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Penn State’s Billions – Welfare to the Wealthy

Mon, 2014-04-14 12:55

Penn State’s “For the Future” exceeds goal, raises $2.158 billion in private support Since its launch January 1, 2007,Penn State becomes one of 12 public U.S. universities to exceed a $2 billion campaign goal   READ MORE Penn State News April 12, 2014

Every year the Republican General Assembly transfers about 1/4 billion dollars of taxpayer money to Penn State, a private corporation with tax-exempt and non-profit privileges and an annual budget of $4.2 billion dollars a year and an endowment of more than $2 Bbillion.

        

Penn State is one of five politically favored private corporations with both tax-exempt and non-profit status. Does sending millions of dollars to billionaires make sense to you?

It infuriates this Forgotten Taxpayer.  Government dependency is corrosive whether to individuals or to billionaire private corporations. 

Categories: Pennsylvania

Not This Republican — The Power To Tax and the Power To Destroy Part 2

Thu, 2014-04-10 10:16
  Republicans join the call for tax on Marcellus drillers

Not this Republican. The Republican Governor and Republican General Assembly targeted Marcellus Shale with the deceptively named “Impact Fee”.

Marcellus Shale is non-union.

When an initiative is led by Union financedProgressive” Tom Murt, you know it is a union idea. Republican (?) Tom Murt is allied and funded by BucksCo Union Republican (?) Gene DiGirolamo. 

“The Power to tax involves the power to destroy”. When one business is singled out, then any business can be targeted and no business is safe from the General Assembly’s avarice. More power to the General Assembly means fewer resources for individual citizens to pursue happiness in the way they choose. Giving more money and more power to the General Assembly is not a good idea. That’s an understatement.

Categories: Pennsylvania

Common Core – Unity Is Not Uniformity

Thu, 2014-04-10 09:23

  I will not impose Common Core on Pa. schools.  The reasons to oppose Common Core are too numerous to enumerate here. I am opposed and as chief executive, I intend to expand school choice by expanding Education Improvement Tax Credits and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credits and to reduce obstacles to building charter schools and cyber schools. Personnel is policy and Gov. Corbett has appointed a Sec. of Education and has empowered the Pa. Dept of Education to impose this very expensive mandate.

Categories: Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s Budget and the Power To Tax and To Destroy Part 1

Thu, 2014-04-10 09:21

The power to tax involves the power to destroy. I want to be the voice and the hand of the Forgotten Taxpayer. It is feasible to reduce spending. I will not sign any budget that spends more than revenue. I will not sign any budget or any Appropriations Act that spends more, in nominal terms, than preceding year. 

 Perhaps the most important thing taxpayers should know is that the state has been spending more than it collects in revenue for six straight years. Gov. Corbett’s proposed budget would make that a seventh year. “Commonwealth Foundation 24 February 2014  and Auditor General DePasquale warns of municipal tax increases and bankruptcies

Acts 10A to 14A spend 1/2 Bbillion dollars on five politically favored multi-billion private corporations that already have the benefit of being tax-exempt. This is corporate cronyism or Welfare to the Wealthy. The Forgotten Taxpayer cannot afford this and these universities are costing the taxpayer too much.

Almost $1.2 Bbillion in subsidies and tax credits to politically connected, multi-millionaire corporations can be eliminated. Lower taxes for all.

  No increase in capital budget which increase debt, which is deferred taxation, by billions. In the last three years, the Republican Governor with a complicit Republican General Assembly voted to increase debt by $6.3 Bbillion

Mega Multi-billion Comcast received $30 million in cash subsidy and $4.5 billion in job creation tax credits. The business aristocracy does well.

There are many more cuts that I am sure can be made. The Governor has a line item veto. Article IV Section 16.

I want to be the voice and the hand of the Forgotten Taxpayer. I am able and willing to veto bills that spend more than revenue, to end corporate cronyism. I am able and more than willing to say “NO” to more spending.

We trust citizens to vote. Why would we not trust the same citizens to spend their money as they think best and to send their kids to the schools they think meet their kids’ needs?

I think this is a message that will appeal to Kennedy Democrats. 

