Tom Wolf Turns His Back On PA Taxpayers

HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Communications Director Megan Sweeney released the following statement regarding Democrat gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf’s continued refusal to address Pennsylvania’s $47 billion state pension crisis.

“Tom Wolf doesn’t seem to understand that serving as Governor means making tough decisions,” Sweeney said. “Our state’s pension crisis is crippling our school districts and causing our property taxes to soar. While skyrocketing property taxes may not matter to a millionaire such as Tom Wolf, they’re crushing the budgets of families all across our Commonwealth.

“When Pennsylvanians turned to Tom Wolf to address the state pension crisis, Wolf turned his back on them. Wolf is more concerned about the feelings of the public sector union leadership who are bankrolling his campaign than the needs of Pennsylvanians.

“Does Tom Wolf expect to just ignore all of Pennsylvania’s toughest issues if he’s elected? Wolf’s failure to put forth any type of plan to address a multi-billion state crisis should be a cause for concern for all Pennsylvanians.”

Today, the Republican Party of Pennsylvania launched, aimed at highlighting Tom Wolf’s refusal to address the state’s $47 billion pension crisis.

When asked about his lack of a plan yesterday, Tom Wolf responded, “As to how I plug the hole that has been created over the last ten, 14 years, I will work with the legislature and those interested parties to come up with a solution that is fair to beneficiaries but also doesn’t swamp the taxpayer.” (Melissa Daniels, “Wolf says he’ll work with state legislature to deal with pension woes,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 7/22/2014)