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Union Republican Mario Scavello – Why Workers Don’t Have Choice and Taxpayers Have to Pay More

Wed, 2014-01-01 09:23

 The Republican governor and the Republican General Assembly, infiltrated by Unions, will not. Just as the Republican governor and the Republican General Assembly will not address issues of worker freedom and choice or Prevailing Wage. 

  Union Republican Monroe County House District 176 Monroe County Member since 2003 Chair House Labor and Industry Committee

The Republican Agenda does not include Pay Check giving workers a choice or Right to Work to reduce costs to the burdened Forgotten Taxpayer or substantial reform of Prevailing Wage mandates.

Right-to-work push fizzles in Pa. READ MORE Tribune Review 21 December 2013 Mike Wereshagin

“’Just because the Republicans have the majority doesn’t mean we have a majority that is willing to change the status quo,’ said Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Cranberry, who has introduced several bills that would ban forced union membership. His most recent, House Bill 50, has remained stuck in the Labor and Industry Committee since he introduced it on April 30.”

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The Republican Chair of House Labor and Industry is Republican Representative Mario Scavello who is financed by Wendell Young IV’s United Food and Commercial Workers Union which, also, defeated Liquor Privatization.

     

UFCW PLCB members Karen Reese (L) and Marcia Hall (R) with State Rep. Mario Scavello (R-176th) from UFCWU Facebook page.

Wendell Young IV’s UFCW Local 1776 Endorsements

 

 

Mario Scavello is endorsed by the AFL-CIO

Finances Mario Scavello

Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania: Government Union Republicans Rewarded with Committee Chairs

“The new Chairman of the House Labor and Industry Committee is Rep. Mario Scavello (R-Monroe*). In 2012, Rep. Scavello was endorsed by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) and the AFL-CIO. The UFCW is the union which represents state liquor store employees. Furthermore, he has received thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from government unions since 2010; the state teachers’ union (PSEA) has been particularly generous toward him. The selection of Rep. Scavello sends a very clear message that House leadership has no interest in curbing the finical or political influence of government unions.”

Categories: Pennsylvania

Democrats Cannot Be Trusted With Money Part 13 – Democratic Scranton Unemployment 9.2%

Sun, 2013-12-29 19:49

Not only is Democratic and very unionized Scranton going bankrupt, its Democratic residents are unemployed at higher numbers than the average for Pennsylvania or the US. Culture Counts and Counting Counts. Reality based analysis would tell us that Democratic ideas do not produce more goods and more services, nor produce more jobs, nor produce more tax revenues (after all, tax revenues come from employed, productive people who work, save and invest). 9.2 % is the conventional number, the U-6 number is even higher. And, for young people, 18 to 24 even higher.

Residential unemployment in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area crept up two tenths of a percentage point in September to 9.6 percent, according to data released by the state Department of Labor & Industry...  Statewide unemployment was 8.2 percent in September. National unemployment was 7.8 percent. READ MORE  31 October 2012 Citizens Voice Staff Report 

 

 

City of Scranton aerial view  Population Demographics Population 76, 415 approximately and see Google graphic of population change over time from 1990 to 2011 . Population is down from 1990 with an uptick in recent years

Categories: Pennsylvania

Where Does Government Money Come From? And How Does It Get It?

Sun, 2013-12-29 19:49

There are Tax Takers and Tax Makers. Which Are You?    Tell me which you are and I will have a pretty good idea how you will vote.

Categories: Pennsylvania

Is Statism a Good Idea?

Sun, 2013-12-29 19:49

   The State is built on force and coercion of individuals. The bigger the Collectivist State; the less Individual Liberty.

Categories: Pennsylvania

Marcellus Shale Impact “Fee” Is Redistributed to Counties Without Any Marcellus Shale Drilling including two counties with moratoriums on natural gas drilling

Sun, 2013-12-29 19:48

If Impact Fee/Tax is redistributed by number of wells, why does Philadelphia County and Bucks County, both of which have moratoriums (Act 87 of 2012 for Bucks County) get any money? Because the General Assembly, cynically, with intent to mislead termed this tax a fee.