Categories: Pennsylvania

Guns and PICS – Redundant, Expensive and Republican

Sun, 2014-04-06 08:13

Kim Stolfer makes salient points that Pennsylvania’s background check system (PICS –Pennsylvania Instant Check System) for purchase of firearms in Pennsylvania is redundant, expensive, less reliable than the national instant system (NICS). This system was, and continues to be, imposed by Republicans Governor and a Republican General Assembly.

One wonders why the Republican Administration and the Republican General Assembly maintains an expensive, inefficient and duplicative system.

May I ask what vendor has the contract for PICS?

 

Pennsylvania Constitution Article I Section 21 

The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.

This language is contained in the Pennasylvania Constitution of 1776. The original 1776 Constitutional provision was modified in the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1790 and the words have not changed since 1790.

Guns should not be in hands of felons or mentally ill people who are a danger to themselves or others. We do not need more laws. The police and the Courts need to enforce the many gun laws we do have.

Categories: Pennsylvania

The Knockout Game continues at Bartram High Part 2

Fri, 2014-04-04 10:47

 

    At Unionized and Government Run Bartram Violence Persists READ MORE Kristin Graham and Dylan Purcell 4 April 2014

       School Choice for the poorest kids in the worst schools seems a moral mandate for all of us. This is, of course, opposed by the richest and most powerful special interest in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,  State, the Pennsylvania State Education Association, the teachers’ union which forces every teacher in the government schools to join the unions and forces them to pay dues. If unions were so good, why do workers have to be forced to join?   

 

Categories: Pennsylvania

The Knockout Game at Philadelphia’s Government Operated Unionized Bartram High –Part 1

Mon, 2014-03-31 11:18

   Bartram staffer Alphonso Stevenson was knocked unconscious by a student at the school on March 21. This image was posted on Twitter that day. READ MORE Kristen Graham and Dylan Purcell 31 March 2014 Philadelphia Inquirer

The Inquirer’s Pulitzer Prize winning Seven Part series “Assault on Learning” ran 27 March 2011 to 3 April 2011 documents in detail how physically dangerous Philadelphia government schools are. Not much has changed in four years.  READ MORE Assault on Learning by Kristen Graham and Dylan Purcell March –April 2011

No wonder that more and more Philadelphia parents are sending their kids to Charter Schools where it is safe. See Philadelphia School District About Us  Number of Charter School Students 60, 774

   And Philadelphia privately run, non-unionized Charters perform better at lower cost. It is disgraceful that we, the people, force our neighbors to send their kids to dangerous and dysfunctional government schools.   In Philadelphia, Charter Schools outperform their unionized, government school neighborsREAD MORE PaIndependent Maura Pennington 23 December 2013

 

 

Categories: Pennsylvania

Pension Crisis How It Began Act 9 of 2001 Act 38 of 2002 and Act 40 of 2003

Tue, 2014-03-11 19:42

Morning Call 9 February 2013 Time Line of Pennsylvania Public Pensions Key Dates and Debates 

See also The Liberty Blog Act 120 of 2010 Kicking the Can Down the Road   

 

Morining Call:

2001: Act 9 raises pensions for legislators by 50 percent and state workers and teachers by 25 percent. Since it is retroactive, all SERS and PSERS members benefit; also reduces the amount of time to become vested in the pension systems from 10 to five years. Because no new revenue offsets the expenses, this is seen as one of the biggest reasons for the current crisis; after Sept. 11, goes into a tailspin that crushes SERS’ and PSERS’ investments.  [Note here are the votes on Act 9 of 2001 with Republican Majority in House and Senate. This was signed into law by Governor Tom Ridge]

2002: PSERS surplus plateaus at $6.9 billion before it descends.

2002: Act 38 gives retirees a cost-of-living hike, which adds $1.75 billion in unfunded costs for SERS and PSERS; also puts a one-year cap on employer contributions at 1.15 percent, which further underfunds SERS and PSERS.

2003: Act 40 spreads out employers’ SERS and PSERS’ pension obligations from 10 years to 30 years. 

Categories: Pennsylvania

Republican Representative Daryl Metcalfe Votes AGAINST Welfare to the Wealthy

Sun, 2014-03-09 05:00

Representative Daryl Metcalfe voted against redistributing almost 1/2 Bbillion dollars to Favored Five  multi billion dollar private tax-exempt corporations. READ MORE The Liberty Blog 1 Jauary 2014

THE RECORD IS THE RECORD. This is the record as reported by the General Assembly itself.

