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Corbutt WANTS TO RAISE YOUR TAXES
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http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politi...talks.html

You heard it here first.


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HARRISBURG - Gov. Corbett's administration has joined talks on transportation-funding proposals and is showing interest in legislation that would increase a tax paid by gas-station owners to pump more money into highway and bridge construction and repair, a top state senator told the Associated Press on Friday.

Senate Transportation Committee Chairman John Rafferty, R-Montgomery, said he hopes to introduce a bill in January that will include input from key Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate, as well as the governor.

Talks with Corbett aides began in the last two weeks, Rafferty said.

Corbett, who issued a campaign pledge not to raise taxes, has been under pressure from lawmakers since last year to come forward with a transportation-funding plan to address a multibillion-dollar backlog of highway and bridge repairs that are a source of rising safety concerns.

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I guess nobody is gonna talk about the state's pension plan at all... so to fix all the bridges that are out... you now have an even bigger reason to gas-up in New Jersey where the gas is .30 cents or more less.
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ArcticSplash;48302 Wrote:http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politi...talks.html

You heard it here first.

I guess nobody is gonna talk about the state's pension plan at all... so to fix all the bridges that are out...
you now have an even bigger reason to gas-up in New Jersey where the gas is .30 cents or more less.

There is no such thing as a good reason to go to NJ, not to mention because of the $5 toll coming back you'd about break even by gassing up over there.
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soberbyker;48303 Wrote:
ArcticSplash;48302 Wrote:http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politi...talks.html

You heard it here first.

I guess nobody is gonna talk about the state's pension plan at all... so to fix all the bridges that are out...
you now have an even bigger reason to gas-up in New Jersey where the gas is .30 cents or more less.

There is no such thing as a good reason to go to NJ, not to mention because of the $5 toll coming back you'd about break even by gassing up over there.

Grocery taxes are lower and I also ugh, buy other things there. And I take the Tacony bridge back over so it's $2.50.

Have to carry pepper spray though when going over and leave the guns at home.
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ArcticSplash;48305 Wrote:
soberbyker;48303 Wrote: There is no such thing as a good reason to go to NJ, not to mention because of the $5 toll coming back you'd about break even by gassing up over there.

Grocery taxes are lower and I also ugh, buy other things there. And I take the Tacony bridge back over so it's $2.50.

Have to carry pepper spray though when going over and leave the guns at home.

Grocery taxes?, most, if not all, non-prepared food isn't taxed in PA.
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soberbyker;48306 Wrote:
ArcticSplash;48305 Wrote:Grocery taxes are lower and I also ugh, buy other things there. And I take the Tacony bridge back over so it's $2.50.

Have to carry pepper spray though when going over and leave the guns at home.

Grocery taxes?, most, if not all, non-prepared food isn't taxed in PA.

My tax amount on what I regularly buy in Phila vs. Wegman's in NJ is lower in NJ--and I suspect there's a hidden component... fewer labor unions in grocery stores in NJ plus fuel prices are lower.

Well, and I'm not going to go too much into my trips to Total Wine in Delaware... but suffice to say I love their prices.
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soberbyker;48303 Wrote: There is no such thing as a good reason to go to NJ, not to mention because of the $5 toll coming back you'd about break even by gassing up over there.

I know of at least 2 free bridges coming back from NJ into PA. But they do make them hard to find.
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If they could tax stupidity there would be a huge cash surplus from Washington, D.C. and State Governments alone!
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Thankfully, I work a few miles from the Ohio border, where gas is routinely 20-30 cents per gallon cheaper. And no goofy tolls, either.

This is yet another reason why I fought against Corbett in the primary. No way will he get re-elected.
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ArcticSplash;48319 Wrote:
soberbyker;48306 Wrote: Grocery taxes?, most, if not all, non-prepared food isn't taxed in PA.

My tax amount on what I regularly buy in Phila vs. Wegman's in NJ is lower in NJ--and I suspect there's a hidden component... fewer labor unions in grocery stores in NJ plus fuel prices are lower.

Well, and I'm not going to go too much into my trips to Total Wine in Delaware... but suffice to say I love their prices.

It helps that Delaware is TAX free.

As for PA/NJ groceries, PA doesn't tax non-prepared foods, in other words, fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, milk, you know, actual groceries, now if you're buying non food items or cooked/prepared foods then yes with Philadelphia 8% sales tax you'd pay more than in NJ. Taxes have nothing to do with unions or hidden costs, the base price of things maybe, but not taxes, which is what you said.

As for Jersey gas prices, well, that is taxes, PA has more per gallon taxes than NJ, that's why gas is cheaper there.


torin3;48389 Wrote:
soberbyker;48303 Wrote: There is no such thing as a good reason to go to NJ, not to mention because of the $5 toll coming back you'd about break even by gassing up over there.

I know of at least 2 free bridges coming back from NJ into PA. But they do make them hard to find.

I know them as well but by the time I went way up 95 to use them I'd have used in gas what I might have saved in tolls. I'm in DELCO, no where near the free bridges.
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I love how this comes when Obama is considering increasing the tax on gas, too. Looks like if we don't do something (assuming the politician's will actually listen to us), gas prices are going to soar in PA. Angry
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