Authoritarian Lawless Tom Wolf

Authoritarian Lawless Tom Wolf

By Joseph B. Dychala

Gov. Tom Wolf has forced a lawless state on the citizens of Pennsylvania. He has criminalized behavior of law abiding, tax paying business owners and consumers alike.

Under his regime the rule of law no longer exists, it is now do what you feel bold enough to risk in response to his decrees and edicts while participating in a strange game of ‘Mother, May I’ allowing only baby steps and a contrived return to the starting line on every turn as part of his totalitarian rule book.

Business will be closed- many shuttered for good, livelihoods affected, years or decades of sobriety lost, lives literally ended due to despair all while an underground economy thrives and a shrinking revenue base leaves the state adding further irreparable damage to an already faltering economy.

Wolf is an authoritarian and a zealot. Every Communist revolution throughout history begins with an attack on a class of people. In our case the castigated and demonized are our neighbors and friends, our small business owners who simply wish to pursue Liberty and the animating contest of freedom to make their living in a manner they see fit.

I submit that Wolf has broken the fragile public trust that is the fabric of our civil society. He has seized property and possession with absolutely no due process rights by declaring “small business” must remain closed. He ignores the will of WE, the People and our elected representatives by vetoing nearly every bill that comes across his desk then proceeds to implement his unilateral edicts then changes them on a whim.

Wolf has proven beyond the shadow of any reasonable doubt that he is unfit to lead free men and women. He speaks of “democracy” yet refuse to acknowledge our Federal and State Constitutions, our Bill of Rights and the norms of our Representative Republic.

I believe Thomas Westerman Wolf must be removed from office and I am publicly and continually calling for immediate impeachment investigations for abuse of power and negligent criminal behavior. Tom Wolf is an enemy of a free people and as such has forfeit the privilege of serving as our governor. He must be removed from office before his lawlessness is forever enshrined in public policy.

Authoritarian Lawless Tom Wolf

Wolf Impeachment Planned By State Rep.

Wolf Impeachment Planned By State Rep.

By Kim Kennedy

We have two America’s happening right now guided by two completely different ideologies.  States run by red Governors are largely working to open their states from the shutdown or have already done so.  Western Journal reports, “15 days after restrictions started being lifted, Kemp indicated on Twitter that the emerging evidence supports his decision and proves his critics wrong.  “Today marks the lowest number of COVID-19 positive patients currently hospitalized statewide (1,203) since hospitals began reporting this data on April 8th,” he posted Saturday. “Today also marks the lowest total of ventilators in use (897 with 1,945 available). We will win this fight together!” he added.”1. We have the ongoing deteriorating state of Pennsylvania with its citizens suffering under poor leadership.  I had mentioned in a previous article published April 27 about how Gov. Wolf was ignoring representative government tactics of dealing with the potential of a major health crisis and was dictating policies with no input from legislators or private sector.  Governor Wolf continues the same stance, acting as if he is the Supreme Leader in Pa answerable to none.  He has no sense of urgency to help citizens regain lost time and revenue for business owners.  Many counties in Pa have either not had a single case of COVID or 10 or less cases. 

Wolf Impeachment Planned By State Rep.
Covid response warrants Impechament

In speaking with Pennsylvania State Rep. David Zimmerman (R-99) concerning the overall handling of the COVID-19 situation in Pa, I share this report with you.  The lesson that must be learned: Democrats cannot hold public office in this country.  They do not respect representative government and defy rule of law, with little or no consequences.

Yes, the Governor does have absolute power granted to him in health emergencies.  Are we still in a health emergency?  Well, we are seeing data manipulated and used and some of it later exposed for being false.  Reader be aware!  The Republicans hold the majority in both the House and Senate.  Rep. Bryan Cutler is the House leader and has reached out, without success, to have Gov. Wolf meet jointly in planning sessions on how to get Pennsylvania moving again.  This has been his way of “leading” throughout most of his 2 terms.  Rep. Cutler would like to stop payment on some of his pet projects in order to force a conversation.  Interestingly, before COVID-19 the state had close to a $1 billion surplus, 800 million of that is gone.  Even more interesting, the money was directly appropriated by Gov. Wolf himself, bypassing the process of going thru the legislation process.  I asked, where did that money go?  Rep. Zimmerman listed off Human services projects, help for his campaign and it appears as though where other funds went is unknown.  On March 19, the state was put into a 90 day lockdown.  The latest day of opening again is June 4, two days after the Pennsylvania primary.  Rep. Zimmerman is in complete agreement that Health Secretary Levine should step down and face criminal charges.  Zimmerman owns several retirement communities in Lancaster county.  One of them in Ephrata, Fairmount Home, was ordered by the Department of State to take a patient from a hospital who had COVID-19.  Not the jurisdiction of the government.  It’s a completely illegal demand and it never should have happened.  Dr. Levine should be held accountable for this.  Rep. Zimmerman does support Rep. Metcalfe’s call to impeach Gov. Wolf.  Rep. Metcalfe’s call for impeachment are listed at the end of this article.

