Leo Knepper, Author at Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania
January 16, 2019
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Socialism Isn’t Coming Soon, It’s Already Here

On January 15, 2019, John Fetterman made history. He took the oath of office and became the first Lieutenant Governor in Pennsylvania to openly adopt the label of socialism to describe his policy preferences. Fetterman, along with Governor Wolf and […]
January 9, 2019
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Guest Post: Wolf’s Latest Tax Grab

Pennsylvania motorists already pay one of the highest state gasoline taxes in the nation. A new multi-state tax grab threatens to add to that burden.
December 12, 2018
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Guest Post: There They Go Again

Emboldened by the success of their strategy to re-gerrymander Pennsylvania’s congressional districts, Democrats have set their sights on gaining control over the re-drawing of district lines that will occur upon completion of the 2020 census.
November 28, 2018
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Out of Control Spending is a Bipartisan Problem

Every budget season, taxpayers are told that spending has been “cut to the bone,” and every year taxpayers are forced to pay for out-of-control spending.
November 13, 2018
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Guest Post: Bluer Blue, Redder red

On the surface it would appear the power dynamic in Pennsylvania state government changed little as a result of last week’s General Election. Not quite.
October 31, 2018
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Guest Post: Tom Wolf’s Immoral Approach to Poverty

Governor Tom Wolf vetoed the bill that would have created a pathway to prosperity for thousands of Pennsylvanians because of his fidelity to an immoral belief in perpetual government dependency.
October 3, 2018
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Guest Post: Governor Wolf Takes Credit for Solving a Problem He Caused

Senate Bill 1056, now Act 72 of 2018, ONLY became necessary after Governor Wolf and his Department of Revenue disallowed all depreciation on assets subject to 100 percent federal bonus depreciation. Cost recovery of the asset would only be allowed at the time the asset would be sold or otherwise disposed of, which essentially made Pennsylvania un-investable for manufacturers.
September 24, 2018
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Will Taxpayers Finally Stop Paying for Lawmakers’ Car Leases?

One of the “perks” of being a member of the General Assembly is that you are eligible to have the taxpayers pick up the cost of leasing a car for you. It isn’t something that many lawmakers opt for because it is a perennial campaign issue. However, there are a few lawmakers who still take advantage of the perk and the taxpayers.
September 5, 2018
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Guest Post: Blue Wave or Subtle Shift in Current?

By Lowman S. Henry Chairman & CEO of the Lincoln Institute and host of the weekly Lincoln Radio Journal Labor Day is still considered to be the traditional kick-off of the General Election campaigns despite the fact the nation has […]
August 22, 2018
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New Polling Shows Competitive Race for Governor

The Commonwealth Leaders Fund (CLF), a newly formed political action committee, released poll data earlier this week showing that the race for governor between Scott Wagner and Governor Tom Wolf is within three percentage points. These results differ significantly from […]
August 6, 2018
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Why CAP is Endorsing the Convention of States Project

The Convention of States Project is a nationwide grassroots effort to activate an Article V Convention to propose constitutional amendments that would impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and set term limits for federal officials.
July 25, 2018
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Guest Post: Democrats March to the Extreme Left

The Democrats’ march to the extreme Left accelerated under the Presidency of Barack Obama whose political ideology was informed by the noted communist Frank Marshall Davis.
July 12, 2018
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To “Protect Workers” Lawmakers Want to Eliminate Secret Ballot

Last week, Pennsylvania’s unions and their allies in the General Assembly launched an effort to eliminate the secret ballot when voting on unionization.
July 4, 2018
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It’s More Than Cookouts and Fireworks

July 4th is about more than cookouts and fireworks. Today is a day when we celebrate the thirteen colonies casting off the the shackles of tyranny.
June 27, 2018
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Latest Budget is Another Missed Opportunity

In addition to the accounting gimmicks used to hide a portion of the spending increase, this year’s budget continues to underfund the Commonwealth’s substantial pension obligations.