While many of his fellow Republicans are abandoning the work of a generation and saying they’ll violate the pledge—long demanded by GOP anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist—to refuse to raise taxes any way, any how, Gov. Tom Corbett is sticking to his guns. “I’m not going to increase taxes right now,” Corbett said this week. Raising taxes won’t solve the problems posed by ballooning pension payments owed public workers, he said, but it would hurt business and employment here. “We couldn’t raise enough taxes. I say that in a general statement. If we did, we would chase every business out of Pennsylvania.” [CBS Philly]
Around the Web
Be respectful of our online community and contribute to an engaging conversation. We reserve the right to ban impersonators and remove comments that contain personal attacks, threats, or profanity, or are flat-out offensive. By posting here, you are permitting Philadelphia magazine and Metro Corp. to edit and republish your comment in all media.