Bucks: $530,461.69
• Chester: $423,255.23
• Delaware: $474,238.17
• Montgomery: $678,613.66
• Philadelphia: $1,294,664.55

   Impact Fee Revenue Will Boost Conservation Efforts, MontCo Kate Harper Says Pennsylvania.s five southeastern counties will receive more than $3.4 million in revenue from the collection of an impact fee on natural gas drilling activities in the Marcellus Shale, said Rep. Kate Harper (R-Montgomery). The funding awarded directly to the counties is just a small portion of the nearly $200 million in impact fees collected so far this year. Additional revenue is dedicated to municipalities where drilling is taking place; to state agencies for the regulation of drilling activities and administration of the impact fee law; and to environmental initiatives, such as the Environmental Stewardship Fund, Hazardous Sites Cleanup Fund and county conservation districts.  READ MORE Rep Kate Harper email update

The Liberty Index scores Act 13 of 2012 Tier 3 (Major Impact on Liberty) AGAINST LIBERTY and AGAINST THE FORGOTTEN TAXPAYER because the misnamed “Impact Fee” is, in reality, a tax. A real Impact Fee would be segregated in a fund to compensate people for damage from “externalities” of Marcellus Shale drilling. This phony fee does not do that but redistributes profits without regard to merit.  A “YEA” vote is a vote AGAINST LIBERTY AND AGAINST THE FORGOTTEN TAXPAYER

Categories: Pennsylvania

Rep. Jerry Stern voted YEA for Tom Corbett’s $2.4 Bbillion ($2.400,000,000) Tax Increase

Sun, 2013-12-29 19:41

  Republican (?) Jerry Stern   is not The Forgotten Taxpayer’s Friend voted for Corbett’s $2.4 Bbillion dollar Tax Increase to fix Pennsylvania’s obvious crumbling roads and falling bridges.  Jerry Stern is Pro-Life but Not Pro Taxpayer

  House Vote Act 89 of 2013 (HB1060) 21 November 2013  Jerry Stern voted YEA against Liberty, Economic Freedom and the Forgotten Taxpayer.

Just like a Democrat, Jerry Stern   votes for More spending and More Taxes (and more debt).

  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. Corbett puppet Jerry Stern   votes YEA.

  Big Business, Big Labor, Left Wing Environmentalists  and Big Government join together  to spend more and tax more. Cui bono? To whose benefit?   Not The Forgotten Taxpayers.

 

Categories: Pennsylvania

Republican (?) MontCo Rep. Todd Stephens Endorsed by Democratic Union – financed by Union BucksCo Republican (?) Gene DiGirolamo

Sun, 2013-12-29 11:51

  Wendell Young’s very powerful United Food and Commercial Workers Union Endorsed Union Republican Todd Stephens 6 November 2012

  Todd Stephens is NOT The Forgotten Taxpayer’s Friend

District 151 Republican, serving Montgomery County (Part)Member of the House 2011 to date

  Todd Stepehns  is not The Forgotten Taxpayer’s Friend voted for Corbett’s $2.4 Bbillion dollar Tax Increase

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

  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. Corbett puppet  Todd Stephens votes YEA.

  Big Business, Big Labor, Left Wing Environmentalists  and Big Government join together  to spend more and tax more. Cui bono? To whose benefit?   Not The Forgotten Taxpayers’.

 

         

Act 193 of 2012    Todd Stephens  voted   NAY

The House Vote on Capital Budget Act 193 of 2012 increased debt by $2.3 billion

Fiscal Note House Committee on Appropriations

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 of 2013 Todd Stephens  voted YEA; every Democrat voted YEA. 

The House Vote on Capital Budget Act 69 of 2013 increased debt by $1.75 billion dollars.

Fiscal Note House Committee on Appropriations

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

  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

 

 

Categories: Pennsylvania

Wendell Young’s very powerful United Food and Commercial Workers Union Republican (?) Endorsements by Penna. House Districts

Sun, 2013-12-29 11:11

Wendell Young’s very powerful United Food and Commercial Workers Union Endorsements by Penna. House Districts

18 Gene DiGirolamo R  BucksCo
29 Bernie O’Neill R BucksCo
80 Jerry Stern R
81 Mike Fleck R
142 Frank Farry R BucksCo
143 Marguerite Quinn R BucksCo
144 Katharine Watson R BucksCo
150 Mike Vereb R  MontCo
151 Todd Stephens R  MontCo
152 Tom Murt R MontCo
160 Stephen Barrar R  DelCo
161 Joe Hackett R   DelCo
162 Nick Miccarelli R  DelCo
163 Nicholas Micozzie R  DelCo
165 Bill Adolph R  DelCo
176 Mario Scavello R  – candidate for Penna. Senate Monroe County Senate District 40
177 John Taylor R  Phila

 

Categories: Pennsylvania

Wendell Young’s very powerful United Food and Commercial Workers Union Republican (?) Endorsements by Penna. Senate Districts

Sun, 2013-12-29 11:06

  Wendell Young’s United Food and Commercial Workers Union vehemently and very publicly opposed liquor privation which would cost the union millions in forced dues deductions. Senators Pileggi, Scarnati and Gordner are all members of Senate Republican (?) Leadership (?).

