PA Republicans are surprised that the state will take in less money this year than last year, because this flies in the face of their religious belief that tax cuts increase revenue.
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Bill Adolph says “there’s definitely support” for education increases because many school districts already budgeted on the basis of Corbett’s proposed increases.
But he suggests that finding money won’t be easy, noting that because of dips in revenue collection, “We may actually receive less money than last year.”
When you give away $1.2 billion as tax cuts, you take in $1.2 billion less in revenue. That is how subtraction works.
(via John Baer)