Pennsylvanians are tired of the out of control spending in Harrisburg. Accumulating deficits are a clear and present danger to our state. Our budget deficit is growing every year because of poor growth and higher government spending. No one in Harrisburg is talking about what will truly bring fiscal solvency—growing the economy. It is not realistic to consider attacking our structural deficits, that are forecast to exceed $2 billion annually, simply through tax increases or spending cuts alone.
Paul, a fiscal conservative, believes in reducing the budget deficit by growing jobs and wages, and by encouraging business start-ups and investment. Since his election, Governor Thomas “the Tax Engine” Wolf has discouraged growth and has favored tax increases instead to pay for out of control spending. He has proposed a grand total of $5.7 billion in tax increases; including the largest single tax increase in the history of the Commonwealth. Because of poor leadership in Harrisburg and narrow political interests, the state pension system has become unsustainable. The average Pennsylvania family of four owes almost $20,000 to pay off the debt of the state pension fund.
Paul will fix the pension system so we keep our promises to state workers, but keep from bankrupting our state’s budget.