PA-Gov: Corbett Releases Sarcastic New Ad Hitting Wolf on Taxes (VIDEO)

We’ve reached the satire phase of the campaign.

The latest ad from Governor Corbett sardonically compliments Wolf for calling for higher taxes.

“Says here Tom Wolf is going to raise the income tax on middle-class families, it’s about time somebody does,” a man at his kitchen table deadpans.

The 45-second spot actually cites a PoliticsPA headline from July for this claim. Our piece referred to Wolf’s interview with the AP, when he suggested higher income taxes on the wealthy should be used to fund schools rather than property taxes.

The goal, according to Wolf, would be to reduce taxes among middle-class households. He identified families making $70,000 to $90,000 a year as the people who would benefit. Since that interview, several reporters (and one debate moderator) have tried to pin Wolf down on what level of income above that ninety thousand could see an increase.

The commercial goes on to note that Wolf supported Governor Rendell’s proposal to increase the sales tax by 1% during his confirmation hearing to become Revenue Secretary in 2007.

Finally, the ad cites Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Op-Ed columnist Colin McNickle’s comment that Wolf “never met a tax he didn’t like.”

“Wolf’s promising to raise middle-class taxes, and he seems like the kind of guy that’s gonna keep that promise,” the spot concludes.

12 Responses

  1. I am not a Corbett fan. However, I am for what is best for Pennsylvania. We can not afford Tom Wolf who is nothing more than a poor, low-level version of the community organizer Obama.

  2. Larry- Wolf has committed to an extraction tax and putting the revenue toward education. Wolf would also fight to get more federal funding for education.

    Corbett opposed the federal education money when we were getting it, and demonstrated his opposition to raising education revenue through extraction tax or other means.

    Corbett has repeatedly demonstrated his disregard for education as a priority.

  3. The facts are not only did Corbett not put a penny back into the educational budget to make-up for the stimulus money, he cut state funding for Local PUBLIC schools. Corbett’s budget also eliminated several block-grants,while freezing other educational grants and funding.

    A budget is a moral document!-MLK

  4. David, on the education funding issue, you are either incredibly gullible or completely disingenuous. If Wolf is elected and fails to pump a BILLION dollars into education to make up for the lack of federal funding, does that mean that Wolf is underfunding education?

  5. Arrogant poll watchers talk a good game, but Corbett will win for the very reason Chris states. This is the great state of PA after all!

  6. goevenor corbit aint made tax higher and he cut taxs lower since he been guvenor and he gonna cut tax even more lower after he win in a land slide witch he gonna do for shore cuz the way it works in penna is govs get to be gov four 8 yrs and then the other parties guy get to be guv four 8 yars,

  7. Four credit downgrades in the last two years caused by Tom Corbutt!! Having to borrow from the State Treasury at 2 and 1/2 months of the current fiscal year. Now let’s be SERIOUS about who will cause a tax increase. No sarcasm needed from the Corbutt-Cawley team

  8. Meanwhile, back in Reality, there is a bill in the Republican senate to raise the state income tax to 4.34%, and the sales tax to 7%, to provide for property tax relief. (Conveniently, the tax hikes won’t raise what’s needed for that relief.)

    Governor Corbett raised the gasoline tax at the wholesale level, because he had bankrupted the highway budget during the past three years. It’s only now that we get to enjoy the BUMP BUMP BUMP of overdue repairs on every major highway in Lancaster (the home base of R’s supposedly).

    Corbett has no credibility on taxes, and I’m surprised the campaign keeps raising the issue. Pot, meet kettle.

  9. Wait – they cite to Richard Mellon Scaife’s private propaganda trashpaper as a “fact source”? And not even a news article but an opinion piece? Wow – Corbett just help but Lie, can he?

  10. No raise in 4 years? Working two jobs? It would be more the current administrations fault than future Governor Wolf? Vote for Corbett and keep on giving you money to his corporate donation shills.

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