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“As Governor, Wolf has already proposed more than $8B in tax increases.”

Paul Mango
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Jul. 24, 2017

The truth behind a GOP gov. hopeful’s Wolf nickname: ‘Thomas the Tax Engine’

Paul Mango says the incumbent Dem pushed for $8B in tax increases. Did he?

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Sarah Anne Hughes

A businessman without political experience using his outsider status to rise to power: It worked for President Donald Trump, and now Western Pa. Republican Paul Mango — a Harvard-educated veteran and former healthcare consultant — will attempt to use it to take the governor’s mansion in Harrisburg.

Mango kicked off his campaign in May, running in part on an anti-tax platform. At an event at Lackawanna College in mid-May, Mango called Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf “Thomas the Tax Engine,” according to The Scranton Times-Tribune. “He has never met a tax he doesn’t like,” Mango continued to reporters. “He has requested almost $6 billion in taxes in the years he’s been in office. We cannot afford any more of Tom Wolf.”