Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Democrats defeat plan to eliminate property tax

Democrats in the state House of Representatives earlier today voted down the amendment by Rep. Sam Rohrer, R-Berks, to eliminate school property taxes in Pennsylvania.

The vote was 47 "yes" and 148 "no" on the amendment, which was the only way Rohrer could get House Bill 1275 on the floor for debate. The majority of "no" votes came from Democrats. You can do the math. There are 102 Democrats in the House and only 10 supported House Bill 1275.

Voters now have all the ammunition they need to launch a 2006-style clean sweep of the House.

When it comes to voting themselves a middle-of-the-night pay raise, House Democrats fall over themselves to vote yes. But when it comes to eliminate property taxes for Pennsylvania homeowners, House Democrats said no.

You can say "no" to your local legislator on April 22.

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