'Tax 'em more' message should be defeated
Election season is upon us. We see the ads on TV, the mailers in our mailboxes and soon the yard signs will be everywhere. All of the candidates running for office are talking about one thing; the economy!
They have a right to be talking about it. It is on everyone's mind. People just can't find work. And the local economy is really hurting. What I don't understand is elected officials talking about the economy and the need to create jobs but then in the same instance wanting to tax companies that create jobs.
We are hearing a lot about the potential economic boost from Marcellus Shale and the companies that work in the energy field. It seems to me that we should be trying to support, or at the least not saddle, that industry as they hire thousands of Pennsylvanians and support local and regional businesses all over the area.
Instead, we hear politicians in Harrisburg or D.C. talk about taxes, moratoriums, and poison pill regulations that would bring the industry to its knees.
We can't have it both ways. Let's support our local businesses that are hiring local residents. Let's defeat the "tax'em more" message and any of its messengers.