Corbett better choice
Gov. Tom Corbett has accomplished a lot, including keeping his promises, during his first term. He cut taxes and regulations, which allowed the private sector to create 178,000 new jobs since he took office in 2010. The governor has allowed Pennsylvania to become one of the leading energy producers in both natural gas and coal. He increased funding in education to the highest level ever in Pennsylvania.
Corbett just passed a $29.1 billion state budget that included no new taxes or tax increases. He has repeatedly called on the General Assembly to get pension reform done. Pension costs consume approximately 60 cents for every state revenue dollar earned. There were 163 school districts that called for raising their tax rates above the inflation rate to make up for the pension liabilities. This will increase property taxes on hardworking Americans. The governor displayed good leadership, standing up to these special interest groups and fighting for Pennsylvania taxpayers.
His opponent, Tom Wolf, failed to give his own budget that does not include any new tax increases, and he has stated that he does not believe that pension reform is a crisis.
Corbett is the superior and best choice for a stronger Pennsylvania.
The writer chairs the Plum Borough Republican Committee.
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