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Ripped off (again)

November 4, 2012
Williamsport Sun-Gazette

Once again our elected officials have managed to use catch phrases as a magician uses one hand to distract us so we don't see what he is doing with the other hand. They argued over a gas tax or impact fee. The sales pitch being that the impact fee would benefit the localities and towns that bear the brunt of the gas drilling activities. I listened to Senator Gene Yaw when he spoke on the topic at Laporte in the summer of 2011. He emphasized the concept that the impact fee, which he was supporting, would keep the money in the areas where it was generated. I thought, after listening to him and seeing Rendell leave office, that the rest of the state would no longer have to support Philadelphia, specifically with gas money. They fooled me!



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