Government needs to learn to live within its means, just like individual taxpayers must do during tough economic times.
Our state budget process must include accountability measures and results from the entities that continue to ask for more tax dollars. The budget process must prioritize the essential expenditures of government, thereby separating the needs of government from the wants of special interests.
According to Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), Pennsylvania taxpayers had to work 227 days in 2011 to pay off their federal, state and local taxes.
I have signed the ATR Taxpayer Protection Pledge and I will continue to vote against any and every tax increase considered by the General Assembly.
I have reintroduced the Real Property Tax Elimination Act, House Bill 2019. This legislation would restore the Constitutional right of property owners to truly own their land. For more information on the legislation, click here to view the Restoring Your Right to Own Property brochure.