Education cuts were from the federal govt run by the most inept group of democrats ever not Corbett. As far as gas tax goes. Do you really believe the tax won't be passed on to you and every other natural gas user in the state taking more money out of the pockets of the Middle Class? I really don't care if they pass a gas tax as long as the money is NOT spent on education as it will go directly to teachers unions to pay for pensions and pay raises and not one penny will ever reach a child in school. Keep on complaining but save your tears for election day. You are going to need them when Corbett blow your guy out of the water with a record defeat. By the way how's that 1%er millionaire Wolf doing for you? Did he have your back when he proposed raising taxes on the middle class? Try to find an intellect and make an informed choice before the election.<quoted text> what is his record numb nuts ?
Cut funding to our education system doesnt tax the drilling companies?
This guy was the worst governor in 50 years.
he's a joke and will lose to wolf.....take that to the bank you Rush Limbaugh nut juice guzzler, HAAAAAAAAAA!
#57715 May 16, 2014
#57716 May 16, 2014
I'm learning about Pennsylvania, and the candidates positions on issues, at the following site/s.
#57717 May 16, 2014
read on :
Cuts to Higher Education
Governor Corbett cut higher education by$245 million in his first year as governor. In Governor Corbett’s second year he proposes:
•Cutting $183.6 million, a 28 percent cut, from Penn State University.
◦Penn State will be cut by 42 percent in just two years because of Gov. Corbett’s first two budgets.
•Cutting $95.2 million, a 30 percent cut, from the University of Pittsburgh.
◦University of Pittsburgh will be cut by 43 percent in two years as a direct result of Gov. Corbett’s first two budgets.
•Cutting $97.9 million, a 30 percent cut, from Temple University.
◦Temple University will be cut by 43 percent in two years because of Gov. Corbett’s first two budgets.
•Cutting $330.2 million, a 20 percent cut, for the 14 state-owned universities in the State System of Higher Education.
◦The State System of Higher Education will be cut by 34 percent in two years as a direct result of Gov. Corbett’s first two budgets.
•Cutting $221.9 million, a 4 percent cut, from community colleges.
◦Community colleges will be cut by 12 percent in two years as a direct result of Gov. Corbett’s first two budgets.
•Cutting 10 percent to medical schools in PA.
•Cutting $395.7 million, a 6 percent cut, in financial assistance for college students through the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency.
•Cutting grants to students by 5 percent.
•Cutting institutional assistance grants by 30 percent.
#57718 May 16, 2014
Cuts to Students
Governor Corbett cut basic education by $900 million in his first year as governor. In Governor Corbett’s second year he proposes:
•Eliminating $100 million in accountability block grants for public schools. These grants are used across the Commonwealth to pay for full-day kindergarten.
•Eliminating the School Nutrition Incentive program, this is a cut of $3.3 million that was used to fund healthy school breakfasts and lunches.
•Cutting Pre-K Counts by $4.1million, a 5 percent cut.
•Cutting Head Start by $1.9 million, a 5 percent cut. This program provides early-childhood education support to low-income families (family of four making $22,000 or less).
•Cutting library funding by $2.7 million, a cut of 5 percent.
•Cutting the Safe School Initiative by $2 million, a cut of 5 percent.
•Cutting Adult and Family Literacy by 5 percent.
•Changing the distribution of most basic education funding by creating Student Achievement Education Block Grant (SAEBG). These block grants combine Basic Education subsidy with
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#57719 May 16, 2014
Cuts to our most vulnerable citizens
Governor Corbett cut the Department of Welfare by $1.03 BILLION in his first year as governor. In Governor Corbett’s second year he proposes:
•Cutting the total funding in the Department of Public Welfare by $29.6 million. However $766 million will actually be cut from the DPW programs. The DPW’s overall budget has required set costs that will increase, such as litigation, federal statutes and inflation, to make up for theses set increases, Corbett cut $766 million from programs that help the 2.1 million people in PA that the DPW serves.
•Cutting $300 million from the Medical Assistance program. These cuts are in addition to the 150,000 thousand people, including 88,000 children, that have already been cut off of medical assistance in Gov. Corbett’s first year as Governor of Pennsylvania.
•Terminating $150 million in cash assistance program that helps low income people with a medically verified temporary or permanent disability who do not qualify for federal assistance.
