York County Libertarian Party

Post Election Thoughts

For My Friends, Supporters and Everyone In Between

My mind is still racing a mile a minute, so this is only a portion of my thought track as I’m sitting here writing. First, I’m taken aback by the way some bureaucrats are steeping in false confidence and gloating as if the endorsement of less than 10% of the adult population in a jurisdiction is some form of mandate or overwhelming support.

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CRIZ Tax Diversion Program: Will the Latest State Sponsored Business Incentive Spur Development in the City of York?

City Revitalization and Improvement Zones (CRIZ) Trigger Corporate Welfare Craze in Pa.‘s Third Class Cities

Debate – Will CRIZ program benefit York?

for the TL;DR version, skip the text and hit play on the video above to view a discussion on the CRIZ topic between myself and CRIZ supporter/Think Loud CEO Bill Hynes.

Move over – Keystone Opportunity Zones – there’s a new, over-hyped, wildly speculative and risky business incentive program being pushed by the know-it-all bureaucrats in Pa. government.

City Revitalization and Improvement Zone projects will allow eligible businesses to divert state and local taxes to pay for project bonds and debt financing.

State taxes that can be diverted include:

  • Personal Income
  • Capital Stock Transfer
  • Corporate Net Income
  • Sales
  • Liquor Taxes

Local Taxes that can be diverted (pending approval) include:

  • Earned Income
  • Commuter
  • Business Privilege/Mercantile Tax
  • Local services
  • Amusement Tax

Bureaucrats in the City of York are in heat with CRIZ fever, with council unanimously moving forward with the process to establish a CRIZ authority in York despite my objections from the gallery.

I’ll have much more to add to the discussion of CRIZ, central planning and tax subsidies in York as the process moves along. For now, be sure to watch the candid debate between myself and developer Bill Hynes, CEO of Think Loud LLC, who did a fine job representing his brand while giving his honest take on the business incentive program.

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Gomez, Moser Form Libertarian Slate in York

City Voters Have Real Options in November

Take a look at Dave Moser’s plain talk breakdown of the city’s issues today in his Q & A session with the York Daily Record/Sunday News.

In case you’ve been wondering why we haven’t posted much lately – we’re busy fulfilling the critical function of a political party – running candidates.

We’re simply pinging you to let you know we’re on the move, in the streets and on the ballot. Stay tuned for some exciting events and updates.

For now – check out Dave Moser’s mayoral platform and visit the Manuel Gomez for York City Council page.

Take a look at Dave Moser’s plain talk breakdown of the city’s issues today in his Q & A session with the York Daily Record/Sunday News.

Stay tuned for more updates!

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Hemp Freedom Tour Coming To York

York Hemp Freedom Rally Takes Place Next Saturday on Continental Square

The York Hemp Freedom Rally will feature author and event sponsor Les Stark along with other notable speakers bringing knowledge, awareness and support for Senate Bill 528, also known as the Regulate Marijuana Act, introduced by state Senator Daylin Leach of Montgomery County.

For nearly two decades, Les Stark has been educating agriculturalists, historical societies and community groups about the rich industrial history of hemp farming across eastern and central Pennsylvania. That activity led to the formation of his Pennsylvania Hempland Security group, which for the past year has branched into advocating for the full legalization of marijuana for spiritual, medicinal, industrial and recreational uses.

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