Wolf Launches Stealth Attack Against Adolph

Wolf Launches Stealth Attack Against Adolph
State Rep. Bill Adolph

A flyer has been mailed to homes in Pennsylvania’s 165th Legislative District accusing its representative,  Bill Adolph, of all sorts of vile things like keeping $183,650 i.e. chump change from the Marple Newtown School District and keeping $268,807 from the Springfield School District.

Yes it is chump change.  The Marple Newtown money would not  cover the cost for a year of some Delaware County public school superintendent pensions. And the Springfield money could only keep former Penn State Vice President Gary Schultz living in the style to which he has become accustomed through  late September.

Wolf Launches Stealth Attack Against Adolph
Gov Tom Wolf, trying not to get his hands dirty

The flyer  was produced by America Works USA which is a non-profit group that works in the shadows of the Democratic Governors Association to keep the fingerprints of people like Tom Wolf off the dirty deeds.

Gov. Wolf is trying to pressure Rep. Adolph to help him in his plan to put a crushing tax burden on the gas drillers responsible for whatever economic sunshine that has come Pennsylvania’s way over the last seven years.

All, of course, without recognizing that the state has a major spending problem, not a revenue one. Pennsylvania already taxes the drillers 2.7 percent — on top of salaries, sales and the other usual economic activity that occurs during production. Increasing the taxes will either mean more cost passed onto the consumer — how much was your electric bill last month? — or curtailing production.

Adolph is working hard to fix the pension crisis and recognizes the burden Wolf’s tax plan will place on the citizens of his district. He needs their support.

Addendum: The $268,807 Adolph allegedly kept from the Springfield School District would not be a blip on the radar concerning lessening the impact of   the recently approved $140 million new Springfield High School. On the other hand, repealing the state’s prevailing wage law could see a 20-percent cost drop i.e. $28 million i.e. not chump change  in the price. If you are inclined to contact Adolph about something contact him about that. You would actually see your standard of living improve — or at least not drop so much — if that law was gone.

Note the matter of the Springfield High School now goes to the township for approval of construction. Springfield School Director Bruce Lord said at the final Town Hall, March 19, the process of construction will take years not months.

Wolf Launches Stealth Attack Against Adolph

Ethanol Mandate Repeal Sought By Toomey

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has announced that the is working to repeal a law that drives up the cost of everything from gasoline to groceries. Ethanol Mandate Repeal Sought By Toomey

“Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and I introduced the bipartisan Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015 to abolish the corn ethanol mandate in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS),” he said.

“The RFS requires fuel suppliers to blend millions of gallons of biofuels – most often corn ethanol – into the nation’s gasoline supplies,” he said. “This results in higher gas prices, increased food costs, damage to car engines, and harm to the environment. This is nothing more than the government using corporate welfare to shower money on a favored industry and then send the bill to the general public. You deserve better.”

The mandate is strongly supported by Iowa farmers and presidential candidates notably avoid opposing the issue in that early primary state.

Guess we know Pat’s not running for president.

Ethanol Mandate Repeal Sought By Toomey

Ivanpah Solar Plant Not Producing What Was Hoped

The  Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System built on five square miles of environmentally sensitive desert on the California-Nevada border is only producing about half the electricity expected.

The plant, the world’s largest, opened in February and was backed by $1.6 billion in federal loan guarantees.

Ivanpah Solar Plant Not Producing What Was Hoped

Ivanpah Solar Plant Not Producing What Was Hoped

Sabotage Pipeline Plan Says Dem

A Democrat Pennsylvania state senator is telling opponents of energy to take legalities out of context to sabotage the  Sunoco Mariner East 2 Pipeline plan.

The proposed pipeline would transport natural gas liquids from the shale fields of western Pennsylvania to the Marcus Hook refinery complex on the Delaware River.

Andrew E. Dinniman, who represents the 19th District in Chester County, told members of the Chester County Sierra Club to use  Section 27 of the state constitution to encourage local municipalities to harass construction of the line.

Section 27 reads “the people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment.”

Well, yes. And it has been accepted that the state Public Utility Commission is the agency to ensure that the air and water et al are protected else if left  to every zoning hearing board between Marcus Hook and Houston, Pa., the project would be nickle and dimed into non-existence.

Refinery workers whose jobs and standard of living depend on the natural gas must be made to understand that it is their automatically deducted union dues that fund the campaigns of guys like Dinniman.

Sabotage Pipeline Plan Says Dem

Sabotage Pipeline Plan Says Dem

Union Spending Dwarfs Shale Drillers

Common Cause PA and Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania are waxing outrage that Marcellus Shale drillers spent $8 million on campaign contributions in Pennsylvania since 2007.

