#PAGov: Starving the Beast With Tom Corbett

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Give away $1.2B as tax cuts. Have $1.2B less in revenue. Claim you’re too broke to fund Philly schools.

Gov. Corbett and the state legislature have to approve a budget before the end of June. In the meantime, Zogby said that “there’s a lot of fluidity,” and that “all options are on the table.” He said finding more money for schools is going to be extremely difficult given the state’s own budget gap, which hovers between $1.3 and $1.5 billion dollars.

The state’s revenue collections have fallen well short of expectations.

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2 Responses to #PAGov: Starving the Beast With Tom Corbett

  1. James says:

    Back in 2008 and 2009 I worked a couple of campaigns in New Jersey that got additional tax brackets put in place for the highest income earners. Upon taking office, Gov. Christie promptly vetoed the extension of these brackets, the “Millionaires Tax.” Then, after blowing open what was already a budget deficit, he cut funding for schools and hospitals, and declared war on the public sector unions that opposed them.

    All of these Republican governors have done the same. Claiming they are demonizing teachers and nurses and gutting social spending programs because they need to get tough on government spending. And the media gladly plays along with the fantasy of these guys as fiscal scolds. It’s despicable.