Woman voices her
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To the editor:
Dear Governor Corbett: I am a Conservative, the widow of a combat veteran now buried at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, living in the mid-state section of our commonwealth. My husband and I moved here after retiring believing that the taxes we were presented with at that time were reasonable, somewhat akin to those of the state we had previously lived and worked in, North Carolina.
How misguided we were. We suffered under Rendell but now that suffering has even been exacerbated due to the policies of those we trusted.
I am now witnessing your surrender to those who would use lust as a comparison to marriage and those who would use pseudo protective law to justify the killing of an innocent life in the womb. What next ... give into the murder of innocents whether unborn or at life's end?
Sir, you seem to be playing into the hands of those who ask for political moderation when in fact they demand you give up your principles - which it seems you are so willing to do to gain another term in office.
How could you NOT defend the mandate by the citizens to protect marriage as between a man and a woman? How is that not an option?
In my 74 years of life I have never missed voting in any primary nor election; this year I did. I am not going to rubberstamp a candidate with my vote simply because he is running unopposed in the primary. Give me valued choice and I will run to the polls.
Sir, your increase of gasoline taxes I tried to defend. But then I realized that those of us who NEED our cars absent of public transportation will be raped. Yes sir, raped!
Why support with gas taxes those who use rapid/public transport by hiking those dependent on no other means of transport? Why not increase their user fares comparable to those of us who pay for the gasoline to move about? How about not placing the burden on those of us who need automobiles who cannot choose the option of not using them?
We here in the mid-state do not have alternative options.
It is apparent that the taxes on propane fuel need an adjustment, but you are allowing your opponent to use that issue as a means to attack you. How many more ignorant favors will you grant him and his ilk who are forever wanting to burden us with higher taxes, a proposition they run on being that is their socialistic philosophy. Yes, all suppliers of energy should be taxed equally, none being exempt and none being abused nor the citizens they service.
People are wondering why not tax the gas producers instead of your making the claim that state educational funding is increasing when in fact my school taxes in Juniata County this year alone will be increased by over 2 percent, far above the senior citizens COLA raise of less than that. But why the burden upon the seniors who have no recourse but to make up the added taxes either by getting a part-time service job to make up for the added expense, or do without medicines or food or shiver during those cold winter days in order to simply ante up.
Sir, if you wish to serve another term, one I had previously supported with donations to your campaign, then I think you had best get your position more clear and your values more presentable for those like me. Otherwise, I will not once again vote for what appears to be the lesser of two evils.