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of the General Assembly and the Governor. I would like to provide a context for Representative Sam Smith’s 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 Smith’s grade and position on the curve is not as bad as other members of the General Assembly. Given the General Assembly’s record, the Representative Sam Smith’s 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 Rendell’s 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 Pennsylvania’s Forgotten Taxpayer’s 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 University‐Arlen Specter Library and $10,000,000 John P. Murtha Center for Public Policy Cambria Contrary to Representative Sam Smith’s opportunistic rhetoric, the reality of the record is that Representative Sam Smith is not The Forgotten Taxpayer’s BFF.

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

*****^^^^^***** Source References Reforming State Borrowing for Corporate Welfare FEBRUARY 13, 2012 Commonwealth Foundation by ELIZABETH STELLE http://www.commonwealthfoundation.org/policyblog/detail/reforming-state-borrowing-forcorporate-welfare House Passes Corporate Welfare Reform MARCH 14, 2012 Commonwealth Foundation ELIZABETH STELLE


RendellBudgetVotes2003to2010 http://www.scribd.com/doc/87037240/LIbertyIndexh-Rendell-BUDGET-VOTES-2005-2010 Act 130 Comcast, Janney Investments, Teva Pharmaceuticals, ShopRite, Franklin Mint http://www.scribd.com/doc/86817438/Liberty-Index-Act-130-of-2011-Five-Buildings ACT 130 $850,000 to Chaka Fattah's House of Imoja http://www.scribd.com/doc/86817526/LibertyIndex-Act-130-of-2011-House-of-Imoja ACT 130 Expanded Discussion with links to Sources http://www.scribd.com/doc/86817618/Liberty-Index-Act-130-of-2011-of-Expanded-Links Given the Four Alarm State Budget Challenges WATCH HERE video 8:42

Sen. Pat Vance’s entire voting record on all bills 2011 to 2003 http://www.libertyindex.com/MembersDetails.asp?MemberID=230 Sen. Dave Argall’s entire voting record on all bills 2011 to 2003 http://www.libertyindex.com/MembersDetails.asp?MemberID=4 Sen. Dominic Pileggi’s entire voting record on all bills 2011 to 2003 http://www.libertyindex.com/MembersDetails.asp?MemberID=168

Representative Sam Smith’s entire voting record on all bills 2011 to 2003. http://www.libertyindex.com/MembersDetails.asp?MemberID=206 Representative Mark Mustio’s entire voting record on all bills 2011 to 2003 http://www.libertyindex.com/MembersDetails.asp?MemberID=148

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