Eliminate School Property Taxes – David supports HB 1776, a plan to eliminate and replace school property taxes by broadening the
state’s current base of goods and services taxed.
Private Property Rights – David Maloney will defend your rights to your personal
property. He is against unconstitutional zoning laws and outrageous abuse of eminent domain. David supports the repeal of the Death
The Tenth Amendment – We are all threatened by expanding government in Pennsylvania and in Washington DC. David believes the 10th
Amendment offers a defense to over-reaching government and he supports the PA Republican House
“10th Amendment Resolution” that calls
for aggressive opposition to growth of federal mandates, programs and regulations.
The Second Amendment – David voted to help pass the
“Castle Doctrine,” that strengthened the rights of citizens to use firearms in self-defense and to protect their families.
He will continue to defend constitutionally protected gun owner rights. He is an avid outdoorsman and hunter. David was given an "A+"
grade by the NRA and has been endorsed again by "Firearms Owners Against Crime", www.foac-pac.org.
The Economy - David delivered
in 2011 by helping to produce the first on time budget in the last 8 years and by voting to end state borrowing and over-spending.
David Maloney believes private sector jobs can be created by taking away barriers that hinder the economy.
voted for and helped put into law the "Fair Share Act-17" which protects employers from unfair lawsuit abuse by reforming the doctrine
of joint and several liability.
Marcellus Shale - Act 13 passed in 2012 now provides for a reasonable impact fee to offset gas industry
impacts on local communities, invests more than $2 billion in state
conservation and environmental programs in the years ahead
and puts in place some of the tightest regulatory protections in the country. This supports PA's fastest growing job sector.
In Defense of Arizona by David M. Maloney 7-30-2010
On Wednesday (7/28/10) US District Court Judge Susan Bolton blocked the enforcement of key parts of the Arizona immigration enforcement law. She ruled in favor of the Obama Justice Department's position. By doing so, she has created a political problem for the president.
Had the judge upheld the law, it would have made Obama's opposition to the Arizona law disappear and constitutionality would prevail. But now, she has turned the law into a huge campaign issue against Obama. President Obama is trying to prevent Arizona from enforcing the same existing law that he will not enforce and most of America is watching.
A July 2010 Quinnipiac University poll reported that by a 2 to 1 margin Pennsylvanians are in support of the Arizona law as well as lawmakers in 37 states, and over 60 percent of all American voters. But Mr. Obama has aggressively worked to stop it. The president’s timing could not be worse. Now less than 100 days until election day, he has taken another unpopular stand for which his fellow Democrats will take the hits. The voters can clearly blame Mr. Obama, his administration, and Democrats for this lack of enforcing the law.
The decision endangers the re-election chances of Democrats, especially in Arizona. Their voters will not want to hear excuses for Obama from Democrat candidates who will now claim to support the Arizona law. Same is true in Pennsylvania. Judge Bolton’s decision will hopefully be overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court and Arizona will find itself justified in their course of action.
Mr. Obama’s actions speak louder than words. The people of Arizona know what is best for Arizona. They don’t need an over-reaching administration from Washington, DC telling them what to do. They know the condition of their state and their border better than anyone else.
The only reason Obama brought the suit was because he seeks to increase the number of Latino voters. Since he became president he has lost Hispanic support, just as his overall approval ratings are historically low. The president does not understand the independent spirit of states like Arizona and Pennsylvania. He seems to have no respect for individual state constitutions.
I support the effort of PA State Representative Daryl Metcalfe and his House Bill 2479. Metcalfe’s Arizona modeled legislation would provide state and local law enforcement with full authority to apprehend Pennsylvania’s estimated 140,000 illegal aliens along with several other reform measures.
Illegal immigration is about national sovereignty. Just like the states on our borders, Pennsylvania can no longer support tens of thousands of illegal aliens.
David M. Maloney (R) 130th District Pennsylvania State House of Representatives