The choice is clear
I urge you to know the facts. Don’t let Tom Wolf pull the wool over your eyes. Eighty percent of the people I have spoken to do not know the facts, they have been hearing the lies over and over and those lies become the truth.
Tom Corbett increased funding for basic education by $1.5 billion since 2011 — a historic level. Ed Rendell used federal stimulus money for schools and was warned not to count on that money for future budgets. That warning was ignored. The Philly schools included it in their budgets anyway and when it was no longer there they blamed Corbett for cutting money to our schools. Rendell gave $8,586,962 of state funds in 2010/2011 and added $1,042,562 one-time federal stimulus money, so when Corbett gave more ($9,083,300) of state funds and was given $0 from the federal government, it looked like Corbett gave less. Wolf and his friends who donated $1.13 million to his campaign have continued to lie about this.
Tom Corbett eliminated more than $1 billion in taxes and reduced government spending for the first time in 40 years. Wolf plans on increasing the income tax on hard-working middle-class families, while he pays a tax rate 56 percent less than the average Pennsylvanian.
Fracking companies pay 12 percent taxes overall, which is higher than all other natural gas-drilling states. They already pay more taxes than even Texas, so adding an extraction tax will hurt all Pennsylvanians. Tax revenue from Pennsylvania’s 9.9-percent corporation tax is collected to make up for the extraction tax. Wolf says he will over-tax these companies anyway. Bottom line: Taxes kill jobs.
Tom Corbett created over 184,000 private sector jobs since 2011. Wolf laid off 15 percent of his employees in 2011. He also moved his company to Maryland.
Tom Corbett understands that pension reform means property tax relief for Pennsylvania homeowners. Wolf denies the existence of a pension crisis.
I am a small business owner and currently have my own music school. I am very concerned that if Tom Wolf wins this election, my taxes will skyrocket and I will be forced to close my business. This will unfortunately result in a layoff for the music teachers, and the students will suffer because they will be forced to give up music lessons. The “Wolf taxes” will hurt us all.
Republican Leader, 53rd Ward