Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Oct 3):
House budget unlikely to advance
Pennsylvania still has not adopted a budget for the new fiscal year. Part of the wrangling is how to raise taxes to meet the ever growing demand of government to transfer wealth from the producers of society to the non-producers. In PA, the Democrats want to tax natural gas drilling, which of course will take money out of the landowner’s pocket…make no mistake, any tax on drilling will be passed on as an “expense” by the energy companies, reducing royalties to landowners. The Republicans in the PA statehouse are trying to stop it. Make your voice heard if you’re in PA!