Lawmakers broke gas tax promise

I am writing to voice my disappointment with the Senate Republicans in the Pennsylvania Legislature for killing a proposal to implement a much-need natural gas severance tax for drilling in the Marcellus Shale. Read more
First Prev
of 4
Next Last
dash

York, PA

#1 Nov 3, 2010
Hey, hippy dude. Go back to school and learn eco 101. Any taxes will be payed by the consumer. Keep living in Lah Lah land.
burgh-er

Spring City, PA

#2 Nov 3, 2010
The RePukes are good at lying and non-delivery. Hope y'all didn't have yuns hopes up.

“Onward and Upward”

Since: Jun 08

York, PA

#3 Nov 4, 2010
Pennsylvania (meaning the citizens of PA) OWNS millions of acres of land that will generate billions of cubic feet of gas from Marcellus Shale, generating hundreds of millions in ROYALTIES from drillers each year. We do NOT need a severance tax to add to the burden on corporations (the real job creators) who want to drill in PA.
Tom

Etters, PA

#4 Nov 4, 2010
Joel Sears wrote:
Pennsylvania (meaning the citizens of PA) OWNS millions of acres of land that will generate billions of cubic feet of gas from Marcellus Shale, generating hundreds of millions in ROYALTIES from drillers each year. We do NOT need a severance tax to add to the burden on corporations (the real job creators) who want to drill in PA.
Could'nt agree more Joel...
Hey there

Dillsburg, PA

#7 Nov 4, 2010
OMG a lawmaker broke a promise!!!
this natural gas severance tax for drilling in the Marcellus Shale wouldn't and didn't happen before the elections. It will come up again now that the elections are over. And after paybacks are made to all the 'supporters' to the now elected "officals"
john doe 000069

York, PA

#8 Nov 4, 2010
All the republicans that are blocking this tax on natural gas should be arrested and transported to camp hill to spend the holidays in prison. It makes no sense why the worthless republicans wouldn't tax the gas companies. They are just a bunch of scumbags.
TJO

Shippensburg, PA

#9 Nov 7, 2010
john doe 000069 wrote:
All the republicans that are blocking this tax on natural gas should be arrested and transported to camp hill to spend the holidays in prison. It makes no sense why the worthless republicans wouldn't tax the gas companies. They are just a bunch of scumbags.
Typical uniformed democratic response there john doe. If you know anything about this severance tax you would understand that the Republicans blocked this tax due to the misaligned distribution of the tax as proposed by the Dems. As proposed a large majority of the money collected would go straight into the capital fund to balance the budget, something your dems could not do on their own. What little money is left over would go to the places a severance tax is truly intended for such as environmental programs, rebuilding roads damaged by the large amount of trucks needed for drilling, etc. As proposed, the severance tax was set up to do little more than rob from the rich to balance the state's budget that has been run irresponsibly for years. Now who needs to go to jail? Do a little homework before you start calling names. Typical.
yes Obama yes Obama

York, PA

#11 Nov 20, 2010
Say yes for Obama and no for the dirty dancing party of the tea party.
mark

King Of Prussia, PA

#12 Nov 20, 2010
According to an item in The Bay Journal, "Pennsylvania is the only state with significant gas extraction that has not yet passed a [severance] tax."

Such a tax would be useful for remediating problems caused by drilling, particularly problems dealing with pollution of ground and surface waters--let the companies that create the problem pay for remediation. These are large energy corporations, not struggling small businesses.
Mark

United States

#14 Nov 20, 2010
Welcome our new govenor. Let me introduce to you Mr. Exxon, oops Mr Shell. Silly me Mr Corbett
mark

King Of Prussia, PA

#15 Nov 21, 2010
@#14:
Are you referring to Corbett's accepting $835,720 from the gas interests? To be fair, Onorato, who opposed the tax, accepted $112,800 from the gas interests.
Que

Bethlehem, PA

#16 Nov 21, 2010
Why NOT steal money from business and hand out to well connected groups or individuals?

