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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Gov. Wolf’s Full Tax Proposal to be Voted in House and Senate

HARRISBURG – In an effort to move the state budget talks past the current stalemate, House and Senate Republican leaders today announced a vote on Gov. Tom Wolf’s full and latest tax package proposal will take place in the House on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

The leaders made the announcement a day after the governor’s veto of an emergency funding bill aimed at getting needed cash to schools, local human service providers and state agencies. The state auditor general released a report Tuesday showing school districts have paid at least $11.2 million to banks due to the impasse; that amount, to be borne by taxpayers, will only increase as long as a budget is not in place.

“The only thing standing between the governor and the $5 billion tax increase his budget requires is the simple fact that there are not 102 Republican or Democratic votes in the House for it to pass. The sooner the governor accepts this fact, the sooner we can actually get a budget done,” House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) said. “It is long past time to negotiate a budget based in reality.”

“We continue to be troubled by the governor’s decision to hold vital services and schools hostage. It really didn’t need to happen,” Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-Centre) said. “Meeting after meeting, it has become crystal clear that this budget impasse is about one thing – the governor scoring the largest tax increase in our history, which includes a 14 percent increase to your personal income tax. It’s time we all find out who shares that vision.”

“Instead of getting help to our seniors, students and victims, Gov. Wolf manufactured a crisis to support his continual demands for massive tax increases on every citizen and employer,” House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) said. “His proposals, while dressed up, are clearly aimed at protecting the status quo, rather than the people we serve.”

“Despite the fact that the majority of hard-working Pennsylvanians cannot afford Gov. Wolf’s massive tax and spending plans, he continues to push for them,” Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) said. “Not once – but twice now – the General Assembly has met our constitutional obligation to pass a balanced budget, yet Gov. Wolf refused to sign them because they didn’t include his billions of dollars of tax increases. With this vote, we will have a clear understanding of how much support the governor truly has for his tax and spending plans.”

The Republican leaders sent the governor a letter confirming the commitment made last week to allow the governor the time to gather the needed votes for his tax plan.

Click to see the letter and tax proposal 


Anonymous said...

Let me tell you how it will be
There's one for you, nineteen for me
Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman

Should five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don't take it all
Cause I'm the taxman, yeah I'm the taxman

If you drive a car, I'll tax the street,
If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat.
If you get too cold I'll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet.

Don't ask me what I want it for
If you don't want to pay some more
Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman

Now my advice for those who die
Declare the pennies on your eyes
Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman
And you're working for no one but me.

George Harrison

Anonymous said...

This guy is moving Pa. backwards ! Just like obumma he doesn't care about the working man just the welfare vote ! Screw the teachers ,students , and the tax paying workers just so he gets his job killing tax raises ! It's the liberal way!!

Anonymous said...

Wolf, why don't you take your worthless a** and all of your tax lovin' friends and move to NY? Nobody here likes you, nobody likes your tax plan, except for your commie friends that stand to benefit from it! The good Lord could come down to Earth, with a $22 trillion check to pay off our federal debt, and you liberal morons would blow it before you paid a nickel toward the debt! LEARN to work within the budget you already have! Quit hiring more and more workers to "oversee" another government agency! You libtards keep talking about freedoms. killing babies, gays marrying, yada, yada, yada. Where are my freedoms covered? Freedom to keep some of my dang money!?!? Oh, PS, take all the people that voted for you, that aren't showing some remorse, with you to NY.

Anonymous said...

Where did this whiney crybaby that has NO money problem [in the 1%]come from ???He has no comprehension of what a working Family is already going through.. everything in the grocery store has gotten smaller and costs more and all the other necessities have gone up and most come from china and do not last. He has NO clue and does not give a damn. Maybe if he would weed out his leaches in his cities he would have more for his schools. In my opinion he is mentally unstable and should be IMPEACHED !!! Zero Votes should tell him he is WRONG !!!