Put Pennsylvania on a Spending Diet
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.