Commonwealth Foundation notes that is but a fourth of what the government employee unions spend.

Union Spending Dwarfs Shale Drillers

Union Spending Dwarfs Shale Drillers

Sunoco Mariner East 2 Pipeline Helps Delco

Sunoco Logistics, announced Sept. 6 that it will build a new, larger pipeline to carry natural gas liquids from Marcellus and Utica shales to the company’s Marcus Hook industrial complex where it will be refined.

Meanwhile, the existing Mariner East 1 line will be expanded from Delmont, Pa. to Houston, Pa.

The new line will have a capacity of 275,000 barrels per day and will run from Ohio, through the West Virginia panhandle to Houston where it will then parallel Mariner East 1 to Marcus Hook.

Mariner East 1 has a capacity of 70,000 barrels per day.

Sunoco Mariner East 2 Pipeline Helps Delco

Sunoco Mariner East 2 Pipeline Helps Delco

Tesla Bill Angers Other Auto Makers

State Sen. John Rafferty (R-44) introduced SB 1409, June 9, that would change Pennsylvania’s Board of Vehicles Act of 1983 so that a  “manufacturer or distributor may own, operate or control a new vehicle dealership trading solely in electric vehicles”.

It contains a whole lot of other conditions so that it basically solely applies to Tesla Motors, the California maker of electric cars that use a franchise-free, web-based, direct sale model.

Existing law prohibits auto makers from selling directly to customers hence the need for franchises to act as middle-men.

Tesla certainly should be allowed to sell directly to customers.

Of course, so should Ford, Toyota, BMW etc.

If the law should be repealed entirely so that all auto-makers may sell directly to consumers via the internet what would happen to the poor franchise owners?

Weathers Dodge in Middletown, Delaware County, was closed in 2010 after 78 years as part of Obama’s plan for reorganizing Chrysler.  It became Weathers Motors where it sells used cars and provides superb service.

The former franchises that offer good deals on used cars and provide superb service will survive. The others? Would you shed tears for them?

Tesla Bill Angers Other Auto Makers

 

Tesla Bill Angers Other Auto Makers

 

Hollywood Treason, Literally

James O keefe Hollywood Treason, Literally

James O’Keefe

 

James O’Keefe, who may be the nation’s gutsiest journalist, has Hollywood actor Ed Begley Jr., actress Mariel Hemingway and director John Tickell on tape willing to sell this country to Islamic oil interests for $9 million.

A Project Veritas operative posing as a “Muhammad” from a Mideast oil family offered the money to fund an anti-fracking movie because “if Washington D.C.  continues fracking, America will be energy-efficient and then won’t need my oil anymore.”

“Sounds good” the Hollywooders said.

Please understand that those so smugly asserted as heroes in our entertainment are so asserted by people who have no understanding of right and wrong, and no concern about what’s in your best interest.

The same applies for those they claim are villains.

The video:

Hollywood Treason, Literally

HB 2104 Limits Electric Rate Hikes

The House Consumer Affairs Committee, April 30, approved HB 2104, which would limit electric rate hikes for customers with variable rate plans to no more than 30 percent per billing cycle, reports State Rep. Jim Cox (R-129).

Many consumers experienced alarmingly high electric bills, after the harsh winter, said Cox. Most of these unusually high costs affected consumers with variable rate plans.

House Bill 2104 also would require switching requests to be completed within five business days; outline language all electric supplier contracts would contain to clearly explain terms; and give the Public Utility Commission (PUC) specific authority to investigate customer complaints related to the rates charged by electric generation suppliers.

The legislation now awaits additional consideration by the full House.
HB 2104 Limits Electric Rate Hikes

 

4800 Energy Cost Complaints

The Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee last week questioned utility officials and energy experts about the high spikes in consumer electric bills this winter, caused primarily by variable rate electric contracts and the added stress on the electric grid, reports State Rep. Jim Cox (R-129).

Highlighted during the hearing was the need for greater consumer education, as well as the ability to switch suppliers more quickly.

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) reported nearly 4,800 informal complaints and nearly 9,000 phone calls from consumers. It is currently investigating those complaints and working with consumers and energy suppliers to resolve any other outstanding issues. The committee is working on legislation that would limit rate increases, prohibit cancellation and early termination fees for variable rate contracts, require the posting of current and historic rates on the PA Power Switch website and reduce the amount of time it takes to switch electric generation suppliers, Cox said

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