Legislation was passed in 1977 that allows a local disaster emergency to be declared by the governing body of a political subdivision upon finding a disaster has occurred or is imminent.

Each political subdivision included in a declaration of disaster emergency declared by either the Governor or the governing body of the political subdivision affected by the disaster emergency is authorized to exercise the powers vested under this section in the light of the exigencies of the emergency situation without regard to time-consuming procedures and formalities prescribed by law, according to the law.

“Gov. Wolf’s orders in response to the COVID-19 outbreak have violated a number of our God-given rights affirmed in the United States Constitution,” said Zimmerman. “In particular, his order mandating the closure of physical locations of all businesses that he has deemed ‘non-life sustaining’ has violated our citizens’ rights in many devastating ways.”

Zimmerman said Wolf’s order constitutes a taking of property from business owners without just compensation. “The lack of due process and judicial review permitted under his order also violates the Constitution. In addition, this order coupled with the stay-at-home order, has violated our rights to free speech and assembly,” he said.

Another troubling aspect of his mandates is the utter lack of transparency demonstrated by the administration, Zimmerman noted.

Agencies under his control have stopped responding to requests for records and his office has refused to provide vital information,” he said. “The waiver process established under the Department of Community and Economic Development resulted in arbitrary and capricious decisions about which businesses may stay open.”

Zimmerman said that the public, press and General Assembly all have the right to know about these decisions and how they have been made. “While the Wolf administration has finally slowly begun to release some of the relevant information regarding which businesses received waivers, they have yet to release any information about how or why these decisions were made,” he said. His delays and obfuscation have been, and continue to be, entirely unacceptable.”

Zimmerman also noted Wolf’s failure to adequately administer the unemployment compensation system. He said that countless Pennsylvanians have been unable to collect their benefits.

“His focus on restraining business is particularly disturbing, as the majority of deaths due to the pandemic have been residents of long-term care facilities,” Zimmerman said.” The governor should have focused his attention there, but he has entirely failed to implement a comprehensive state plan to protect our most vulnerable citizens who reside in nursing homes, which have had inadequate supplies of Personal Protective Equipment and testing kits throughout the outbreak.”

Zimmerman said impeachment is the only means to address the actions of Wolf.

“As Gov. Wolf has violated so many of our fundamental rights as citizens of the Commonwealth, I will be introducing a resolution impeaching the governor and exhibiting Articles of Impeachment to the Senate. His actions plainly constitute the misbehavior in office required for his impeachment under the Pennsylvania Constitution.

“While these are certainly challenging times, Gov. Wolf must be held accountable for his actions that have harmed so many of our citizens and violated so many of our rights. No individual or office is above the law.”

It is clear that this Governor is going to rule Pennsylvania as if her were Sovereign Lord.  He is not.  We are a representative government.  All Americans need to know this and be aware, this can happen anywhere!• Take responsibility for your own liberty• Participate in peaceful, public demonstrations• Constantly write to leadership and tell them what is happening in your life as they take their good ole time opening the state.  Remind them that you vote!• Exercise your Constitutional rights. https://constitutionstudy.com/2020/05/18/knowing-your-rights/• PRAY!  The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: he turns it wherever he wills.  Proverbs 21:1

Ms.Kennedy is founder of Restore the Culture.

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Wolf Shapiro Bully Nuns In Pennsylvania

Wolf Shapiro Bully Nuns — The sick and evil people — that would be you Gov. Tom Wolf and Attorney General Josh Shapiro — who have acquired control of Pennsylvania’s executive branch are continuing to torment The Little Sisters of the Poor.

