Philadelphia's 197th: Let's Win a Third Seat!
We are less than four weeks away from our chance to win a THIRD seat in Philadelphia -- right in the heart of Democratic territory! CHIP IN below and help send Lucinda Little to Harrisburg from the 197th district on March 21st.
On behalf of the Philadelphia Republican Party, we welcome you.
We're dedicated to challenging the corruption, cronyism and complacency that have held our city back through decades of one-party rule.
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When corrupt career politician Dwight Evans unseated corrupt career politician Chaka Fattah in the Democratic primary for the 2nd Congressional District, we stood up and said plainly: A new corrupt face replacing an old one does not serve the voters in the district. Now, the clown-car continues to trundle down the road to November 8th, as disgraced also-ran Milton Street threw his hat into the ring as an independent yesterday.
“The same week that the City Controller issued a statement that proceeds from the real estate transfer tax have more than doubled in five years – bringing a ‘significant economic benefit for the city’ – City Council has decided to take on a bill to raise that tax even further.”
“Rest assured that we will be told that this is a tax only on business and on developers, just as we were told that the soda tax would only impact manufacturers. That this is a crock is readily apparent to anyone who has sat through even a day of Economics 101.”
With the Mayor’s soda tax facing stiff opposition in City Council – including Council President Darrell Clarke yesterday calling it “ridiculous” and unlikely to pass – Council will now debate an alternate tax introduced by At-Large Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown: a 15-cent tax imposed on any beverage container sold in the city aside from milk and baby formula. The tax, borrowed from Baltimore – not exactly known as a bastion of good governance – would be even further reaching than a tax on sugary beverages, and thus even more difficult for consumers to avoid.
Katie McGinty’s time at the helm of our state’s Environmental Department was known primarily for her funneling of taxpayer money to firms that employed her husband – actions which resulted in a rebuke from a Pennsylvania ethics-committee and our state’s Supreme Court. Unsurprisingly, her approach to governance – enrich herself and her allies, while claiming to advocate for working families – has played out through her many attempts at nabbing statewide office, most recently in her Senate campaign.
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