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

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 1, 2016 1:12 PM

Photo by AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma

Katie McGinty addresses a reporter's question after casting her vote Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in Wayne, Pa.

(Harrisburg) -- 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 the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate supports.

It  says McGinty doesn't support hiking levies 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. Senator Pat Toomey, a fiscal conservative who charges the Democrat supports proposals that involve raising middle-class taxes.

She 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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