The bullying was started by Barack Obama who tried to force the Little Sisters –an order of Roman Catholic nuns who care for the elderly poor in homes across the country and that has a home in Pittsburgh — to offer health-insurance plans that paid for contraceptives, including some abortifacients.

This was part of Obamacare.

Obviously, this is a violation of well-understood tenets of their faith. In the grand scheme giving the order an exemption would make little difference. Why do Wolf and Shapiro feel such a need to compel these nuns to violate their beliefs?

The Supreme Court in 2016 vacated fines that had been levied against them and told lower courts to find a resolution. In 2017, the Trump Administration issued an executive order giving them the exemption.

You think that would have resolved the matter? Not for the Wolf Gang. Rather than letting sleeping dogs lie they sued the Sisters again and the equally bigoted Third Circuit agreed returning the mandate.

So now, today, May 6, oral arguments are again occurring before the Supreme Court. May God grant that the Sisters win for good this time.

Wolf Shapiro Bully Nuns

Trump Hears Truckers, Makes Wolf Reopen Stops

Trump Hears Truckers, Makes Wolf Reopen Stops — The Wolf administration in its not so brilliance closed rest stops on Pennsylvania’s interstates excepting the Turnpike.

The oh-so-necessary-in-these-times truckers objected. The Trump Administration learning of the stupidity confronted the Wolf gang who agreed to reopen stops in seven counties albeit the one in Delco on I-95 stays closed.

As with the Turnpike, the indoor bathrooms will remain closed but each stop will have five portable toilets that will be sanitized daily along with two hand-washing stations.

Medical personnel have noted that the outdoor toilets are far more likely to spread the Wuhan virus, than the indoor ones.

In more stupidity, PennDOT has suspended all construction projects. You would think now would be a pretty good time to get the work done.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, Monday (March 16), sent home all toll booth operators. Motorists who don’t have E-ZPass will have their license automatically photographed and a bill for the toll sent to them. A man-made traffic snarl has just ended. Will the toll booth takers ever come back?

And Philly will not be enforcing its parking kiosks, meters or residential parking time limits.

Trump Hears Truckers, Makes Wolf Reopen Stops
If the trucker is resupplying the TP it could work out, maybe

Trump Hears Truckers, Makes Wolf Reopen Stops

Wolf Plot Hikes Energy Costs For Working People

Wolf Plot Hikes Energy Costs For Working People

By Leo Knepper

Back in January, we shared a Guest Post with our readers on the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI). The author, Lowman Henry, noted:

“[T]he Wolf Administration has entered into an agreement with nine other mostly northeastern states to cap each of the states’ carbon emissions from transportation (your car). The states have one year to come up with a plan. Such plans will most certainly include additional taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel…the money will be “redistributed” to “low carbon transportation systems” – in other words urban mass transit…Thus the lofty sounding Transportation and Climate Initiative allows Governor Wolf to advance two of his top agenda items: establish a new revenue stream to keep urban mass transit afloat and penalize users of carbon-based fuels. Keep in mind, those users include you every time you start your car or use a product that was delivered to the store by motor vehicle, which is to say everything.” (Emphasis added)

Wolf Plot Hikes Energy Costs For Working People
Rich and Indifferent

The TCI plan was released on Dec. 17, and it is everything we feared it would be. The Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania, CAP, has joined with allies from across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic in voicing our opposition to this plan. We noted in a joint letter:

“Legislators should not allow one citizen of a state — the governor — to impose such serious financial burdens on all other citizens. Such a decision rightfully belongs to the people’s representatives and should be reached through the legislative process, not by the decree of a single executive. “The TCI is a poorly conceived, fundamentally regressive, and economically damaging proposal.”

Pennsylvania already has one of the highest gas taxes in the country. According to TCI’s own estimates carbon emissions will decrease by 19 percent from 2022-2032. They don’t think that’s good enough. Instead, the TCI is advocating a new gas tax ranging from five to seventeen cents per gallon in order to reduce emissions by only an additional one to six percent. The mere fact that Governor Wolf would consider increasing the tax yet again is appalling. The question now is whether or not the legislature will take substantive action to reclaim its power of the purse to combat the measure.

