Tom Wolf And Pennsylvania Democrats’ Favorite Holiday Arrives: Tax Day 2016

HARRISBURG – PA GOP Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement marking Tax Day 2016.

“Today we observe Tax Day at a time when Pennsylvanians are faced with higher taxes than ever before,” Gleason said. “From Washington to Harrisburg, liberal Democrats are trying to force Pennsylvania’s working families to foot their bill for a far-left agenda that will grow the government instead of paychecks.

“Democrats will do whatever it takes to defeat Pat Toomey as he fights to bring commonsense fiscal reform to Washington. Both Joe Sestak and Katie McGinty are running campaigns to raise taxes on hard-working families in the Keystone State in order to pay for Washington’s out-of-control spending.

“The picture is not much better in Harrisburg. America’s Most Liberal Governor, Tom Wolf, called for the largest tax increases in the nation. In fact, the only reason Pennsylvanians are not currently paying for the Wolf-McGinty tax hikes on everything from diapers and day care to nursing home care and even caskets is because of the Republicans’ effort to stand on the side of the taxpayers.

“Republicans are proud to keep fighting for taxpayers, and we look forward to standing with Pennsylvania families against the Democrats’ high-tax agenda in the coming year.”

In Washington, Obamacare Contains 20 New Or Higher Taxes…

“Obamacare contains 20 new or higher taxes on American families and small businesses.” (Americans for Tax Reform ,“Full List of Obamacare Tax Hikes: Listed by Size of Tax Hike,” Office of Congressman Jeff Duncan, Accessed 3/22/2016)

Joe Sestak Voted For Obamacare

Sestak Voted For The Final Version Of Obamacare Five years ago today, Sestak Voted For H.R. 3590, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the ObamaCare Reconciliation bill. (H.R. 3590, Roll Call #165: Passed 219-212; R 0-178, D 219-34, 3/21/10), (H.R. 4872, Roll Call #167: Passed 220-211; R 0-178, D 220-33, 3/21/2010)

Katie McGinty: Obamacare “Is Something Democrats Have To Be Proud Of”…

“Single-payer, I believe, would squeeze a lot of the costs that we otherwise see in insurance company profits, et cetera, that are crippling the ability for us to achieve universal and affordable health care. Having said that, the Affordable Care Act is something that Democrats have to be proud of. Finally we have a shot at universal health care.” (Katie McGinty, Democratic Candidates for United States Senate from PA Debate, Pittsburgh, PA, 1/31/2016)

In Harrisburg, The Wolf-McGinty Tax Hikes Would Have Cost Pennsylvania Billions

The Wolf-McGinty tax hikes would have been greater than those proposed in the other 49 states…combined. “Not only was Pennsylvania a  ‘driver’ of state tax increases, Gov. Wolf’s proposed tax increase is greater than the total for the rest of the country—which is a net tax decrease. In fact, Gov. Wolf’s proposed increase of $4.6 billion is 8 times the next highest (Connecticut).” (Nathan Benefield, “How Does Gov. Wolf’s Tax Plan Stand Up?,” Commonwealth Foundation, 6/18/2015)

Governor Tom Wolf’s proposal removes the exemption from services such as child care, nursing home care, college textbooks, and higher education mean plans and fees other than tuition. (Ed Mahon, “Gov. Tom Wolf’s sales tax expansion would cover child care, nursing homes and more,” York Daily Record, 3/18/2015)

The Wolf-McGinty Budget Proposal Would Have Increased Taxes On All Pennsylvania Families. “But a new report by the Legislature’s nonpartisan Independent Fiscal Office casts a pall over Wolf’s claims. The IFO report, issued Thursday, shows taxes would rise across all income brackets, with those earning more paying more.” (Steve Esack, “Taxes would rise across all income levels under Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget, report says,” The Allentown Morning Call, 4/15/2015)