By Dom Giordano
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Dom Giordano talked with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about what he calls a crisis with public employee’s pensions.
The Governor criticized his opponent in November’s gubernatorial election, Tom Wolf, for not having a plan to address the issue, and said fast action needs to be taken to avoid raising property taxes even higher on most Pennsylvanians.
“My opponent continues to say there is not a pension crisis. Members of his party continue to say there is not a pension crisis, but I think the property owners, the home owners of Pennsylvania, the business owners of Pennsylvania, when they’re getting their tax bill for their school taxes understand that there’s a pension crisis. Let me be clear, it’s not the teachers that have created this issue. The politicians in the past have created much of it. Unfortunately, the stock market failure back in 2008 created some of it. But we have to recognize we have to move forward and attack this, work with this, otherwise, we’re not going to have pensions down the road if we don’t, or we’re going to have the choice of taxing the people who are really not at fault for this and that’s the homeowner.”
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