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McCaskill proposes tax cuts aimed at middle class

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State Auditor and Senate candidate Claire McCaskill

By Bill Raack, KWMU

St. Louis, MO – Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Claire McCaskill said Tuesday she would propose several tax cuts for middle class families if she is elected to the Senate.

One of her proposals would give first-time homebuyers a one-time tax credit up to $3,000, which could be used to pay for closing costs.

McCaskill would also double the tax breaks available for child care expenses and allow families to deduct up to $10,000 a year for college tuition.

"This proposal today is a way of saying it's time that we think about the middle class instead of just the wealthiest Americans," McCaskill said. "It's time that we tried to help their success and prosperity instead of trying to make the very wealthiest among us continue to get every tax break that Congress can dream up."

McCaskill is trying to unseat Republican Senator Jim Talent, who has long positioned himself as a champion of lower taxes.

A spokesman for Talent says McCaskill has supported higher taxes for everybody for her entire career.

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