If the revenue will indeed go where he says, I don’t think it will hurt him. The roads in Pennsylvania are in deplorable condition.
At least it’s not going for vote-buying or more entitlements.
“At least its not going for vote-buying or more entitlements.”
If I recall...a large chunk of it goes directly into the general fund, so...yeah. heh. Not likely.
It will make our gas taxes among the highest in the nation.
This is an outrage.
This will make our gasoline taxes in PA among the highest in the country.
This really is an absolute outrage.
Corbett will come up with emotional wedges like his Medicaid expansion for Obamacare with conditions position.
But in the end Corbett is a business as usual tax and spend politician who happens to have an R next to his name.
No matter how high taxes are raised, roads in Pennsylvania will ALWAYS be in deplorable condition. The money raised always goes elsewhere, and the roads still look the same.
Part of the money to be raised this time will go to public transportation — another money pit. Near Pittsburgh, local government instituted a drink tax to fund the local transit system. Yet, the local system continues to jack up fates and cut service. Where does the money from the drink tax go?
What is needed is an independent audit of the PA Department of Transportation and the public transit agencies. These government transportation entities spend money without accountability or any supervision. It’s time someone steps in to find out where the money is going and keep spending for these agencies in line.
Are you new?
The taxes will shoot up and your roads will remain in the exact same condition.
That state of affairs has existed in pa as long as I have been alive.
Fortunately, I escaped Pennsylvanistan.