HARRISBURG – Rep. Tim O’Neal (R-Washington) today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s $40.2 billion fiscal year 2021-22 budget:
“I’m shocked that the governor wants to burden the hard-working taxpayers of Pennsylvania with a $7 billion personal income tax increase. The administration is tone deaf to voice of the Commonwealth’s residents who have been struggling for almost a year through a pandemic.
“The average person is hurting. Our health care heroes have been worked to the bone and would now see more of their hard-earned dollars sent to the government. Unemployment is through the roof, and this administration cannot seem to pay out unemployment claims in a timely fashion. Now is definitely not the time to be increasing taxes on the residents. Instead, we should be focused on fixing government operations and becoming more efficient.
“While educating our children should always remain a priority, the Commonwealth is simply not in a financial position for huge funding increases. We cannot continue to suck our residents dry for more money. Enough is enough”
More information on Wolf’s 2021-22 proposal is available at www.pahousegop.com.
The 48th Legislative District in Washington County includes the city of Washington; Chartiers, North Franklin, North Strabane and South Strabane townships; and Canonsburg, East Washington and Houston boroughs.
Representative Tim O’Neal
48th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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