Monday, September 22, 2014
Ballard's Record Of Dozens Of Tax and Fee Increases
He may have run on an anti-tax pledge in 2007, but as mayor, he has been the biggest tax and spend mayor in the City of Indianapolis' history. Fellow blogger Paul Ogden has a summary of all the tax and fee increases enacted by Mayor Greg Ballard, along with a few he proposed that didn't become law here.
Democratic mayoral candidate Joe Hogsett is already planning to replicate the gubernatorial campaign he helped run for Evan Bayh in 1988 against Lt. Gov John Mutz (R). In that campaign, Bayh and the Democrats ran to the right of Mutz, attacking the 8-year record of the Orr-Mutz team raising taxes and supporting big spending programs. It worked like magic. Yes, Joe Hogsett will run to the right of the Republican mayoral candidate in 2015, which probably won't be Greg Ballard.