Toomey Goes 2-For-2 in Debates
HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Communications Director Megan Sweeney released the following statement regarding tonight’s U.S. Senate debate.
“As we’ve seen from these two debates, Pat Toomey is clearly the most qualified candidate in this race,” Sweeney said. “Pat Toomey is a leader in the ongoing efforts to lower taxes, create jobs, and end the corporate welfare system that made Katie McGinty a millionaire.
“Katie McGinty has a track record of raising middle-class taxes and lying about her background. Tonight we saw Katie McGinty run away from her failed record of tax increases on the middle-class and using the revolving door between the public and private sector to enrich herself.
“Anyone who was in Pennsylvania during the 2015 budget crisis knows that Katie McGinty is more than willing to impose major taxes on Pennsylvania’s working class. No amount of talking points from the Clinton campaign will change Katie McGinty’s support for taxes on diapers, day care, college textbooks and even nursing home care. Of course, anyone who’s followed Katie McGinty’s career also knows that her words don’t always match her actions.
“Congratulations to Pat Toomey on his two terrific debates. Now, it’s time to work harder than ever to elect Pat Toomey in November.”
TONIGHT: Katie McGinty Dodges A Question About Supporting Middle-Class Tax Hikes
Click here to watch Katie McGinty dodge a question about supporting middle-class tax hikes.
Pat Toomey: “Katie McGinty Has Raised Taxes On The Middle-Class In Every Job She’s Held In Government.”
Click here to watch Pat Toomey detail Katie McGinty’s history of taxing the middle-class.
THE FACTS: During Her Last Stint in Government, Katie McGinty Supported The Largest Tax Hike In the Nation
Governor Wolf’s proposed tax increases were larger than all 49 other states combined. (Nathan Benefield, “How Does Gov. Wolf’s Tax Plan Stand Up?,” Commonwealth Foundation, 6/18/2015)
- McGinty was the point person for selling the McGinty-Wolf tax hikes to the legislature. (Christian Alexandersen, “Gov. Tom Wolf’s chief of staff promotes budget proposals,” Harrisburg Patriot News, 3/11/2015)
Katie McGinty Supported A 20% Hike in the Income Tax
In 2015, The Wolf-McGinty Tax Proposal Called For A 20 Percent Increase On The Income Tax. (“Read the full text of Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address,” PennLive.com, 3/3/2015)
Katie McGinty Supported A 10% Hike in the Sales Tax
The Wolf-McGinty Tax Hikes Called For A 10 Percent Increase On The Sales Tax, And Expanding It To Include Many Goods And Services Used By Working Families All Across Pennsylvania. (“Read the full text of Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address,” PennLive.com, 3/3/2015)
Katie McGinty Even Supported New Taxes On Diapers, Day Care, College Textbooks – Even Nursing Homes!
The Wolf-McGinty Tax Hikes Would Have Removed Tax Exemption For Services Such As Child Care, Nursing Home Care, Caskets, College Textbooks, And Higher Education Meal Plans and Other Fees. (Ed Mahon, “Gov. Tom Wolf’s sales tax expansion would cover child care, nursing homes and more,” York Daily Record, 3/18/2015)