Rendell Backs Corbett’s Gas Tax Increase

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Debra Erdley says Ed Rendell is giving Tom Corbett some bi-partisan cover on transportation funding. I am glad to see that Democrats have so far resisted the temptation to seize on the great politics of the anti-gas tax position, preferring to actually get the transportation funding:

Former Gov. Ed Rendell, a Philadelphia Democrat, told the Tribune-Review that Pennsylvania needs to address its deteriorating transportation infrastructure and he thinks Corbett, a Shaler Republican, has come up with a good plan.

“I think Gov. Corbett’s doing the right thing,” Rendell said. “Raising the cap on the oil franchise is a tax increase that is going to be passed along to drivers at the pump, but we haven’t had a gas tax increase since 1998, and it’s the right thing to do.”

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3 Responses to Rendell Backs Corbett’s Gas Tax Increase

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  2. Kathleen3 says:

    “Tax, tax hike, taxes….!!” Music to Rendell’s ears. He must have tripped over furniture in his haste to get to the media to endorse Corbett (or any one else who would take yet more of our income).