Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Is Wolf Embracing His Inner Nancy Pelosi?

In Pennsylvania, the Corbett-Cawley campaign drew more attention to Secretary Tom Wolf’s refusal to discuss the cornerstone of his Fresh Start campaign platform – a 188 percent income tax increase on middle class Pennsylvania families. Wolf’s latest tactic includes dusting off the Nancy Pelosi playbook by telling the people of Pennsylvania that he cannot tell them about his income tax plan until after the election.

“It is troubling to see Secretary Tom Wolf now embracing his inner-Nancy Pelosi by telling the voters that they can’t see the details of his income tax plan until after the election. Tom Wolf is desperate to talk about anything other than his plan to raise income taxes by 188 percent, even if means insulting the intelligence of Pennsylvania voters by trying to pull a fast one over on them. Tom Wolf is the one who made his income tax proposal the foundation of his campaign, and if he didn’t want to talk about it, he shouldn’t have based his campaign on it.”

In 2010, before the historic collapse of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives, Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated that they had to pass the $1 trillion-plus (not so) Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, before people could find out what was in it.

Fast forward to 2014, and Secretary Tom Wolf his now telling the voters of Pennsylvania that he cannot tell you what is in his income tax plan until after the November election. According to The Pittsburgh-Tribune-Review, Wolf’s plan would require raising the personal income tax plan by 188 percent.

When pressed the details about his income tax plan by The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Wolf stated “once I'm in office, it becomes appropriate for me to get that information.”

“It’s only fitting that Tom Wolf is employing the tactic used by Nancy Pelosi immediately prior to her party’s historic collapse and departure from power, since that is the same path Wolf is heading down in his premature self-coronation for governor,” added Pack.

Wolf further elaborated to the Post-Gazette that, “I don't know what everybody pays in taxes and I shouldn't. I'm an outsider, I'm not part of the government…I shouldn't have access to that as a candidate. Once I'm in office, it becomes appropriate for me to get that information.”

The only problem for Wolf is that while he thinks he “shouldn’t have access” to the tax data as a candidate, he does have access. Despite Wolf’s obvious distaste for government transparency, it is all publicly available data that can be downloaded from the Department of Revenue website.

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