Abby and Micah Dunn are raising their three young boys in central Pennsylvania. Families like the Dunns will see a $1,400 tax increase if Gov. Wolf gets the tax hikes he's demanding. In fact, Pennsylvanians of every income level will pay for this budget. Wolf's cradle-to-the-grave tax increase would hurt college students (taxing books and fees), young families (taxing diapers and day care), senior citizens (taxing nursing home care and home health care), and the bereaved (taxing funeral services).
“We’re not talking about having to scale down our summer vacation—what’s a vacation? It’s more like figuring out how to keep the electric on. If passed, Gov. Wolf's tax increases would take us backwards, not forwards,” explains Micah.
Watch this brief 30-second video and let Micah and Abby explain to you themselves how Gov. Wolf's agenda impacts their family—and yours.
Here are the facts about Gov. Wolf's proposed budget:
- It would raise taxes on Pennsylvanians of every income level, according to the Independent Fiscal Office.
- It would cost a family of four more than $1,400 next year.
- Property tax “relief” would amount to 30 cents for every dollar in new taxes—and wouldn't kick in for another year at the earliest.
- It would be the largest tax hike in state history and is greater than any other state tax hikes by four billion dollars.