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14 April 2014 0 Comments

Penn State’s Billions – Welfare to the Wealthy

Penn State’s “For the Future” exceeds goal, raises $2.158 billion in private support Since its launch January 1, 2007,Penn State becomes one of 12 public U.S. universities to exceed a $2 billion campaign goal   READ MORE Penn State News April 12, 2014 Every year the Republican General Assembly transfers about 1/4 billion dollars of taxpayer money [...]

10 April 2014 0 Comments

Not This Republican — The Power To Tax and the Power To Destroy Part 2

  Republicans join the call for tax on Marcellus drillers Not this Republican. The Republican Governor and Republican General Assembly targeted Marcellus Shale with the deceptively named “Impact Fee”. Marcellus Shale is non-union. When an initiative is led by Union financed “Progressive” Tom Murt, you know it is a union idea. Republican (?) Tom Murt is [...]

10 April 2014 2 Comments

Common Core – Unity Is Not Uniformity

  I will not impose Common Core on Pa. schools.  The reasons to oppose Common Core are too numerous to enumerate here. I am opposed and as chief executive, I intend to expand school choice by expanding Education Improvement Tax Credits and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credits and to reduce obstacles to building charter schools and cyber [...]

10 April 2014 0 Comments

Pennsylvania’s Budget and the Power To Tax and To Destroy Part 1

The power to tax involves the power to destroy. I want to be the voice and the hand of the Forgotten Taxpayer. It is feasible to reduce spending. I will not sign any budget that spends more than revenue. I will not sign any budget or any Appropriations Act that spends more, in nominal terms, than [...]

6 April 2014 0 Comments

Guns and PICS – Redundant, Expensive and Republican

Kim Stolfer makes salient points that Pennsylvania’s background check system (PICS –Pennsylvania Instant Check System) for purchase of firearms in Pennsylvania is redundant, expensive, less reliable than the national instant system (NICS). This system was, and continues to be, imposed by Republicans Governor and a Republican General Assembly. One wonders why the Republican Administration and [...]

4 April 2014 0 Comments

The Knockout Game continues at Bartram High Part 2

      At Unionized and Government Run Bartram Violence Persists READ MORE Kristin Graham and Dylan Purcell 4 April 2014        School Choice for the poorest kids in the worst schools seems a moral mandate for all of us. This is, of course, opposed by the richest and most powerful special interest in [...]

31 March 2014 0 Comments

The Knockout Game at Philadelphia’s Government Operated Unionized Bartram High –Part 1

   Bartram staffer Alphonso Stevenson was knocked unconscious by a student at the school on March 21. This image was posted on Twitter that day. READ MORE Kristen Graham and Dylan Purcell 31 March 2014 Philadelphia Inquirer The Inquirer’s Pulitzer Prize winning Seven Part series “Assault on Learning” ran 27 March 2011 to 3 April 2011 [...]

11 March 2014 0 Comments

Pension Crisis How It Began Act 9 of 2001 Act 38 of 2002 and Act 40 of 2003

Morning Call 9 February 2013 Time Line of Pennsylvania Public Pensions Key Dates and Debates  See also The Liberty Blog Act 120 of 2010 Kicking the Can Down the Road      Morining Call: 2001: Act 9 raises pensions for legislators by 50 percent and state workers and teachers by 25 percent. Since it is [...]

10 March 2014 0 Comments

Republican Representative Daryl Metcalfe Votes Against Increasing Debt on Pennsylvania Taxpayers Debt is Deferred Taxation

    READ MORE The Liberty Blog 8 December 2013 Daryl Metcalfe’s ThreeVotes Against Increasing Debt on Pennsylvania’s Taxpayers. Debt is Deferred Taxation. 

9 March 2014 0 Comments

Republican Representative Daryl Metcalfe Votes AGAINST Welfare to the Wealthy

Representative Daryl Metcalfe voted against redistributing almost 1/2 Bbillion dollars to Favored Five  multi billion dollar private tax-exempt corporations. READ MORE The Liberty Blog 1 Jauary 2014 THE RECORD IS THE RECORD. This is the record as reported by the General Assembly itself.        District 12 Map  Republican, serving Butler County (Part) Member of the House  1999 to [...]