Turzai Opposes Governor's PIT Increase Proposal, Says Rendell Needs a Reality Check
Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) released the following statement concerning Gov. Ed Rendell’s proposal to raise the Personal Income Tax (PIT) from 3.07 percent to 3.57 percent:
“Governor Rendell needs a reality check. It is absolutely wrong, dead wrong, to raise the PIT, taking hard-earned money from families and small businesses. The governor already raised the Personal Income Tax once, forcing our citizens to pay for his excessive spending and borrowing. Now, he wants to do it again. 
“Middle-class families are trying to decide how to spend their money – maybe saving for their kids’ education, buying a needed appliance for their home, or going on a long-sought family vacation. By raising their taxes, the governor is telling the people of Pennsylvania that they can forget about deciding on how to spend that money in their own households. He wants to force them pay him more in taxes so he can spend their hard-earned money on bloated government programs.
“Governor Rendell has increased spending in the General Fund over the last six years by almost 40 percent while the rate of inflation was less than 20 percent. We need to tighten our belts, control spending and say ‘no’ to any new taxes.”
Rep. Mike Turzai
28th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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