Wolf Plot Hikes Energy Costs For Working People

Most Leftist Governor Is Tom Wolf Says HuffPo

Most Leftist Governor Is Tom Wolf Says HuffPo

By Lowman S. Henry

In 1992, then-Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton ran for president as a centrist Democrat with an eye toward capturing what was at the time a much larger moderate section of the electorate.  It worked.  He won. He declared “over” the era of big government.

Today the era of big government is alive and thriving and his party has moved into a full embrace of socialism although they attempt to soften its image by calling it “democratic socialism.”  Bill Clinton’s brand of moderation would not stand a snowball’s chance in today’s Democratic Party.

Here in Penn’s Woods, where once Democrats positioned themselves as champions of the working class, ultra-Left wing give-away programs have replaced economic advancement as the principal focus of the party’s policy agenda.

Governor Tom Wolf, crowned by the Huffington Post as the “most liberal governor in America,” has certainly lived up to that reputation.  In just the last year he has taken steps to embroil Pennsylvania in a draconian multi-state agreement purporting to address so-called climate change, proposed restrictions on Second Amendment gun rights, unilaterally overspent the state budget, and vetoed legislation protecting unborn babies with Down Syndrome.

But the governor is not alone in taking a hard Left turn: the state’s big city mayors are right there with him pandering to the party’s radical base while proposing job crushing policies, violating constitutional rights and abandoning common sense.

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto stoked the crowd at something called the Climate Action Summit by announcing his opposition to any additional petrochemical cracker plants in the region. Setting aside the fact neither the plant being constructed in Beaver County nor any contemplated plant would be built in the City of Pittsburgh, Peduto railed against fracking and the perceived evils of carbon based fuels.

The problem is the plant currently being built by Royal Dutch Shell, as with development of the fracking industry as a whole, have literally created tens of thousands of family sustaining jobs for the blue collar constituency formerly courted by Democratic politicians.

The damage done by Peduto’s comments drew a rare rebuke from Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald who told KDKA radio: “No city has benefitted more from the shale revolution than the city of Pittsburgh. Not just the county, the entire region.”  A number of area labor leaders, whose members are experiencing the best jobs of their lives from shale-related development, also joined in denouncing Petuto’s comments.

Peduto, along with his Pittsburgh City Council allies, also has made headlines for the effort to violate the constitutional Second Amendment rights of city residents. In the wake of the tragic shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue last year, council pushed through and Peduto signed three controversial measures into law.  The laws were immediately challenged in court where defenders of Second Amendment rights correctly argue they are unconstitutional.

In what could be considered an electoral rebuke of Peduto’s far Left policies, and the rush to socialism within the Democratic Party, the counties outside of Allegheny in the Pittsburgh media market  turned bright red in last November’s general election.  Republicans flipped control of county courthouses in Westmoreland, Washington, Greene, and Armstrong counties, while Fayette, Butler and Beaver remained in the GOP camp.

Meanwhile, across the state, Philadelphia Mayor Bill Kenney literally flies the flag for socialism.  In “celebration” of the 70th anniversary of the coming to power of Mao Zedong and his Communist Party in China the Chinese flag was hoisted at City Hall.  This was done in fealty to “diversity,” although how honoring a brutal regime that has murdered millions celebrates diversity remains a mystery.

The far-Left tilt of Pennsylvania’s two big city mayors underscores the growing geographic and ideological chasm in the state’s political landscape.  Our urban areas have politically become socialist enclaves, while more rural areas grow more conservative.  Leading Democratic Presidential candidates include outright socialists, while Donald Trump’s economic populism prevails in the Republican Party.

Thus the upcoming presidential election is not just your typical battle between Republicans and Democrats; it will pit democratic socialism against capitalism in what will be a pitched battle for the economic soul of America.

Mr. Henry is chairman & CEO of the Lincoln Institute and host of the weekly Lincoln Radio Journal

Most Leftist Governor Is Tom Wolf Says HuffPo

Fools Tools Racist Democrats, Vote Straight R

Fools Tools Racist Democrats, Vote Straight R — Richard King, who is the husband of Pennsylvania Superior Court Republican candidate Megan King, has informed us that the Democrats have resorted to the last weapon in their arsenal — the race card.

Fools Tools Racist Democrats
Vote For Megan King

The Pennsylvania Democratic Party, on its website, accuses Mrs. King and her running mate Christylee Peck of supporting the “the white supremacist ideology” –an irony we will describe in a bit –and being pro gun and “anti-women”. Anti-women? Don’t ask, it’s not supposed to make sense.