       District 12 Map  Republican, serving Butler County (Part) Member of the House  1999 to date

 

Categories: Pennsylvania

Republican Representative Daryl Metcalfe is The Forgotten Taxpayer’s Friend – Rep. Metcalfe votes Against Act 89 of 2013 Corbett/Republican Tax Increase

Sat, 2014-03-08 06:00

      Representative Daryl Metcalfe  is voted AGAINST  Corbett’s $2.4 Bbillion dollar Tax Increase to fix Pennsylvania’s obvious crumbling roads and falling bridges.  

  House Vote Act 89 of 2013 (HB1060) 21 November 2013 

Representative Daryl Metcalfe  voted NAY on Act 89 of 2013 This was a Vote FOR Liberty, Economic Freedom and the Forgotten Taxpayer.  Representative Daryl Metcalfe  voted against  More spending and More Taxes 

  Republican (?) Tom Corbett and uber Democrat Ed Rendell on Capitol steps rally for more spending and more taxes.

Republican (?) Tom Corbett and Ed Rendell joined together to lobby for more spending and more taxes

 

  District 12 Map  Republican, serving Butler County (Part) Member of the House  1999 to date


 

Categories: Pennsylvania

Ron Miller’s Pension Vote Act 9 of 2001 Was the Beginning of the Pension Mess We Are In

Fri, 2014-03-07 11:56

 Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania reminds us that Ron Miller’s vote for Act 9 of 2001 started the pensiojuggernaut rolling.  READ MORE Time Line of Pennsylvania Public Pensions Morning Call 9 February 2013 Key Dates and Debates

  Ron Miller Not The Forgotten Taxpayer’s Friend   Ron Miller feathered his nest at the expense of The Forgotten Taxpayer 

Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania:  ”As your property taxes and other state taxes explode over the next few years, it is important for you to know who to “thank” for voting to increase their own and public employee pensions. To save you the trouble of sifting through the 2001 House andSenate Journal for the Act 9 (HB 26), here are the respective “AYE” votes:

House:

Adolph Donatucci Lynch Saylor Allen Eachus Maher Schroder Argall Egolf Maitland Schuler Armstrong Evans, D. Major Semmel Baker, J. Evans, J. Manderino Shaner Baker, M. Fairchild Markosek Smith, B. Bard Feese Marsico Smith, S. H. Barley Fichter Mayernik Solobay Barrar Fleagle McCall Staback Bebko-Jones Flick McGeehan Stairs Belardi Forcier McGill Steil Belfanti Freeman McIlhatten Stern Benninghoff Gabig McIlhinney Stetler Birmelin Gannon Melio Stevenson, R. Bishop Geist Michlovic Stevenson, T. Blaum George Micozzie Strittmatter Boyes Godshall Miller, R. Sturla Browne Gruitza Miller, S. Surra Bunt Haluska Myers Tangretti Butkovitz Hanna Nailor Taylor, E.Z. Buxton Harhai O’Brien Taylor, J. Caltagirone Harhart Oliver Thomas Cappelli Hasay Perzel Tigue Cawley Hennessey Petrone Trello Civera Herman Phillips Trich Clark Hershey Pickett Tulli Clymer Hess Pippy Veon Cohen, L.I. Horsey Pistella Walko Cohen, M. Hutchinson Preston Washington Colafella Jadlowiec Raymond Waters Coleman James Readshaw Watson Cornell Josephs Reinard Williams, C. Corrigan Kaiser Rieger Williams, J. Costa Keller Roberts Wilt Coy Kenney Robinson Wogan Creighton Kirkland Roebuck Wojnarski Cruz Krebs Rohrer Wright Curry LaGrotta Rooney Yewicic Daley Laughlin Ross Youngblood Dally Lederer Rubley Zimmerman DeLuca Leh Ruffing Zug Dermody Lescovitz Sainato De Weese Levdansky Santoni DiGirolamo Lewis Sather Diven Lucyk Speaker Ryan

 

Senate:

Bell Holl Mowery Thompson Bodack Hughes Murphy Tighman Brightbill Jubelirer Musto Thompson Conti Kasunic O’Pake Wagner Costa Kukovich Punt White, Mary Jo Erickson LaValle Rhoades Williams Fumo Lemmond Robbins Wozniak Gerlach Logan Scarnati Greenleaf Madigan Stout Helfrick Mellow Tartaglione
Categories: Pennsylvania

Republican (?) Ron Miller’s Five (5) Votes for Welfare To The Wealthy – The Favored Five Private Corporations Financed by Tax Dollars

Fri, 2014-03-07 11:31

  Ron Miller District 93 Map  Republican, serving York County (Part) Member of the House 1999 to date

York  Representative Ron Miller’s  Five (5) Votes for Welfare to the Wealthy. This is the record as reported by the General Assembly itself.  


