Broken Record: Wolf, Dems & RINOs Float 4% Severance Tax

Every year it’s the same thing from “America’s most liberal governor,” PA’s Gov. Tom Wolf: propose a severance tax on natural gas production, a tax in addition to the existing impact tax (which is already the equivalent of a severance tax), and demagogue the issue in hopes of shaming/pressuring/bullying Republicans into passing such a tax. When/if such a tax is passed, give every last dime of it to teachers unions in the Philadelphia area–the people who elected Wolf to office. That’s been Wolf’s modus operandi since he assumed office. And it has just happened again, for the fourth time. Wolf, along with two liberal Democrats and two Republicans in Name Only (RINOs, from the Philly area) gathered yesterday to announce new severance bills introduced in both the PA House and Senate that will slap a Marcellus-killing 4% tax on shale production, on top of the existing ~4% impact tax. Here we go again…

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