It seems, though, that it is the side that doesn’t want women to have guns to defend themselves against 6 foot 2 thugs intent on hurting them that should be the considered the anti-women side. We guess you can’t overdose on irony. See below.

Richard tells us that Megan’s father is a proud Irish American who served in the Peace Corps in Nigeria. Megan taught Sunday School and is the farthest thing in the world from a “white supremacist”. We agree. She’s not a white supremacist or a supporter of white supremacists. We will describe the real, literal supporter of white supremacists below.

Richard also noted that the George Soros’ money is letting the Dems outspend Republicans three to one in the southeast part of the state.

Richard knows we opposed Megan in the primary but fear not, we are voting for her and every other Republican on Nov. 5.

Now, regarding the supporter of white supremacists who holds an important post in Pennsylvania’s government. One of the vilest blights in Pennsylvania’s history was the York Race Riots of 1969. Lilly Belle Allen was in a car with her parents and her sister Hattie Dickinson looking for a grocery store. Hattie turned on North Newberry Street. She saw a young white man with a rifle. She started to turn the car around but it stalled at the intersection of Gay Avenue. More young white men with guns appeared. Hattie panicked. Her parents, in the back seat, started praying. Lilly Belle jumped out of the car to get to the drivers seat. “Don’t shoot,” she shouted. The men opened fire killing her.

Nobody was arrested. Nobody was charged. The crime went unsolved until the York Dispatch and York Daily Record wrote about the anniversary of the riots in 1999.

Interest was renewed. Investigators found that three of the members of a white gang known as the Newberry Street Boys committed suicide over the years. Another, suffering from terminal cancer, told investigators what he knew before he died.

Police were eventually led to the home of Donald Altland, who admitted nothing. He confessed to his wife that night though. The next day he drove his truck to the Susquehanna River and shot himself leaving a taped confession and and a message scrawled on a napkin, “Forgive Me, God.”

Police had a enough to file charges against several former members of the gang. One of them described how a police officer had passed out rifle ammunition and directed the youths “to kill as many n*****s as you can.”

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Literally supports white supremacists

That officer was identified as Charlie Robertson. Robertson, a Democrat, would go on to become York’s mayor. His campaign manager? Future Governor Tom Wolf.

Yeah Pennsylvania Democrat Party, put that in your racist, hypocritical pipe and smoke it.

Superior Court is the intermediate appellate court for most matters in the state. Terms are for 10 years.

Only fools, tools and racists are Democrats. Vote straight R.

Fools Tools Racist Democrats, Vote Straight R

Wolf Condemns Children To Failed Schools

Wolf Condemns Children To Failed Schools

By Leo Knepper

In 2018, over 50,000 students were denied education scholarships through the EITC (Education Improvement Tax Credit) and OSTC (Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit) due to a lack of funds thanks to statutory limits. There is currently a waiting list of eligible businesses willing to provide $80 million to the programs in exchange for the tax credits offered. Who could possibly think that standing in the way of expanding educational opportunities is a good idea? The answer is, sadly, Governor Tom Wolf.

Wolf Condemns Children To Failed Schools
Does he really hate children that much? Yes, yes he does.

Almost immediately after passage, Governor Wolf announced his intention to veto HB 800. The legislation would have increased the EITC and OSTC limits by a combined $100 million. The bill would have also expanded scholarship eligibility to include more middle-class families. Despite his lofty rhetoric that a zip code shouldn’t determine the quality of a student’s education, his veto guaranteed that children will be trapped in failing schools. Pennsylvania currently spends more than $16,000 per student, on average, per year. Despite that amount being well over the national average, too many schools fail to provide the education that students deserve.
 
The EITC and OSTC provide assistance to families who live in school districts that underperform and allow students an opportunity to reach their full potential. Our friends at the Commonwealth Foundation estimated that the increased tax credits and eligibility requirements in HB 800 would have benefited 90,000 students over the next five years.
 
Expanding educational opportunities and empowering parents should be a bipartisan issue, but it isn’t. Thanks to the opposition from teachers’ unions and their allies in the Governor’s Mansion and General Assembly, Pennsylvania’s students pay the price.

Mr. Knepper is executive director of Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania.

