Metcalfe Sets 2010 State Capitol Taxpayer Day of Reckoning for Tuesday, June 8

In light of the governor’s annual budget address, State Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) is officially calling on all Pennsylvania taxpayers to save the date for the 2010 Pennsylvania State Capitol Taxpayers’ Protest.


“Based on the past seven fiscally irresponsible state budgets there are four things that can be predicted with absolute certainty,” said Metcalfe.  “First, regardless of what Pennsylvania’s Spend-a-Holic governor said or didn’t say during his annual budget charade, massive spending increases are already on the table.   


“Second, for this governor, it’s never a question of if, but how much of your income can he get away with redistributing to pay for someone else’s health care, bus fare and excessive public welfare.  Third, due to the draining of all reserve funds to balance the 2009-10 state budget, there is absolutely no way for the governor to pay for his bloated $29 billion spending plan without, once again, increasing the tax burden on Pennsylvanians.


“Fourth, with the writing for no less than $1.2 billion dollars in increased state spending already on the wall, the time is now for all Pennsylvania taxpayers to begin contacting their respective state representatives and state senators to demand that they put the best interests of Pennsylvania Taxpayers First by providing NO Representation for Increased Taxation.”


Complete details for this second annual, statewide rally against excessive taxation and irresponsible government spending are as follows:



2010 Pennsylvania State Capitol Taxpayers’ Protest


Date:  Tuesday, June 8 

Time:   9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

“On Tuesday, June 9, 2009, taxpayers made history as they rallied together in Harrisburg, working the hallways of the state capitol building on a session day, to demand that their government reduce spending and lessen the tax burden for all Pennsylvanians,” said Metcalfe.    “Much like the final repeal of the 2005 state government pay raise, this grassroots effort spelled the defeat for nearly $2 billion in Rendell tax increases.”


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“Mark your calendars now to join together with other taxpayers to make the 2010 Pennsylvania State Capitol Taxpayers’ Protest an even greater success,” concluded Metcalfe.   “Let them know that YOU, their employer, will no longer stand for excessive taxes and irresponsible spending.  Join us in the fight for our economic freedom!”

Rep. Daryl Metcalfe
12th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
(724) 772-3110
(717) 783-1707

Contact:  Ty McCauslin

(717) 772-9979