It's the .gov way.
Dan

Greencastle, PA

#17 Nov 21, 2010
NoCorbett wrote:
I like the smell of gas from rich corporate **** holes,'specially the ones who pay me to suck them off.
COME ON MODERATOR, YOU DON'T CONSIDER THIS INAPPROPRIATE
mark

King Of Prussia, PA

#18 Nov 22, 2010
@#16:
Do you mean well-connected groups like Big Oil?
One reason for taxing these companies is to help pay for the messes they create--do you think it more fair that people in the neighborhood should have to pay?

“Onward and Upward”

Since: Jun 08

York, PA

#19 Nov 23, 2010
mark wrote:
@#16:
Do you mean well-connected groups like Big Oil?
One reason for taxing these companies is to help pay for the messes they create--do you think it more fair that people in the neighborhood should have to pay?
We don't need to tax companies to hold them responsible for remediating the messes the WILL make. There are legal remedies and we can use some of the ROYALTIES from drilling on state lands to finance a clean-up fund. Taxes are not the only alternative.
robonutcase

United States

#20 Nov 23, 2010
Joel Sears wrote:
<quoted text>
We don't need to tax companies to hold them responsible for remediating the messes the WILL make. There are legal remedies and we can use some of the ROYALTIES from drilling on state lands to finance a clean-up fund. Taxes are not the only alternative.
Yepper legal remedies. Anywhere from 2 to 10 years to work through the system. By then too late, and they have made$$$ in the process. Royalties = excessive gouging of the public at the pump and in the home. Any way you pump it. we.joetaxpayer are hauling the freight. Fire these republicants if they can't keep the gas industry's mitts out of their pockets.
mark

Villas, NJ

#21 Nov 28, 2010
@#19,20:
Consider also the financial resources individuals in the affected communities have to spend on legal remedies, compared with the resources that the Big Oil/Gas companies have.
Taylor

United States

#22 Nov 29, 2010
Face it we are screwed. Corbett will sell Pa out and only he and his cronies will benefit
amikoishti

Allentown, PA

#23 Dec 2, 2010
dash wrote:
Hey, hippy dude. Go back to school and learn eco 101. Any taxes will be payed by the consumer. Keep living in Lah Lah land.
EXCELLENT. A lot of these jerks think that if we put taxes on corporation, the corp loses money. But then the unions and the politicians have screwed up the minds of MOST OF THE VOTERS.
Obama Nomics

Waynesboro, PA

#24 Dec 3, 2010
Joel Sears wrote:
Pennsylvania (meaning the citizens of PA) OWNS millions of acres of land that will generate billions of cubic feet of gas from Marcellus Shale, generating hundreds of millions in ROYALTIES from drillers each year. We do NOT need a severance tax to add to the burden on corporations (the real job creators) who want to drill in PA.
The only problem with this theory is that all that natural Gas is being piped out of property owned by The Pa Game Commission that is PA's way of hiding it from the Public. Do the research thats how the game commission is funded. Everytime new natural gas deposits are found on State Park lands the lands are traded to the Game Commission a quasi State agency so Pa can bow out of any knowledge of the gas and maintain thier never ending taxation of the people for gas and home heating oils.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 4
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Oklahoma Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Review: Stu's Truck And Auto Feb '15 James Martin 1
"... about my mother, I'm trying to get the fac... Jan '15 DON MEEHAN 2
animal cruelty Jan '15 Matlock 1
set to ban hoods are you kidding me? Jan '15 BS10fold 1
Review: Cheka Co LLC (Mar '13) Jan '15 Not Surprised 12
Debate: Casey Anthony - Apollo, PA (Feb '12) Dec '14 Mel 2
News Leechburg Duplex Catches Fire (Mar '09) Dec '14 fire victims niece 3
Oklahoma Dating
Find my Match
More from around the web

Oklahoma People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]