Tom Corbett rips Democrats over taxing gas drilling

HARRISBURG (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett is reiterating his opposition to raising taxes on the booming natural gas industry as he prepares to find out which Democrat will get the party’s nod to challenge him.

Corbett made the comments Monday morning during an interview on WPHT-AM radio in Philadelphia.

The four Democrats running for governor are proposing to raise taxes on the natural gas industry to help pump more money into education.

But Corbett suggests it’s not right to single out one industry to tax it and accuses Democrats of not liking the free enterprise system. He says they want to punish people who are making money and make them pay for everything.