  Republican Representative Ron Miller voted YEA to give, that is, redistribute  almost 1/2 Bbillion Taxpayer Dollars to multi-billion dollar, private, tax-exempt corporations. Representative Maloney forced the Forgotten Taxpayer to finance these very wealth corpoations. Why these Favored Five Corpoations and not all private universities and colleges? How much better are we all off that these Favored Five are financed by the government and that taxpayer money has been redistributed to them. Generally, I thought, Republicans think that government dependency, year after year, is morally corrosive and demoralizing as well as being bad economics.

The Favored Five

   The Republican Governor and the Republican General Assembly voted to give  tax-exempt multibillion dollar private corporation Penn State   $229, 694,000  taxpayer dollars by Act 10A of 2013  House vote 1 July 2013 SB725  This vote was 199 to 4 with real Republicans John McGinnis, Daryl Metcalfe Carl Metzgar and Democrat Haluska voting NAY House Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Note     Penn State $229, 694,000

  The Republican Governor and the Republican General Assembly voted to give  tax-exempt multibillion dollar private corporation   UPITT $136,076,000 taxpayer dollars by Act 11A of 2013  House vote 1 July 2013 SB726  This vote was 199 to 4 with real Republicans John McGinnis, Daryl Metcalfe Carl Metzgar and Democrat Haluska voting NAY  House Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Note   UPITT $136,076,000

  The Republican Governor and the Republican General Assembly voted to give  tax-exempt multibillion dollar private corporation  TempleU $139, 917,000 taxpayer dollars by Act 12A of 2013  House vote 1 July 2013 SB727  This vote was 199 to 4 with real Republicans John McGinnis, Daryl Metcalfe Carl Metzgar and Democrat Haluska voting NAY  House Committe on Appropriations Fiscal Note     TempleU $139, 917,000 

  The Republican Governor and the Republican General Assembly voted to give  tax-exempt multibillion dollar private corporation  LincolnU $13,163,000 taxpayer dollars by Act 13 A of 2013  House vote 1 July 2013 SB728  This vote was 199 to 4 with real Republicans John McGinnis, Daryl Metcalfe Carl Metzgar and Democrat Haluska voting NAY House Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Note LincolnU $13,163,000

   The Republican Governor and the Republican General Assembly voted to give  tax-exempt multibillion dollar private corporation UPENN $28,261,000  taxpayer dollars by Act 14A of 2013  House vote 1 July 2013 SB729  This vote was 197 to 6 with real Republicans   Krieger John McGinnis, Daryl Metcalfe Carl Metzgar Reese and Democrats Haluska and Petrarca  voting NAY  House Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Note UPENN $28,261,000

 

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 Only Representatives Metcalfe and McGinnis Metzgar and Democrat Haluska voted NAY five times AGAINST more spending which is funded by the taxpayers and FOR Liberty, Economic Freedom and The Forgotten Taxpayer

 

  District 69 Map  Republican, serving Bedford County (Part), Somerset County (Part)  Member of the House  2009 to date

 

    District 12 Map  Republican, serving Butler County (Part) Member of the House  1999 to date

  District 79 Map  Republican, serving Blair County (Part)   Member of the House 2013 to date   District 73 Map  Democrat, serving Cambria County (Part)  Member of the House  1995 to dat
Categories: Pennsylvania

Republican Representative David M. Maloney, Sr.’s Vote for Welfare to the Wealthy

Fri, 2014-03-07 07:26

      Berks County Representative David M. Maloney, Sr’s Five (5) Votes for Welfare to the Wealthy. District 130 Map Republican, serving Berks County (Part)Member of the House 2011 to date

THE RECORD IS THE RECORD. This is the record as reported by the General Assembly itself.