What does this tell us?

Endorsements by Penna. Senate Districts

 9 Dominic Pileggi R
25 Joseph Scarnati R
27 John Gordner R
29 David Argall R
33 Richard Alloway R 

                                                                                                          Bottom: Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-9), President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Appropriations Committee Chairman Jake Corman (R-34)

Top: Majority Whip Pat Browne (R-16), Majority Caucus Chairman Mike Waugh (R-28), Majority Policy Committee Chairman Ted Erickson (R-26), Majority Caucus Administrator John Gordner (R-27), Majority Caucus Secretary Bob Robbins (R-50)

 

Categories: Pennsylvania

Rep. Mike Fleck Bails out Unions and Kicks Pension Reform Down the Road

Sat, 2013-12-28 22:53

  Mike Fleck is not The Forgotten Taxpayer’s Friend voted to avoid reforming Pension problem.

         

                                         Act 120 of 2010 is a Democratic bill that kicks the pension problem down the road to placate Democratic unions.   Every Democrat and every member of Republican House Leadership voted YEA. That should tell us someting.   House vote Act 120 of 2010 (HB 2497) 15 November 2010 PSERS and SERS Union Pension Bailout Bill     

                            

A “NAY” Vote Was a Vote FOR LIBERTY, FOR ECONOMIC FREEDOM and FOR THE FORGOTTEN TAXPAYER 

  Rep. Mike Fleck  Voted “YEA“ Against Liberty, against Economic Freedom, against The Forgotten Taxpayer.       

Commonwealth Foundation on 2010 Lame Duck Pension Bailout Vote  10 November  2010.

Commonwealth Foundation Union Pension Bailout & Generational Theft 1 November 2010

Commonwealth Foundation President Matt Brouillette   On Fire about Union Pension Bailout 12 October 2013  “Lame Duck Lunacy” he calls it. 

 

Categories: Pennsylvania

Rep. Mike Fleck voted YEA for Tom Corbett’s $2.4 Bbillion $2.400,000,000) Tax Increase

Sat, 2013-12-28 22:24

 Mike Fleck is not The Forgotten Taxpayer’s Friend voted for Corbett’s $2.4 Bbillion dollar Tax Increase to fix Pennsylvania’s obvious crumbling roads and falling bridges.  Mike Fleck is Pro-Life but Not Pro Taxpayer

  House Vote Act 89 of 2013 (HB1060) 21 November 2013  Mike Fleck voted YEA against Liberty, Economic Freedom and the Forgotten Taxpayer.

Just like a Democrat, Mike Fleck votes for More spending and More Taxes (and more debt).

  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. Corbett puppet Mike Fleck votes YEA.

  Big Business, Big Labor, Left Wing Environmentalists  and Big Government join together  to spend more and tax more. Cui bono? To whose benefit?   Not The Forgotten Taxpayers.

 

 

 

 

 

Categories: Pennsylvania

Republican Rep. Mike Fleck’s Three Bad Debt Votes – Not The Forgotten Taxpayer’s Friend

Sat, 2013-12-28 18:35

    Mike Fleck   Pro Life Not Pro Taxpayer 

District 81 Republican, serving Blair County (Part), Huntingdon County (Part), Mifflin County (Part) Member of the House  2007 to date

       Mike Fleck    voted YEA three times to increase debt on Pennsylvania’s Taxpayers. 

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 130 of 2011 Seth Grove voted  YEA

The House Vote on Capital Budget Act 130 of 2011  increased debt by $2.3 billion.

Fiscal Note House Committee on Appropriations  .

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    Mike Fleck voted   YEA

The House Vote on Capital Budget Act 193 of 2012 increased debt by $2.3 billion

Fiscal Note House Committee on Appropriations

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 of 2013 Seth Grove voted YEA; every Democrat voted YEA. 

The House Vote on Capital Budget Act 69 of 2013 increased debt by $1.75 billion dollars.

Fiscal Note House Committee on Appropriations

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

  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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