Poll: 60% of Pennsylvania Voters Reject Oil and Natural Gas Tax
Washington, July 21 – Six in 10 Pennsylvania voters oppose higher taxes on America’s oil and natural gas industry, according to a new 10-state poll released today. The poll – which was conducted by telephone by Harris Interactive on behalf of the American Petroleum Institute between July 15 and July 18, 2010, among 600 Pennsylvania registered voters – found that 60 percent oppose an increase, including 42 percent who strongly oppose. Only 30 percent support increasing taxes.
And everyone of them is a racist, bitter, gun toting, bible thumping redneck, right? Or perhaps they are decent, hard working Pennsylvanians tired of the rhetoric; tired of subsidizing Harrisburg and DC’s spending sprees with their hard earned money; tired of being labeled ‘racist‘ or a nazi every time they question the leadership in DC.
These proposed taxes would only serve to raise the cost of energy for all consumers. One of the proposed taxes, a severance tax, would be disastrous for Pennsylvania. The video under the fold explains what impact this tax would have on Pennsylvania:
Timothy J. Considine, Ph.D. of Natural Resource Economics and author of a new study on natural gas production in the Marcellus Shale region, explains how a Pennsylvania severance tax could reduce capital inflows for developing natural gas production in the state.
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