  Republican Representative David M. Maloney voted YEA to give, that is, redistribute  almost 1/2 Bbillion Taxpayer Dollars to multi-billion dollar, private, tax-exempt corporations. Representative Maloney forced the Forgotten Taxpayer to finance these very wealth corpoations. Why these Favored Five Corpoations and not all private universities and colleges? How much better are we all off that these Favored Five are financed by the government and that taxpayer money has been redistributed to them. Generally, I thought, Republicans think that government dependency, year after year, is morally corrosive and demoralizing as well as being bad economics. 

   The Republican Governor and the Republican General Assembly voted to give  tax-exempt multibillion dollar private corporation Penn State   $229, 694,000  taxpayer dollars by Act 10A of 2013  House vote 1 July 2013 SB725  This vote was 199 to 4 with real Republicans John McGinnis, Daryl Metcalfe Carl Metzgar and Democrat Haluska voting NAY House Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Note     Penn State $229, 694,000

  The Republican Governor and the Republican General Assembly voted to give  tax-exempt multibillion dollar private corporation   UPITT $136,076,000 taxpayer dollars by Act 11A of 2013  House vote 1 July 2013 SB726  This vote was 199 to 4 with real Republicans John McGinnis, Daryl Metcalfe Carl Metzgar and Democrat Haluska voting NAY  House Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Note   UPITT $136,076,000

  The Republican Governor and the Republican General Assembly voted to give  tax-exempt multibillion dollar private corporation  TempleU $139, 917,000 taxpayer dollars by Act 12A of 2013  House vote 1 July 2013 SB727  This vote was 199 to 4 with real Republicans John McGinnis, Daryl Metcalfe Carl Metzgar and Democrat Haluska voting NAY  House Committe on Appropriations Fiscal Note     TempleU $139, 917,000 

  The Republican Governor and the Republican General Assembly voted to give  tax-exempt multibillion dollar private corporation  LincolnU $13,163,000 taxpayer dollars by Act 13 A of 2013  House vote 1 July 2013 SB728  This vote was 199 to 4 with real Republicans John McGinnis, Daryl Metcalfe Carl Metzgar and Democrat Haluska voting NAY House Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Note LincolnU $13,163,000

   The Republican Governor and the Republican General Assembly voted to give  tax-exempt multibillion dollar private corporation UPENN $28,261,000  taxpayer dollars by Act 14A of 2013  House vote 1 July 2013 SB729  This vote was 197 to 6 with real Republicans   Krieger John McGinnis, Daryl Metcalfe Carl Metzgar Reese and Democrats Haluska and Petrarca  voting NAY  House Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Note UPENN $28,261,000

        

 

 Only Representatives Metcalfe and McGinnis Metzgar and Democrat Haluska voted NAY five times AGAINST more spending which is funded by the taxpayers and FOR Liberty, Economic Freedom and The Forgotten Taxpayer

 

  District 69 Map  Republican, serving Bedford County (Part), Somerset County (Part)  Member of the House  2009 to date

 

    District 12 Map  Republican, serving Butler County (Part) Member of the House  1999 to date

  District 79 Map  Republican, serving Blair County (Part)   Member of the House 2013 to date   District 73 Map  Democrat, serving Cambria County (Part)  Member of the House  1995 to date
Categories: Pennsylvania

Republican Rep. David M. Maloney, Sr.’s Two Good Debt Votes and One Bad Debt Vote

Thu, 2014-03-06 12:24

 

      In the last three years, the Republican General Assembly and the Republican Governor have voted to increase debt by $6,300,000,000 SIX BILLION THREE HUNDRED MILLION. The Republican General Assembly and the Republican Governor are NOT the Forgotten Taxpayer’s friend.

