MIND THE (Budget) GAP – WELFARE TO THE WEALTHY ½ Bbillion taxpayer dollars to private, tax-exempt billion dollar corporations year after year.
Pennsylvania faces a budget deficit of $1.2 -$1.4 billion. The highly competent Budget Secretary Zogby points to decline of 2,788 administrative staff positions, or 3.6 %, an astounding and unheralded accomplishment. Sec. Zogby points to Pensions as a threat the Commonwealth’s fisc (and Pennsylvania’s Forgotten Taxpayer). However, I think he misses on pointing to welfare for the poor as a key fiscal problem. In my view, it is welfare for the wealthy billionaire corporations that is the problem.
WELFARE FOR THE WEALTHY ½ Bbillion taxpayer dollars to private, tax-exempt billion dollar corporations year after year. Government dependency year after year is no more beneficial to wealthy than to “the poor”. WHY? Why are we letting our elected spend our money this way?
Each year in five Appropriations Acts, Pennsylvania taxpayers are forced to fund private, tax-exempt billion dollar corporations; the Republican General Assembly, with near unanimity (the NAYs are friends of The Forgotten Taxpayer) votes 1/2 Bbillion dollars to football crazed Penn State, very liberal UPITT, very liberal Philadelphia’s UPENN, Philadelphia’s Temple U, and all black, and only a millionaire corporation. What does The Forgotten Taxpayer get for her money? Lower tuition or more highly paid, liberal administrators? I think we all know the answer. Sec. Zogby can slash 1/2 billion by cutting welfare to the wealthy. For more cuts, look to Redevelopment Assistance Capital Budget, more welfare to the wealthy and the big government unions.
GOVERNMENT DEPENDENCY GENERATION TO GENERATION TO GENERATION
Meanwhile, one can ask how compassionate is it to enable government dependency from generation to generation to generation? For the wealthy and for “the poor” who spend their money on lotteries and casino slot machines?
Comcast Democratic Billionaire and Ultra Liberal Academic Democratic Multi-millionaire Amy Gutmann talk politics with Democratic ex-Governor Ed Rendell. $30,000,000 to private, tax-exempt billion liberal Democratic Philadelphia’s privileged UPENN
See House Vote 1 July 2013 SB729 act 14A. Rep. McGinnis NAY
The Senate Vote was unanimous as were the Senate’s votes on all five bills appropriating from The Forgotten Taxpayer ½ Bbillion dollars. Bipartisan: another word for Tax increase.
Penn State given $229, 694,000 of taxpayer dollars by Act 10 A of 2013
Republican Senator Corman is Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The Corman Dynasty has held the SD 34. Senator Corman is up for re-election November 2014.
$229,694,000 (slightly less than ¼ Bbillion dollars) to Jerry Sandusky’s football crazed Penn State An increase of $2,000,000 or .09%. Private, tax-exempt Penn State has an annual budget of more than $4 Bbillion dollars.
See House Vote 1 July 2013 SB725 Act 10A 4 Nay votes by The Forgotten Taxpayer’s Friends. Rep. McGinnis NAY.
House Vote 1 July 2013 SB726 Act 13A 4 NAY votes Rep. McGinnis NAY
Senate Vote…well, you know already how that went.
Private, tax-exempt billion dollar corporation TempleU same as last year $139,719,000 which is the appropriation of taxpayer money as last year.
House Vote 1 July 2013 SB727 Act 12A 4 Nay votes by The Forgotten Taxpayer’s Friends. Rep. McGinnis NAY.
Private Tax-Exempt million dollar corporation LincolnU $13,163,000 which is 17.9% greater than last year and a little more than a third of billion dollar private tax-exempt corporate privileged UPENN
House Vote I July 2013 SB728 Act 13A 4 Nay votes by The Forgotten Taxpayer’s Friends. Rep. McGinnis NAY.