HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding tonight’s Democrat gubernatorial forum at Lehigh University.
“Tonight, the Democrat gubernatorial candidates tried to sell the people of the Lehigh Valley an extreme liberal agenda they simply cannot afford,” Gleason said. “For months, this lackluster group of candidates has tried to win the race to the left by pushing for job-killing taxes, increased government spending and an expansion of ObamaCare in Pennsylvania. The people of the Lehigh Valley do not deserve to be left holding the check for the Democrats’ spending spree.
“It’s not surprising that the subjects of jobs, taxes and ObamaCare were left out of the list of topics for tonight’s debate, since none of the Democrat candidates can defend their high-tax, job-killing liberal ideas to Pennsylvania voters. Allyson Schwartz and Rob McCord were so worried about having to answer for their extreme left-wing policies that they refused to attend the forum at all.
“While the Democrat candidates fight over who can tax Pennsylvania families the most, Governor Tom Corbett is fighting for more jobs in the Lehigh Valley. Governor Tom Corbett’s common-sense economic policies have resulted in 149,000 new jobs in Pennsylvania.
“It’s time for the Democrat gubernatorial candidates to stop trying to impose their radical tax-and-spend agenda on Pennsylvania taxpayers.
To date, Governor Tom Corbett policies have resulted in 149,000 new jobs in Pennsylvania. In the Lehigh Valley, 1,416 jobs were created in 2013 alone.