                                                                                                                                                                                     David M. Maloney Sr. District 130 Map   Republican, serving Berks County (Part)  Member of the House  2011 to date

      David M Maloney, Sr.  voted  YEA once  to increase debt and voted twice NAY, that is,  not to increase debt

A “NAY” was a vote for Liberty, for Economic Freedom and for The Forgotten Taxpayer

A “YEA” was a vote against Liberty, against Economic Freedom and against The Forgotten Taxpayer

Three Bad Debt Votes: The Three Capital Budget Acts,

Act 130 of 2011

Act 193 of 2012

 Act 69 of 2013

 

        Act 130 of 2011    David M Maloney, Sr. voted NAY  – that is, he voted not to increase debt

The House Vote on Capital Budget Act 130 of 2011 was a vote to increase debt by $2.3 billion

A “NAY” was a vote for Liberty, for Economic Freedom and for The Forgotten Taxpayer

A “YEA” was a vote against Liberty, against Economic Freedom and against The Forgotten Taxpayer

 

              Act 193 of 2012     David M Maloney, Sr.  voted NAY – that is, he voted not to increase debt

The House Vote on Capital Budget Act 193 of 2012 was a vote to increase debt by $2.3 billion No related acts in 2012.

A “NAY” was a vote for Liberty, for Economic Freedom and for The Forgotten Taxpayer

A “YEA” was a vote against Liberty, against Economic Freedom and against The Forgotten Taxpayer

 

                  Act 69 0f 2013   David M Maloney, Sr.   voted  YEA that is, to increase debt ; every Democrat voted YEA to increase debt.

The House Vote on Capital Budget Act 69 of 2013  was a vote to increase debt by $1.75 billion dollars.

A “NAY” was a vote for Liberty, for Economic Freedom and for The Forgotten Taxpayer

A “YEA” was a vote against Liberty, against Economic Freedom and against The Forgotten Taxpayer

 

   DEBT  

“Today, Pennsylvanians owe $121 billion in state and local government debt.  This equates to more than $9,400 for every person, and almost $38,000 for the average family of four in the commonwealth—an increase of $10,300 since 2002.READ MORE Pennsylvania Debt Commonwealth Foundation 21 March 2012

 

 

 

Bottom Left to Right Sandra Major Majority Leader Mike Turzai Whip Stan Saylor Union Republican SEIU endorsed Mike Vereb top Left to Right Dave Reed,  House Committee on Appropriations Chair (uber hack) Bill Adolph and  Dick Stevenson

Every member of House Leadership except retiring Dick Stevenson voted YEA to  Corbett’s $2.4 Bbillion dollar tax increase. Act 89 of 2013 HB1060 House vote 21 November 2013135 YEA and 85 NAY and 4 LVE.

The Smith Dynasty has ruled House District 66 for 50 years. How much better off are we because of that?

 

 

 

 

Categories: Pennsylvania

Mike Vereb: The House Never Loses Dick Yeungling and Wendell Young IV

Mon, 2014-01-20 19:34

   Mike Vereb The House Never Loses   

Mike Vereb’s Union UFCWU Contributions AND  Yeungling Brewery; Mike Vereb collects campaign contributions from both sides of the liquor privatization issue. This is political genius. I do feel bad for Mr. Yeungling who seems to have been duped by a smooth talker.    

 

Expenditure Details 1 / 5 Recipient Election Name Date Amount Friends of Mike Vereb
Fairview Village PA – 19409 2012 General Election 05/16/2012 $2,500.00 Description: Reception Filer/Payer: 1776 PAC (UFCW) Report: 2012 Cycle 4 Expenditure Details 2 / 5 Recipient Election Name Date Amount Friends of Mike Vereb
Fairview Village PA – 19409 2012 General Election 08/17/2012 $200.00 Description: Golf Outine Hole Sponsor Filer/Payer: 1776 PAC (UFCW) Report: 2012 Cycle 4 Expenditure Details 3 / 5 Recipient Election Name Date Amount FRIENDS OF MIKE VEREB
HARRISBURG PA – 17108 2007 Municipal Election 06/28/2007 $250.00 Description: DONATION Filer/Payer: LOCAL 1776 PAC (UFCW) Report: 2007 Cycle 4         Expenditure Details 4 / 5 Recipient Election Name Date Amount Friends of Mike Vereb
Harrisburg PA – 17108 2010 General Election 09/02/2010 $300.00 Description: Golf Classic 9/17 Filer/Payer: 1776 PAC (UFCW) Report: 2010 Cycle 4 Expenditure Details 5 / 5 Recipient Election Name Date Amount Friends of Mike Vereb
Fairview Village PA – 19409 2011 Municipal Election 09/01/2011 $1,000.00 Description: Golf Classic 9/15/11 Filer/Payer: 1776 PAC (UFCW) Report: 2011 Cycle 5 Contribution Details 65 / 327 Contributor Election Name Date Amount David Casinelli
Collegeville PA – 19426 2012 General Election 05/31/2012 $500.00 Occupation: COO                 Employer: Yuengling Description: Recipient: Friends of Mike Vereb Report: 2012 Cycle 5

