One Cincinnati claim to fame is that Union Terminal is considered the inspiration for the Hall of Justice where the Superfriends managed their operations. Union Terminal was built in 1933 much in the grandeur of Union Station or Grand Central Station as a train depot. As train travel diminished especially after World War II, the site became rarely used. In the 80’s it saw brief life as a shopping mall and most recently it is the permanent home of the Museum Center housing the Cincinnati History Museum and the Museum of Natural History and Science.
Well after years the Terminal is badly needing repairs. Rather than propose a new bond levy on property taxes, the County instead is asking voters (with Issue 8) to consider raising the sales tax by .25% for five years. Unlike the horrible deal voters agreed to with the Bengals and Reds Stadiums whose sales tax never has expired, this tax would only be limited to 5 years and end automatically. A huge selling point IMO and the primary reason I am voting for it.
Now about those Superfriends. Superman was a reporter by day, Wonder Woman held many jobs usually with the government, and Acquaman….well he didn’t have a job as far as I can remember. So none of them had money yet they somehow they could afford a swanky headquarters with all the latest technology. And who probably had to foot the bill? Batman. And he earned his money the old fashioned way: He inherited it. Bunch of slackers.
I got a good laugh out of Batman whistling while walking away. 😀
Thanks…whistling is hard to draw I discovered
Being a sucker for train travel (despite the terminal’s current use) I’m with you on your vote, Bearman! I am a bit too far north to actually vote myself on this though….
You moved too far away
Bruce can foot the bill.
I think he is tired of the rest of them always coming to him for money
Batman was the icing on this comedic cake. 😀
Limited to 5 years – oh that sounds good. Unfortunately, there is a history of taxes not being removed. Many years ago I learned there was a small tax for the Spanish-American War that is still being collected.
I just checked the tax was finally removed after 108 years!
haha I always wondered what that tax was for
Once the tax is imposed it will never go away. It works here in California very nicely. Taxes abound and they just keep adding more taxes.
Have a fabulous day. 🙂
Well as I said, thankfully they can’t allow it to continue. Now that won’t stop them from trying to implement something else.
I agree with Comedy Plus… That’s the reason I’m voting NO on every additional tax. I want our illustrious leaders to learn to use the money they have, not give them more to waste!
Usually I would agree but for this, all the money goes to the restoration and preservation and can’t be doled out for more.
Beautiful building! I am a bit dubious of the taxing going away, as once you get used to it, they’ll find other pressing needs to spend your money on.
True but in that case they will have to come to us for a vote.
To not have the Hall of Justice would be an injustice.
Looks like help may be coming – not from the cosmic reaches of the universe – but from the good citizens of Cincinnati!
I already did my absentee vote
I like the way the Caped Crusader is trying to shirk his share of the bill. Just walk away while nobody is looking.
Shirk his share? He is tired of footing the whole bill.
Massachusetts did something similar many years ago by temp, raising the income tax and promising to drop it back to 5%. It took them 20 years to get there by gradually, like a snail, reducing it backwards while finding new taxes to recoup the income tax losses. Once a tax goes in, it never really goes out.
Well hopefully they won’t screw us this time..bwahahahahh who am I kidding?
That’s hilarious–and informative!
well that is me haha
Will they install a bat light?
Only if it is solar haha