Protecting Taxpayers

Government needs to learn to live within its means, just like individual taxpayers must do during tough economic times.

Our state budget process must include accountability measures and results from the entities that continue to ask for more tax dollars. The budget process must prioritize the essential expenditures of government, thereby separating the needs of government from the wants of special interests.

According to Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), Pennsylvania taxpayers had to work 197 days in 2012 to pay off their federal, state and local taxes.

In March 2015, the House State Government Committee advanced the Taxpayer Protection Act which would Constitutionally limit the future growth of state government spending using a rate of either a change in the Consumer Price Index or a change of population during the previous fiscal year.

I have signed the ATR Taxpayer Protection Pledge and I will continue to vote against any and every tax increase considered by the General Assembly.

In past sessions I have proposed legislation for property tax elimination, known as the Real Property Tax Elimination Act.  This legislation would restore the Constitutional right of property owners to truly own their land. For more information on the legislation, click 
here to view the Restoring Your Right to Own Property brochure. 

"First of all, is Daryl not the real deal? As a conservative, I'll go for cloning if we can start with him!"
- R.J. Harris, Host, WHP580 AM, speaking at the 2010 Pennsylvania State Capitol Taxpayers' Protest


Metcalfe Not Supporting Tax Increases

The Metcalfe Minute – Wolf’s Full Budget Veto

The Metcalfe Minute – The Wolf Budget Impasse

The Metcalfe Minute – Wolf’s Attack Campaign

The Metcalfe Minute – Tom Wolf's Cradle To Grave Tax Proposal

Latest News

Budget Debate Highlights Pennsylvania’s Need for Fundamental Tax and Pension Reform
Despite very different opinions on how to fix the budget, Pennsylvania legislators and the governor have agreed on something: there is a $1.2 billion budget shortfall. In the words of Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Pat Browne, “That’s progress. We know where we’re starting from.” However, the two sides are still very far from reaching a final budget agreement. Governor Wolf recently vetoed the Republican controlled legislature’s budget and negotiations between Republican legislators and the administration have stalled.

House poised to vote on property tax reform on Wednesday
In what some described as the most significant property tax vote in decades if not longer, the state House on Tuesday approved a proposal that would shift $4.2 billion of the school funding burden that property owners now bear on to wage earners and consumers.