 

Contribution Details 66 / 327 Contributor Election Name Date Amount David Casinelli
Collegeville PA – 19426 2011 Municipal Election 09/08/2011 $1,000.00 Occupation: COO                 Employer: Yuengling Brewery Description: Recipient: Friends of Mike Vereb Report: 2011 Cycle 7

 

Contribution Details 67 / 327 Contributor Election Name Date Amount David Casinelli
Collegeville PA – 19426 2010 General Election 09/09/2010 $1,000.00 Occupation: COO                 Employer: Yuengling Brewery Description: Recipient: Friends of Mike Vereb Report: 2010 Cycle 5

 

Contribution Details 68 / 327 Contributor Election Name Date Amount David Cassinelli
Collegeville PA – 19426 2012 General Election 10/12/2012 $1,400.00 Occupation: COO Employer: Yuengling Brewery Description: airfare Recipient: Friends of Mike Vereb Report: 2012 Cycle 5

 

 

Contribution Details 74 / 327 Contributor Election Name Date Amount Dick Yuengling
Pottsville PA – 17901 2012 General Election 08/17/2012 $650.00 Occupation: President Employer: Yuengling Description: Recipient: Friends of Mike Vereb Report: 2012 Cycle 5

 

 

Categories: Pennsylvania

Republican Senator Dave Argall Voted For Tom Corbett’s $2.4 Bbillion dollar Tax Increase – He Is Not The Forgotten Taxpayer’s Friend

Mon, 2014-01-20 10:47

  Senator Dave Argall   voted For Tom  Corbett’s $2.4 Bbillion dollar Tax Increase to fix Pennsylvania’s obvious crumbling roads and falling bridges.  

  Senate District 29 Republican (Term Expires: 2016) serving Berks (part), Carbon (part), Lehigh (part), Monroe (part), Northampton (part) and Schuylkill Counties. Senator Argall was a Member House of Representatives 1985 to March 17, 2009; and has been Member of Senate March 17, 2009 to date.

                                                        Like a Democrat, Senator Argall  voted  for More spending and More Taxes     Republican (?) Tom Corbett and uber Democrat Ed Rendell join together on the Capitol steps to lobby  for more spending and more taxes.

 

Categories: Pennsylvania

Republican Senator Dave Argall’s Three Bad Debt Votes To Increase Debt by $6.3 Bbillion Dollars – He Is Not The Forgotten Taxpayer’s Friend

Mon, 2014-01-20 10:47

Debt is deferred taxation.

In the last three years, the Republican General Assembly and the Republican Governor have increased debt by $6,300,000,000 SIX BILLION THREE HUNDRED MILLION. The Republican General Assembly and the Republican Governor are NOT the Forgotten Taxpayer’s friend. Three Capital Budget Acts, Act 130 of 2011 Act 193 of 2012 and Act 69 of 2013, increased Pennsylvanian’s debt burden.               

Senator Dave Argall Senate District 29 Republican (Term Expires: 2016) serving Berks (part), Carbon (part), Lehigh (part), Monroe (part), Northampton (part) and Schuylkill Counties. Senator Argall was a Member House of Representatives 1985 to March 17, 2009; and has been Member of Senate March 17, 2009 to date.

 

 Republican (?) Senator Argall  voted YEA to increase debt by $6.3 Bbillion dollars.  

Act 130 of 2011 unanimous YEA in the Senate

Act 193 of 2012 (Sen. Folmer and Eichelberger NAY)

Act 69 of 2011 unanimous YEA in Senate

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Act 130 of 2011 Senator Argall  voted YEA for more debt

A “YEA” was a vote against Liberty, against Economic Freedom and against The Forgotten Taxpayer

 The Senate Vote 6 June 2011 on Capital Budget Act 130 of 2011(SB1190)  increased debt by $2.3 billion.

