HARRISBURG – Following news that Governor Tom Wolf has shifted away from his Administration’s push to impose ‘cradle-to-grave’ taxes on Pennsylvanians, Republican Party of Pennsylvania Communications Director Megan Sweeney released the following statement.
“When will Katie McGinty stop defending her support for the largest tax hikes in the country?” Sweeney asked. “While she was Wolf’s Chief of Staff, Katie McGinty led efforts to increase taxes on everything from diapers and daycare, to nursing home care and caskets. When Katie McGinty didn’t get her way, she supported a full budget veto that costs our schools and social services tens of millions of dollars.
“Katie McGinty helped to create a budget crisis, and then left our schools and non-profits out to dry while she was wined and dined by D.C. Democrats. Not once has Katie McGinty demonstrated one bit of remorse for her role in trying to make hard-working Pennsylvania families foot the bill for an extreme liberal agenda.
“Katie McGinty needs to answer for her role in the budget mess she created when she didn’t get the tax hikes she wanted. Pennsylvanians deserve better than silence from a chief architect of Pennsylvania’s budget crisis.”
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, Nursing Homes – Even Caskets!
- 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)