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Corbett Continues to Pick Corporate Special Interest Donors Over Pennsylvania Families

Corbett Continues to Pick Corporate Special Interest Donors Over Pennsylvania Families

In Interview with KDKA, Corbett Defends $3 Billion Tax Hike on Workers

Harrisburg, PA – Tom Corbett continues to reiterate his support for a tax on hard working Pennsylvanians, while opposing measures that would hold his corporate special interest donors accountable for environmental damage. Yesterday, in an interview with KDKA, Corbett defended his support for a tax on workers and continued to oppose holding corporate special interests accountable.

“Tom Corbett continues to defend his tax on hard working Pennsylvanians, while fighting to protect the corporate special interests that fund his campaign,” said Mark Nicastre a spokesman with the Pennsylvania Democratic Party. “Tom Corbett just doesn’t get it. He’d rather protect the corporations filling his campaign coffers than the people of Pennsylvania. It’s another example of Corbett being out of touch with Pennsylvania families. First, it was his insensitive comments about the unemployed, now he’s picking his donors over middle class Pennsylvanians.”

Corbett wants a $3 billion tax on workers. “But despite Corbett’s words, in his first debate with Onorato, Corbett said he was willing to consider increasing the amount that taxpayers pay into the Unemployment Compensation, or UC, Fund.” [KDKA, 10/5/10]

Corbett said the unemployed would rather collect payments than work. Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Corbett on Friday accused some jobless Pennsylvanians of choosing to collect unemployment checks rather than going back to work, prompting swift criticism from his Democratic opponent and one of the state’s top labor leaders. [Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/10/10]

Corbett opposes holding corporate special interests that gave him $372,000 accountable. Tom Corbett, the Republican gubernatorial candidate and state Attorney General, and allies of gas companies and other corporate interests believe that no tax should be levied. But these folks ignore facts, common sense, national precedent and the state’s dire economic straits. [Patriot News, 9/26/10]

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