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Our Quadrennial Lunacy

Polls reveal it, politicians exploit it, and voters confirm it. Americans are angry — very angry. Indeed, voter anger may be the driving force in the 2016 presidential contest.

Much of this anger seems aimed at the political class, but maybe it shouldn't ...

Posted on 10 February 2016 Keep Reading...

Five Facts on Wolf Budget

Yesterday, Gov. Wolf doubled down on his tax-and-spend agenda. Here are five facts you need to know about how Gov. Wolf's budget would affect your family and our state:

1. It's more of the same. Wolf's proposed budget mirrors what he repeatedly offered–and ...

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Minimum Wage Increase Will Cost PA Jobs

Minimum Wage Increase Will Cost PA Jobs
Independent Fiscal Office Report Confirms It

HARRISBURG (February 10, 2016) — The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) reacted to Gov. Tom Wolf's call for a $10.15 minimum wage explaining that a ...

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Alco Certified Property Values

(February 9, 2016)--Three years after the reassessment in Allegheny
County property values in 2016 stand at $99.8 billion, with $76.7
billion being taxable and $23.1 billion exempt from taxation--a ratio
of $3.32 in taxable value for every $1 in exempt. These figures are
based on the ...

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Labor Policies Threaten PA's Future

Pennsylvania is functionally, albeit unofficially, bankrupt. Local
governments, school districts and the Commonwealth have been impoverished,
partially because unions such as PSEA and dozens of others pour millions of dues-payers' dollars - aka, graft money -- into the campaigns of ...

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Metcalfe Warns Taxpayers on Wolf Appetite for Monty

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February 9, 2016


Metcalfe Warns Taxpayers of Wolf's Insatiable Appetite for More of Their Money

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NFIB Reaction to Governor's Budget Address

NFIB Budget Statement: More corporate welfare, more spending, more mandates leave small business more depressed about state's direction

Gov. Wolf's economic policies are like 'a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.'

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Reed: Governor Proposes Retroactive Tax Hike

HARRISBURG — House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana County) offered the following reaction to Gov. Tom Wolf's spending proposal through fiscal year 2016-17, which he announced today. His plan would increase taxes on working Pennsylvanians and employers by $3.6 billion and spending by 10 ...

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Wolf Doubles Down on Spending

Slaps Pennsylvanians with $850 per Family of Four Tax Increase

February 9, 2016, Harrisburg, Pa.–Today, Gov. Tom Wolf doubled down on his tax-and-spend agenda, proposing a $3 billion spending increase–a 10 percent bump, the largest in 25 ...

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Falling Oil Prices Impact on World Economy

Yesterday my wife paid $1.99 per gallon for gasoline, a price lower than almost anyone expected a few years ago. From 2010 to early 2014, oil prices were fairly steady at close to $100 per barrel. Beginning in June 2014, oil prices began falling, recently falling below $30 per barrel. It is not ...

Posted on 8 February 2016 Keep Reading...

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