Philly Republicans Expose Wolf Severance Tax as a Shell Game

shell gameTwo Republican members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives have penned a column that points out the math for PA Gov. Tom Wolf’s so-called severance tax on the Marcellus Shale industry a) doesn’t add up, and b) doesn’t actually end up funding education. What makes the column noteworthy is that the two Republicans are not the conservative leaders of the PA House, but instead are from the Philadelphia area. Every Republican we’ve seen from the Philly area are moderate at best–usually RINOs (Republican in Name Only)–and certainly not anywhere near conservative. Yet these two, Rep. Tom Quigley from the 146th district in Montgomery County, and Rep. Warren Kampf from the 157th district in parts of Montgomery and Chester counties, ever-so-eloquently skewer Wolf and his inane high tax plan. Remarkable, coming from two Philly-area Republicans…

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