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Helter Shelter: It’s Time to Kill The Giraffe

By at February 6, 2012 | 10:11 am | 3 Comments

Helter Shelter: It’s Time to Kill The Giraffe

The term loophole is derived from the Middle English word loupe which refers to a narrow opening in a wall. These slit-like windows were located in medieval castles, and provided an observation post and a point to launch projectiles. Modern-day corporate castles exploit antiquated loopholes to deflect their tax burden on to small businesses. The […]

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Pa. General Assembly debates definition of “reasonable” tax on Marcellus gas

By at November 18, 2011 | 10:23 am | 7 Comments

Pa. General Assembly debates definition of “reasonable” tax on Marcellus gas

The Pennsylvania state Senate approved a bill – SB 1100 – Tuesday that would establish a three percent tax on natural gas drawn from Marcellus Shale; the tax would be retroactive to 2010. The state Housepassed its own bill – HB 1950 – Thursday afternoon. The two bills will, maybe, be blended. The Senate bill […]

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Republican lawmakers could force Gov. Corbett to sign Marcellus tax

By at October 14, 2011 | 10:08 am | 167 Comments

Republican lawmakers could force Gov. Corbett to sign Marcellus tax

Gov. Tom Corbett has presented a plan that would allow county and municipal leaders in Marcellus Shale drilling areas to enact an “impact fee.” The plan essentially requires impact fee proponents to show how much their budgets have been inflated by the presence of drilling operations, then establish a fee of between $10,000 and $40,000 […]

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Top Ten Reasons Not To Tax Soda

By at June 18, 2011 | 8:10 am | 2 Comments

Top Ten Reasons Not To Tax Soda

10) Sugar is good. 9) Artificial energy is green. 8) Caffeine is life before recess. 7) Gum disease grows the economy. 6) Liquid candy cigarettes boost test scores. 5) Mountain Dew is a mineral. 4) Pepsi tones abs. 3) Coke is sold over the counter. 2) Soda looks and tastes like shale water. 1) We […]

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Big Oil’s tax tears come from the smoke it’s blowing

By at June 14, 2011 | 4:24 pm | 0 Comment

Big Oil’s tax tears come from the smoke it’s blowing

The Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee was slated to take on the issue Tuesday morning of whether and how much to charge Marcellus shale drillers for their operations in the Commonwealth. President Pro Tem Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson County, has proposed assigning an impact fee starting at $10,000 a well, then increasing according to […]

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Fee = Tax

By at June 2, 2011 | 12:07 pm | 343 Comments

Fee = Tax

In late 2003 I made the trek most Republican candidates make, down to DC to meet with Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform.  As a new candidate in an already crowded field, I was anxious to start staking out ground that would help define my positions as conservative in a conservative district in a conservative […]

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Building on a Tax

By at May 25, 2011 | 7:50 pm | 737 Comments

Building on a Tax

Yet in 1901 the state legislature met in a building that looked, according to the man who had it built, “ugly.” This simply would not due. So – again, according to legend – the legislature sent a delegation to the power brokers in those three industries and gave them one of two choices: pony up the $13 Million (over $300 Million today) for the new building or we’ll levy a tax on you that we’ll never repeal. No tax was levied, so we must assume that they capitulated.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at May 18, 2011 | 8:30 am | 1,281 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; Scott Paterno recalls meeting his off the gridiron hero for the first time. The NRC says two nuclear facilities in Pennsylvania can withstand catastrophic events such as an earthquake, and more rumblings in the Pennsylvania Senate about taxing gas drillers.

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PublicK NuisancE: Driving Home a Point

By at May 10, 2011 | 10:35 am | 1 Comments

PublicK NuisancE: Driving Home a Point

RTC’s PublicK Nuisance hit the road and would have hit another driver if it was not against the law. That driver would have been oblivious to injury though, because he was more concerned about talking on his cell phone than driving a car.

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Top Ten Reasons Not To Tax Marcellus Shale

By at May 2, 2011 | 9:51 am | 933 Comments

Top Ten Reasons Not To Tax Marcellus Shale

RTC’s Eric Epstein with a fresh top ten list. Epstein sizes up all the “below the radar” reasons why we should not tax the Marcellus.

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