Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Meet Sam Rohrer

Republican candidate for Pennsylvania Governor Sam Rohrer will be in the area Thursday.
From the inbox:

CLARKS SUMMIT (12.08.09) State Representative Sam Rohrer (R-Berks), who recently declared his candidacy for the 2010 Republican Gubernatorial nomination, will campaign in Clarks Summit this week for his first, post-announcement campaign stop. Former area lawmaker Jerry Birmelin (R-Wayne) who represented Wayne, Pike and Monroe counties in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives will publicly endorse Rohrer at the “Pennsylvania Townhall” event.

At Thursday night’s Townhall, Rohrer will highlight plans to remove roadblocks to job creation, eliminate school property taxes and reduce state government taxes and spending. His remarks will center on what he labels the “5 Biggest Challenges” for Pennsylvania’s next governor.

The son of a union steelworker, Rohrer has been a vocal advocate for issues impacting working families. By promoting choice in education, leading the fight against Democratic and Republican tax and spending hikes and crafting landmark legislation to eliminate school property taxes, he’s earned broad base support from statewide taxpayer groups.

During his tenure on the House Education Committee, Sam authored the historic Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) scholarship. To date, some 33,000 Pennsylvania students have been empowered to attend private or enhanced public school programs because of the initiative.


Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Clarks Summit Volunteer Fire Department

321 Bedford St.

Clarks Summit, PA 18411-1800

The other GOP candidates are Attorney General Tom Corbett, Congressman Jim Gerlach and Robert Mansfield.


Meet Robert "Sarge" Mansfield

Robert Mansfield Speech and Meet and Greet
Where: Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania on the Square
When: Saturday, December 19 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm


David Paulson said...

Is this the guy that is pushing for the elimination of the school property tax? I think he was in Dallas a couple years ago talking about this, if it is the same guy. If so, he will get my vote for sure.

Anonymous said...

Reliace it with what? I'm sick of feel good slogans. Let se some reality, how does it get replaced or whcih services will he cut?

Keith said...

Obviously he needs to ensure that he doesn't cut spelling from our public school system.

The fact that someone with your total inability to write a grammatically correct sentence does not fully understand this legislation is not a real big shocker.

Anonymous said...

Keith, kill the messenger! Typical Republican bullshit to avoid the issue and pick up on something as silly as a typo. Why don't you share some of that almighty knowledge and explain the magnificent legislation you so arrogantly refer to. I assume you've read it -- yeah right!

Keith said...

"A typo"? You've got to be kidding. Your entire paragraph looks like it was written by a 9 year-old.

My only point is this - when someone can't write or spell, but then complains that they don't understand how the legislation would help, my guess is that problem is in your inability to read and understand - not in the language of the legislation.

I'll try to put it in language you can understand: the school property tax (one of the most immoral, regressive and unfair taxes ever devised by any govt.) is replaced with an expansion of the sales tax. What is cut is waste in govt, but that is distinct from the positive impact of the change in the tax structure. Yes, I have read the bill; you have not. You can do a google search, pull it up and read it.

Remember, it is not always a bad idea to kill the messenger if the messenger is willfully passing on misinformation. Please gather a few more facts before you make such stupid comments next time. Thanks.

PATaxpayerALERT said...

For more info on SAM ROHRER's School Property Tax Elimination Act (HB1275 & HB1475) visit www.PTCC.US. It is an approved site, in English as opposed to lawyer talk; has a calculator of savings that reflects the new tax structure based on typical spending habits.