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Katie McGinty on Social Security

 

 


Cuts to Social Security are wrong for working families

Katie McGinty accused Joe Sestak of supporting cuts to Social Security and Medicare, citing Sestak's praise for the 2010 Simpson-Bowles plan's broad deficit-reduction blueprint, an outline that includes cuts to Social Security, to go after him on that issue. "My parents retired on Social Security, we couldn't have made it without it--that's the wrong choice and wrong for working families," she said. Her campaign noted that in a January speech Sestak cited the plan as a template for raising revenues and addressing "the proper reform of entitlements."

Sestak did not let that stand. "Katie, you're wrong," noting that he voted 41 times as a congressman to protect Social Security and Medicare.

Republicans pointed out that McGinty's campaign chairman, former Gov. Ed Rendell, has often praised the courage of lawmakers who have embraced the deficit reduction plan she is now criticizing.

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer on 2016 Pennsylvania Senate debate , Apr 6, 2016

No further reductions in the public pension benefits

All four candidates would maintain a defined benefit pension program for public employees and would oppose switching the system to a 401(k)-style plan and further delaying the state's annual pension obligation payments. McCord, McGinty and Schwartz oppose further reductions in the pension benefits of public employees, while Wolf would not say whether he would support or oppose such reductions. None put forward a specific plan to fully fund the state's pension funds.
Source: Washington Times on 2014 Pennsylvania governor race , May 17, 2014

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