MSC in Philadelphia Inquirer: Wolf’s Energy Tax is Nation’s Highest

Several critical facts were glaringly absent from the pitch for higher energy taxes by the governor’s policy director (“Gas tax needed,” June 4).

There was no mention that Gov. Wolf’s massive energy tax represents the nation’s highest, according to the state’s nonpartisan Independent Fiscal Office. Further, both Wolf and the fiscal office have acknowledged that it will increase energy costs. Additionally, Inquirer news coverage clearly outlined how Wolf’s tax would fall woefully short of generating $1 billion.

In fact, Wolf’s proposal creates a false hope for children by suggesting that systemic education problems will disappear. He should stop leveraging children with nearsighted rhetoric and start leading Pennsylvania.

Jim Welty
Marcellus Shale Coalition
Harrisburg, Pa. 

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