18 Years Promising Property Tax Elimination With No Results!

"You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."
Abraham Lincoln

Click this link for a 1992 Ad Endorsing Sam Rohrer for pledging to eliminate property tax

"Rohrer took on each charge, arguing that he has supported reducing burdensome mandates on public schools and has worked on measures to eliminate property taxes since his first term in 1992."
Reading Eagle Oct 30 2002

"Rohrer's math questioned by both parties"
Reading Eagle September 17, 2003

""We had better get some tax reform out of there soon," Rohrer said. "That is one of the most pressing issues facing the state," he said."
Reading Eagle September 27, 1993

Consumer Protection

Representative Sam Rohrer Voted No on the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act. Representative Sam Rohrer thought it was more important to protect disreputable contractors and scam artists, than to protect his constituents from home repair fraud. The bill also included added protection for our seniors, by adding tougher penalties when the fraud is committed against anyone 60 or older. More information on the bill can be found by clicking here.
SB 100 House Roll Call Vote 10/8/2008

Republican State Attorney General "touts new law on home improvement fraud at Berks gathering". The Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act that Representative Sam Rohrer voted against.

Health Care

Representative Sam Rohrer voted NO on HB 834 "The Prohibition of Excessive Overtime in Health Care Act" . By voting no Representative Sam Rohrer voted to put the safety of hospital patients at risk. More information on the bill can be found by clicking here.

Representative Sam Rohrer voted NO on creating the Jonas Salk Legacy Fund Program which would advance life-saving biomedical research to find cures for diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s. Representative Sam Rohrer opposed it even though the research could save human lives and millions of dollars in health care costs. Creation of the fund would have used tobacco settlement funds and not tax dollars. It is estimated the fund would have created between 12,000 - 13,000 new biotechnology jobs.

Minimum Wage

"Whereas this Assembly has the power to mandate an artificial wage, which is a matter of a contractual arrangement between an employer and an employee, I would suggest that we do not have the right. I do not believe that we possess the right, because if we do, then at what point does it stop?"
Sam Rohrer - Legislative Journal 6/30/2006

Representative Sam Rohrer voted NO on raising the Pennsylvania minimum wage
May 1996

Representative Sam Rohrer voted NO on raising the Pennsylvania minimum wage
June 2006

Representative Sam Rohrer voted for a 50% increase in his pension
"Rep. Samuel E. Rohrer, a Robeson Township Republican, agreed the increases were not unreasonable."
Reading Eagle May 9, 2001

Representative Sam Rohrer voted for a 16% pay increase for himself.
Legislative Journal 7/07/2005

Energy

1996- Representative Sam Rohrer voted for Pennsylvania Electricity Deregulation

"Electric rates about to explode"
Reading Eagle August 17, 2008

2008 (Summer) - Gas at $4.00 a gallon and heating oil at record prices
Wind Power - Representative Sam Rohrer voted NO
Solar Energy - Representative Sam Rohrer voted NO
Geothermal - Representative Sam Rohrer voted NO
Biofuels - Representative Sam Rohrer voted NO
Energy Conservation - Representative Sam Rohrer voted NO
Additional funding for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) - Representative Sam Rohrer voted NO

Rainy Day Fund Hypocrisy

Representative Sam Rohrer is against using money from the rainy day fund

"Representative Rohrer remains strongly opposed to using the Commonwealth’s Rainy Day Fund to address any future budget deficit, contending that tapping into the fund would also be a violation of law."
Representative Sam Rohrer from samrohrer.com

Except for when it's a Republican Governor and then he is for it

June 2002 Representative Sam Rohrer voted for Governor Schweiker's 20.3 Billion Dollar Budget that used 750 million dollars from the state's rainy day fund.

The Environment

"Health care, the environment and fighting increases in the state budget are other issues that Rohrer sees as fitting within the framework of his three top issues"
Reading Eagle March 4, 2008

2008 PennEvironment State House Score Card Rating - 0%
2006 PennEvironment State House Score Card Rating - 17%
2005 Summer Pennsylvania League of Conservation Voters Legislative Scorecard Rating - 29%
2003-2005 PennEvironment State House Score Card Rating - 30%
2004 Fall Pennsylvania League of Conservation Voters Legislative Scorecard Rating - 13%
2002 Fall Pennsylvania League of Conservation Voters Legislative Scorecard Rating - 20%
2002 Summer Pennsylvania League of Conservation Voters Legislative Scorecard Rating - 75%
1999-2000 Pennsylvania League of Conservation Voters Legislative Scorecard Rating - 30%
1997-1998 Pennsylvania League of Conservation Voters Legislative Scorecard Rating - 0%

Religion in Public Schools

" "Let it (intelligent design) be taught and let it be questioned," he said. "It would seem to be the most logical way to do it. You do not shut the door and say it is not science.""
Representative Sam Rohrer - Reading Eagle Jun 21, 2005

Welfare

"But Rep. Samuel E. Rohrer said he believes that the government has no basis for being in the welfare business.

"Welfare is not a right," said the Robeson Township Republican. "This is not a legitimate function of government. It is something we, as a society, have to be concerned about."

But, he said, the job of taking care of people who need financial help belongs to local charity groups and churches.

"This was never the government's responsibility," he said."
Reading Eagle 2/2/1994

2008 - 2009 Pennsylvania Department of Welfare Spending:
> 40% of budget ($4.2 Billion)- Long Term Living - Nursing Homes, Community Based Services, and assistance for seniors to remain in their homes.

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