Wolf Condemns Children To Failed Schools

Ed Rendell Child Sex Ring ????

Ed Rendell Child Sex Ring ???? — Influential ZeroHedge.com has linked to a story claiming that former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is connected to child sex trafficking.

Rendell has also served as Philadelphia district attorney, Philadelphia mayor,  and chairman of Democrat National Committee. He is a noted backer of Hillary Clinton.

The story by Elizabeth Vos and William Craddick of Disobedient Media is based  on an interview with Philadelphia native Greg Bucceroni.

Ed Rendell Child Sex Ring ????
Screen shot of Greg Bucceroni’s tweets from Jan. 2, 2014

Bucceroni was a child prostitute in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. He  worked for a ring led by notorious pedophile Ed Savitz.

Bucceroni says that as D.A., Rendell knew what Savitz was doing and ignored it.  Further, he says that Rendell’s removal of children from Haiti after the 2010 earthquake was part of a human trafficking scheme.

We questioned the governor’s action at the time but came up with an entirely different motive.

Bucceroni also accuses David L Cohen, who was Rendell’s chief of staff as mayor, of being a pedophile.

“Another Savitz connected pedophile was Ed Rendell’s good pal Comcast CEO David Cohen,” Bucceroni said in a Jan. 2, 2014 tweet.

Actually, Cohen, is a senior executive vice president of Comcast and the company’s chief diversity officer

Bucceroni says that among those with whom he had contact were Lawrence King of the Franklin Credit Union scandal , Jerry Sandusky and Congressman Dennis Hastert.

Bucceroni says King would “take kids from the South Philly Boys Club to Washington D.C.” for sexual abuse.

Hastert, a Republican who represented the Illinois 14th Congressional District from 1987 to 2007 was Speaker of the House from 1999 through 2007 making him third in line to the presidency. He says Hastert once paid him  $40 for sex.

Hastert pleaded guilty in April 2016 to violating federal laws governing the withdrawal of money from banks. It was revealed then that he was a child molester albeit couldn’t be tried on those charges as the statute of limitations had passed. Hastert  was released from prison on July 18 after serving 13 months. He remains on two-years supervised release.

While we have trouble believing the allegations against Fast Eddie,  we certainly accept that there is something seriously wrong in this state.

And whatever did happen to Ray Gricar and his hard drive?

Ed Rendell Child Sex Ring ????

 

Wolf Vetoes Work Requirement For Adults On Welfare

Wolf Vetoes Work Requirement For Adults On Welfare

By Leo Knepper

Back in July the House passed legislation that would have added work requirements to the welfare code. As we noted then:

“In our research, we found that nearly 60 percent of Pennsylvania families who were required to engage in job search activities or training for the federal “Temporary Assistance for Needy Families”(TANF) program participated in ZERO hours of qualified activities (see page 17). Although the qualifications for TANF are different than for medical assistance, the similarities of the populations made it a reasonable comparison. If a greater percentage of medical assistance recipients specifically, and welfare recipients in general, were required to engage in work search activities it could have a remarkable effect reducing the number of families needing assistance and a positive impact on Pennsylvania’s finances in the medium to long term.

“In 2014, Maine required “able-bodied childless adults” (ABCAs) to work, train, or volunteer on a part-time basis to continue to qualify for food stamps. In two years the number of ABCAs receiving food stamps dropped by 90 percent. First, imagine the saving that taxpayers in Pennsylvania would reap if we instituted the same requirements. Second, imagine how that would benefit the states revenue collection. If all of those people who were currently receiving assistance that could work but weren’t, returned to the workforce it would be a long-term boon for Pennsylvania.”

Similar language to the House bill made it into the final welfare code. Although it was narrower in scope than the House legislation, Governor Wolf vetoed the changes. Medical assistance payments account for nearly 30 percent of the Pennsylvania budget. Based on what happened in other states, adding work requirements for able bodied adults is a commonsense way to lower costs and encourage beneficiaries to reenter the workforce. Unfortunately, Governor Wolf is not interested in lowering the bill for taxpayers. He only seems interested in raising taxes on hardworking Pennsylvanians.

Mr. Knepper is executive director of Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania.

 

Wolf Vetoes Work Requirement For Adults On Welfare

Wolf Vetoes Work Requirement For Adults On Welfare