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I am the owner and sole funder of The Liberty Index and solely responsible for grading the Acts

of the General Assembly and the Governor. I would like to provide a context for Representative Sam Smiths grade. Because The Liberty Index is graded on a curve, Representative Sam Smith s grade shows the relative standing to other legislators and not to be understood that Representative Sam Smith is For Liberty or fiscally responsible. Representative Sam Smiths grade and position on the curve is not as bad as other members of the General Assembly. Given the General Assemblys record, the Representative Sam Smiths grade must be interpreted as not as bad as the rest of a bad bunch. Looking behind the grade at the actual votes, let us compare and contrast the rhetoric and the reality of the record. Disappointingly, the alleged fiscal conservative Representative Sam Smith voted "YEA" for eight of eight Governor Ed Rendells Bankrupting Budgets. During all this time, Representative Sam Smith was in the Leadership of House with former Speaker, now convicted felon, John Perzel. With his YEA vote for Capital Budget Act 130 of 2011, Representative Sam Smith added $1.6 billion dollars in debt to Pennsylvanias Forgotten Taxpayers financial burden and, simultaneously, voted millions for billionaire corporations: Comcast, Janney, Teva Pharmaceuticals, ShopRite, Franklin Mint and $850,000 to Philadelphia Democrat Chaka Fattah's Philadelphia House of Imoja and $1,970,000 to Philadelphia UniversityArlen Specter Library and $10,000,000 John P. Murtha Center for Public Policy Cambria Contrary to Representative Sam Smiths opportunistic rhetoric, the reality of the record is that Representative Sam Smith is not The Forgotten Taxpayers BFF.

Bob Guzzardi, 119 East Montgomery Avenue, Ardmore, Penna. 19003-2523 810 212 7476 The Liberty Blog The Liberty Index

*****^^^^^***** Source References Reforming State Borrowing for Corporate Welfare FEBRUARY 13, 2012 Commonwealth Foundation by ELIZABETH STELLE House Passes Corporate Welfare Reform MARCH 14, 2012 Commonwealth Foundation ELIZABETH STELLE

RendellBudgetVotes2003to2010 Act 130 Comcast, Janney Investments, Teva Pharmaceuticals, ShopRite, Franklin Mint ACT 130 $850,000 to Chaka Fattah's House of Imoja ACT 130 Expanded Discussion with links to Sources Given the Four Alarm State Budget Challenges WATCH HERE video 8:42

Sen. Pat Vances entire voting record on all bills 2011 to 2003 Sen. Dave Argalls entire voting record on all bills 2011 to 2003 Sen. Dominic Pileggis entire voting record on all bills 2011 to 2003

Representative Sam Smiths entire voting record on all bills 2011 to 2003. Representative Mark Mustios entire voting record on all bills 2011 to 2003