Governor Rendell in a power play to RAISE OUR TAXES is holding Pennsylvania hostage!
Harrisburg - It is now day five and counting, taxpayer services are shut down and people are being hurt.Governor Rendell says he will not sign the fiscally responsible budget the Senate passed with bi-partisan support - 49 yes votes to 1 no vote.Instead he shut down government so he can force a NEW electricity tax while sitting on a $649 million dollar surplus.
"Governor Rendell has been all over the map with his spending and new taxes" stated Kathryn English, president of PA Club for Growth, "today it's the electricity tax, yesterday it was the transportation funding tomorrow it will surely be something else".It doesn't seem to matter what program Governor Rendell is expanding or what new tax he would like to impose, he just wants to spend more and more of working families hard earned money.He has no problem hurting government employees, families and all taxpayers in the process.
With Governor Rendell's power play NO ONE WINS --except Governor Rendell!"Taxpayers lose, state employees lose and families lose" stated English.
Pennsylvania Club for Growth applauds our Pennsylvania leaders for standing their ground, caring about taxpayers and refusing to give in to Rendell's hostage demand tactics.