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CLF ad hits Malinowski over bill raising Social Security tax

Measure would bump tax rate by about one point for workers, employers by 2043

By Nikita Biryukov, September 18 2020 9:40 am

A super PAC with ties to Republican House leadership launched an ad hammering Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes) over a proposed Social Security bill that would bump the federal income tax rate and make earnings over $400,000 subject to payroll taxes.

The 30-second spot with narration warning Malinowski wants to raise taxes over eerie music as images of the congressman, colored yellow and grainy, flash on screen. They’re soon replaced by b-roll of families around various tables.

Script: Liberal Tom Malinowski… ‘we won’t always agree’ He’s right about that. Malinowski wants to raise taxes on working families, ripping more money from your paycheck. Malinowski’s plan would increase payroll taxes by 20%. For the average local family, that’s more than $1,400 in new taxes. Liberal Tom Malinowski wants to raise your taxes. ‘We won’t always agree.’ You can say that again.

The ad refers to the Social Security Act 2100 Act, which, over time, would bump the income tax for workers and employers to 7.4%, from 6.2%, by 2043. It would also lift remove a cap on Social Security tax payments.

The ad will run on digitally and on cable broadcasts starting Friday, though it’s not clear how long the ad will run or how much money the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC with close ties to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, put behind the buy.

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