As many of you know, I got angry this week. And I'm still angry.
I'm angry because public sector unions are using tax money to advance political causes that many of my constituents disagree with. I'm angry because my constituents are having their hard-earned tax dollars used to collect campaign contributions. I'm angry because I want to see real property tax reform and real pension reform here in Pennsylvania, and so do my constituents, but the public sector unions are taking money from my constituents to oppose these important issues.
In my anger, I used an unfortunate analogy. I have already contacted the heads of those unions and told them so. But I won't apologize for being angry about the injustice being done to my constituents.
Paycheck Protection is still my number one priority here in the Senate because I believe that using tax money for political reasons is unethical. Public money should not be used to collect campaign contributions for public sector unions.
I will not stop until we end this practice. And I hope that those who believe we should continue using taxpayer resources to collect campaign contributions will join me in talking about the substance of the issue rather than trying to distract the public.
STATE SEN. SCOTT WAGNER