Read Tom Corbett’s Lips: No. New. Taxes.
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]