The Burden of Taxes
In 2008, the average working Pennsylvanian will labor 111 days just to pay his or her federal, state, and local taxes—the equivalent of working January 1 to April 21 without compensation.
Pennsylvanians pay, on average, approximately $13,000 per person in taxes.
Taxes consume almost twice as much income as does housing, approximately two-and-one-half times what citizens pay for health care, and almost four times what we spend on cars and transportation.
It is time to put state government on a diet!
The Pennsylvania Diet Plan is three-step program designed to help state government shed millions in unnecessary and wasteful spending.
“Three Steps to Fiscal and Economic Health”
STEP #1: Limit the Annual Growth in State Government Spending
STEP #2: Empower Voters with the Right to Accept or Reject ANY and ALL Tax Increases
STEP #3: Reduce Pennsylvania’s Tax Burden on Job Creators & Families
For more visit PADietPlan.com.
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An Unhealthy State Economy
Between 1970 and 2007, state spending increased a whopping 168% in inflation-adjusted dollars, yet Pennsylvania ranked:
49th in job growth,
46th in personal income growth, and
48th in population growth among the 50 states.
It’s time we put Pennsylvania back on a path toward fiscal and economic health.
The Pennsylvania Diet Plan is designed to help state government shed millions in unnecessary and wasteful spending and put the Commonwealth on a path toward fiscal and economic health. A Commonwealth Foundation report, Government on a Diet: Spending Tips 2008, identified $6.7 billion in “unhealthy” spending from the state operating budget, capital budget, and off-budget agencies.
For more on the Pennsylvania Diet Plan and to read Government on a Diet, visit PADietPlan.com.