Cutler Sees Budget Proposal as More of the Same

Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom) released the following statement regarding Gov. Ed Rendell’s budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly today:


“The governor is asking for $1.2 billion more in spending in this budget and for tax increases on employers and families, which is very similar to most of the budget addresses I’ve heard since taking office.  He can try to repackage his sales tax plan as a tax reduction, but if it brings more revenue into the state, it is a tax increase on us.  We have to ask where that extra revenue is coming from, and the answer is obvious: the purses and wallets of every Pennsylvania citizen.


“We should also be cautious of higher spending at a time when we are not meeting revenue projections.  These projections are used to craft our budgets, and we have failed to meet them for 21 consecutive months.  Nearly two years of missed projections is a sign of the bad financial times we are in, and we must keep that in mind while budgeting.  The numbers just don’t add up for that type of increase, when the state has a $374 million deficit that is predicted to grow by the end of the year.”


Rep. Bryan Cutler

100th District

Pennsylvania House of Representatives

 (717) 786-4551

(717) 783-6424

Contact:  Nicole Wamsley or (717) 783-8063

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