The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


October 29, 2012

Corbett comes first

I have received numerous political ads by mail. One of the ads that stood out was from our Republican representative of the 107th district, Kurt Masser.

Kurt Masser claimed that he put our children first and he fought for funding for our schools.

According to Mr. Masser's voting record, he voted for and supported Governor Tom Corbett's budgets for the last two years, which cut over $800 million in school funds for our children.

Mr. Masser brags that this year's budget, which he voted for and supported, spends more money on our children and school districts than ever before.

This is somewhat head-scratching, considering funding for our children is $800 million less than what it was before Mr. Masser took office. It sounds like Mr. Masser has "fuzzy math" when it comes to the numbers.

Children aren't the only ones to feel the blunt of Kurt Masser's failed leadership and drastic cuts. Our senior citizens are also under attack by Mr. Masser's voting and support of Governor Corbett's agenda. Seniors now have to pay a co-pay for Rabbittransit for doctor's visits, groceries and medication pickups.

Mr. Masser voted for and supported Act 22, which gave power to the Secretary of the Department of Public Welfare, who gutted funding to Aging Agencies to our seniors rely on. Mr. Masser later stated that he didn't know voting for Act 22 would hurt seniors; maybe he should have read the bill before he voted for it and hurt our seniors with his failed leadership.

Representative Kurt Masser has voted for Governor Corbett's policies over 90 percent of the time.

He states that he puts our children and senior citizens first, but his voting record tells a different story: it puts Governor Corbett first.

Shawn Bellis,

Coal Township

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