•Cutting $168 million, a 20% reduction, by consolidating seven programs through a block grant. Programs include: community mental health services, behavioral health services, Act 152 Drug & Alcohol, intellectual disabilities, special grants for county child welfare, and assistance for the homeless. Gov. Corbett claims the Human Services Development Fund Block Grant will allow counties more “flexibility” in spending. However there will be a reduction of $168 million for counties to provide services. So there is ‘flexibility’ in spending much less funds.
•Cutting $170.3 million by changing Medical Assistance Eligibility Criteria for benefits. Changes in criteria include minimum work requirements for medically needy recipients,‘tightening’ definitions of medical conditions, clarification of what medications are necessary for someone to work.
•Cutting hospital and nursing facilities reimbursements by $59million, a 4 percent reduction.
•Cutting funding for Trauma Centers, Burn Centers, Obstetric and Neonatal Services and Critical Access Hospitals by 10%.
•Cutting eligibility for General Assistance, these cuts will end health care for tens of thousands of chronically ill adults.
•Increasing the monthly premium that workers with disabilities must pay for health care coverage through the Medial Assistance for Workers with Disabilities program, premiums could go up by 50 percent
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#57720 May 16, 2014
Cuts to Veterans
•Corbett proposed cutting veterans homes by $6.2 million, a 6.7 percent cut and reduced 67 staff positions in veterans’ homes.
Tax Cuts to Corporations
•Corbett gives away $275 million dollars in TAX CUTS for corporations through the continued phase-out of the capital stock and franchise tax
•Major tax credit programs remain at current levels.
- Education Improvement Tax Credit-$75 million
- R&D Tax Credit-$55 million
- Job Creation Tax Credit-$10.1 million
- Film Production Tax Credit-$60 million
Those damn Democrats cause all the problems !! LMAO!
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You cant run away from the facts!!!!
#57721 May 16, 2014
Vote Wolf before Corbett ruins this state!
#57722 May 16, 2014
It's far from over!!!!!!!!!!
#57723 May 17, 2014
I ask this dickhead what did Corbett do that benefited PA.and he types his bullshit out....LMAO!
Stumped sonny? LOL! You're clueless you moron
#57724 May 17, 2014
Wolf for gov
#57725 May 17, 2014
The polls show Wolf way ahead of the pack and Corbett is left in the dust......polls don't lie just ask Mitt Romney LMAO!
#57726 May 17, 2014
The governor opposes adding new taxes to fees that drillers already pay, mostly to the counties where they operate. The argument the other side makes, he said, is that the gas is the property of all Pennsylvanians.
“No, it’s not,” he said.“It’s the property owner’s gas. I’m sorry: It’s the mineral owner’s gas.”
His invoking of property rights was a reminder that the governor hews strongly to conservative principles, even in a state that has a moderate tradition. Elected in the Tea Party wave of 2010, Mr. Corbett has refused to expand Medicaid under the president’s health care law, and he has presided over corporate tax cuts of $1.2 billion.
“You can go all the way back to Reagan: Reduce your taxes, you’re going to see growth,” he said.
But it is unclear whether the economy will benefit the governor. Pennsylvania’s 6 percent unemployment rate has dropped 2.1 points during his term. But the state ranked 48th in job creation last year, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Standard & Poor’s recently scolded state lawmakers for a budget out of whack between revenue and spending. In a year when other states have surpluses, Pennsylvania is facing a $1 billion deficit, for which critics say the governor’s business tax breaks are to blame.
“Tom Corbett has dug us into a hole because he has been ideologically driven to say no new revenues no matter what,” Ms. Schwartz said in the debate.
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#57727 May 17, 2014
Corbett is a high priest!
#57728 May 17, 2014
Yep..and anyone who has ever eaten ghost peppers will have no choice but to say they are not spicy.
I thought you were serious for a second
#57729 May 17, 2014
We'll at least he jacked up the fees on every driver in Pennsylvania and every car owner. We don't deserve to keep our money anyway!
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#57734 May 19, 2014
Vote for wolf
#57735 May 19, 2014
Wolf leads Corbett by 15 points in the polls....bye one term Tom you were as useless as tits on a bull
one term tom byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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