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Republican Governor Tom Corbett just dropped a gas tax bomb on Pennsylvania in December with a 28 cent a gallon bipartisan approved "transporation funding bill".

It will go to the construction companies and labor unions that support Republican and Democrat politicans in this state.

INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS=LINING THE POCKETS OF CRONIES

Corbett actually is quoted in the story as saying he did this tax hike for the sake of children and safety, the kind of talking points we'd expect from Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi.

And he expects me to vote for his re-election in the primary this May and the general election in November.

My a**........

A recent poll showed only 42 percent of Republican voters ready to support RINO Corbett in the primary with 35 percent undecided and 23 percent ready to support Bob Guzzardi, who's unknown outside of conservative activist circles in PA.

An incumbent governor who's only got 42 percent support in his own party for the primary looks like he's in pretty bad shape politically.

1 posted on 02/03/2014 3:48:52 AM PST by Nextrush
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To: Nextrush
Corbett is yet another in a long line of liberal Republican governors. Dems and their union allies have strongholds in the state's major cities and the Republicans figure their only chance is to produce candidates that are just like the Democrats. This is why real conservatives don't have a chance in this state. The local party won't embrace them.

And it's this same thinking that has extended to the national level. If conservatives want to control both houses of congress and the White House, their only chance is to form a third party.

2 posted on 02/03/2014 4:01:58 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Nextrush

ABC (Anyone but Corbett)


3 posted on 02/03/2014 4:12:47 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Nextrush
Let's see:

Taxes are higher,

We still have that horrid "State Store" system - I can't buy a bottle of wine at my local market.

So what's the difference between Corbett and a Democrat?

4 posted on 02/03/2014 4:18:41 AM PST by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: Nextrush

I think putting pressure on Corbett is good as I opposed the transportation bill.

However, he has fought for elimination of the state store system, he has encouraged the natural gas industry and he is fighting for Voter ID.

We had a chance to nominate a more conservative candidate for governor, but Corbett prevailed.

He is not perfect (but we knew this going in). However, he is far better than any Democrat we are going to get.

The Pennsylvania GOP is not very conservative. The legislature is the stumbling block, not Corbett. If the legislature would send more conservative bills to him, he would sign them.

Unfortunately, Pennsylvania is still a pro-union, blue state that seems to be trending more blue.

The most conservative governor would still have trouble with the Republican legislature.

I think it is intellectually weak to think the governor alone can change years of RINO dominance in the legislature.


7 posted on 02/03/2014 4:44:57 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Nextrush

Ping for later read

Thanks for posting this.


8 posted on 02/03/2014 5:33:10 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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“If that isn’t reason to get revenue to fix those roads and bridges, you and I are never going to agree,”

That quote is what I despise about politicians. What are they doing with the current 42 cents per gallon tax revenue that they already collect? That is already supposed to pay for roads and bridges. Will they start taxing bicycles and skateboards? It never ends. They already tax more than enough to pay for roads and bridges. The problem is that the money rarely ever goes to fix roads and bridges. They use it to line the pockets of union mass transit pensions. Roads and bridges should last hundreds of years, yet the state claims they need billions of dollars every year just to maintain them. I say bull$hit!


9 posted on 02/03/2014 6:03:19 AM PST by Flavious_Maximus
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"And I looked at it as 1.5 million children get on 31,000 school buses every school day, crossing 10,000 miles of roads that need to be repaired and across approximately 6,000 bridges that were structurally deficient," he added.

Just. Doesn't. Get. It.

This is the standard "crumbling schools / bridges / highways / etc." theme that Democrats play every time they want to gouge the taxpayers. Pennsylvania taxpayers already pay more than enough to fix this stuff. It's disheartening to see alleged Republicans falling for this nonsense, and almost certainly it means there is major hand-greasing going on.

24 posted on 02/03/2014 6:05:53 PM PST by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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These tax raisers are crazy. They need to cut spending. I hope Corbett skids out in the primary.


26 posted on 02/03/2014 7:30:34 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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