Monday, June 22, 2015

Forgotten Taxpayers

In a letter to the editor, Lackawanna County's Democratic trio of Commissioners respond to a letter to the editor about the stadium at PNC Field.  In the letter, they state "no taxpayer funds were used in the construction or will be used in the maintenance of PNC Field."  They go on to say "The reconstruction of PNC Field was funded with a combination of state grant funds and borrowing covered by the lease payments from the Yankees and our hotel tax fund."

No taxpayers funds were used?

Where do the Democrats running Lackawanna County believe grant funds come from?  And who, but taxpayers, pay the hotel tax?

This, from Wansacz and Staback, both former state representatives.  Even "Cheese" O'Malley, the third Democratic commissioner, should have a grasp of grant funds given his experience on the Scranton School Board.

The government does not produce a product.  It takes from those it governs and applies that taking to the administration of government, including grants.

Too often, the taxpayers are forgotten by out-of-touch politicians like this bunch of Democratic Commissioners.



Tuesday, April 21, 2015

House Votes to Repeal Death Tax

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on H.R. 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act.

This bill repeals the federal estate tax, a.k.a. the death tax.  As it stands today, the federal government can swoop in and demand a large chunk of an estate upon death.  This impacts family-owned businesses and farms, often forcing them to sell off a part of the estate to satisfy the IRS.

Republican Reps. Tom Marino and Lou Barletta voted to do away with the death tax.  Democratic Rep. Matt Cartwright voted against repealing the death tax.

Roll Call here.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Marino to Host Senior Fair

In a release, Pennsylvania Republican Congressman Tom Marino announces his fifth senior fair since taking office in 2011.

WHEN: Monday, April 27th from 10:00AM to 2:00PM

WHERE: VFW – Selinsgrove Post No. 6631, 940 US Rt. 522, Selinsgrove, PA 17870

A full list of vendors participating in the event can be found by clicking the link above.