Fiscal Note House Committee on Appropriations 

    Act 193 of 2102 Senator Argall  voted YEA for more debt

A “YEA” was a vote against Liberty, against Economic Freedom and against The Forgotten Taxpayer

The Senate  Vote 20 June 2012 on Capital Budget Act 193 of 201(SB1480) increased debt by $2.3 billion

Fiscal Note House Committee on Appropriations

  Act 69 of 2013 Senator Pileggi voted YEA; every Democrat voted YEA. 

A “YEA” was a vote against Liberty, against Economic Freedom and against The Forgotten Taxpayer

The Senate Vote 20 June 2013  on Capital Budget Act 69 of 2013(SB1002) increased debt by $1.75 billion dollars.

Fiscal Note House Committee on Appropriations

 

   Pennsylvania Debt “Today, Pennsylvanians owe $121 billion in state and local government debt.  This equates to more than $9,400 for every person, and almost $38,000 for the average family of four in the commonwealth—an increase of $10,300 since 2002. “READ MORE Pennsylvania Debt Commonwealth Foundation 21 March 2012

 

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Republican Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi’s Three Bad Debt Votes To Increase Debt by $6.3 Bbillion Dollars – He Is Not The Forgotten Taxpayer’s Friend

Mon, 2014-01-20 10:47

 Debt is deferred taxation.

In the last three years, the Republican General Assembly and the Republican Governor have increased debt by $6,300,000,000 SIX BILLION THREE HUNDRED MILLION. The Republican General Assembly and the Republican Governor are NOT the Forgotten Taxpayer’s friend. Three Capital Budget Acts, Act 130 of 2011 Act 193 of 2012 and Act 69 of 2013, increased Pennsylvanian’s debt burden.               

  Senator Dominic Pileggi, District 9, was elected to the Pennsylvania Senate in a special election Oct. 1, 2002, Senator Pileggi is serving his third consecutive term. He was elected to the position of Majority Leader in November 2006.

 Republican (?) Senator Dominic Pileggi  voted YEA to increase debt by $6.3 Bbillion dollars.

Act 130 of 2011 unanimous YEA in the Senate

Act 193 of 2012 (Sen. Folmer and Eichelberger NAY)

Act 69 of 2011 unanimous YEA in Senate

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Act 130 of 2011 Senator Pileggi  voted YEA for more debt

A “YEA” was a vote against Liberty, against Economic Freedom and against The Forgotten Taxpayer

 The Senate Vote 6 June 2011 on Capital Budget Act 130 of 2011(SB1190)  increased debt by $2.3 billion.

Fiscal Note House Committee on Appropriations 

    Act 193 of 2102 Senator Pileggi  voted YEA for more debt

A “YEA” was a vote against Liberty, against Economic Freedom and against The Forgotten Taxpayer

The Senate  Vote 20 June 2012 on Capital Budget Act 193 of 201(SB1480) increased debt by $2.3 billion

Fiscal Note House Committee on Appropriations

  Act 69 of 2013 Senator Pileggi voted YEA; every Democrat voted YEA. 

A “YEA” was a vote against Liberty, against Economic Freedom and against The Forgotten Taxpayer

The Senate Vote 20 June 2013  on Capital Budget Act 69 of 2013(SB1002) increased debt by $1.75 billion dollars.

Fiscal Note House Committee on Appropriations

 

   Pennsylvania Debt “Today, Pennsylvanians owe $121 billion in state and local government debt.  This equates to more than $9,400 for every person, and almost $38,000 for the average family of four in the commonwealth—an increase of $10,300 since 2002. “READ MORE Pennsylvania Debt Commonwealth Foundation 21 March 2012

 

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Republican Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi voted For Tom Corbett’s $2.4 Bbillion dollar Tax Increase – He Is Not The Forgotten Taxpayer’s Friend

Mon, 2014-01-20 10:47

  Republican Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi  voted For Tom  Corbett’s $2.4 Bbillion dollar Tax Increase to fix Pennsylvania’s obvious crumbling roads and falling bridges.  Senator Dominic Pileggi, District 9, was elected to the Pennsylvania Senate in a special election Oct. 1, 2002, Senator Pileggi is serving his third consecutive term. He was elected to the position of Majority Leader in November 2006.

  

                                                        Like a Democrat, Senator Pileggi  voted  for More spending and More Taxes     Republican (?) Tom Corbett and uber Democrat Ed Rendell join together on the Capitol steps to lobby  for more spending and more taxes.

 

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