McGinty insists she won’t support middle-class tax increase

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Katie McGinty’s campaign says that ending corporate tax breaks and increasing taxes on millionaires and billionaires can pay for programs to finance paid family leave and reduce college student costs that the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate supports.

McGinty’s campaign says she doesn’t support raising taxes on the middle class. That puts her in line with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who says she wouldn’t raise taxes on middle-class incomes.

McGinty’s running to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, a fiscal conservative who says McGinty supports proposals that involve raising middle-class taxes.

McGinty’s said she’d support raising the income cap for Social Security taxes, currently at $118,500, to extend the fund’s solvency. Also, a Democratic family-leave proposal in Congress includes a new 0.2 percent payroll tax, but McGinty’s campaign says there are other ways to pay for it.

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