Thursday, October 14, 2010

Todd Eachus DisIngenous About Lowering Taxes

The picture above is a campaign flyer mailed out by the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee is support of the re-election of House Majority Leader Todd Eachus. It is not factual.

In this Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article written by Brad Bumsted on June 17, 2009 Todd Eachus stated he supported raising our income tax. His failed leadership led to the 101 day budget impasse last year.

Rendell proposed the $1.5 billion tax hike at Westinghouse Electric Co.'s new headquarters in Cranberry, saying the state needs to raise the tax rate to 3.57 percent to avoid deep cuts to education, health care and social services.

Two key House Democratic leaders back the governor's plan, giving Rendell a shot at garnering support in the chamber's dominant caucus. House Majority Leader Todd Eachus of Luzerne County and House Appropriations Chairman Dwight Evans of Philadelphia support the proposed income tax hike, their press secretaries said.

"Our members have been talked to. We laid out the situation to them," Evans said. "It's never easy when you are talking about raising taxes. The answer is, yes, it can be done. It's going to take a lot of work."

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