N.J.’s 3rd District Congressman Runyan, challenger Adler debate

The candidates for Congress in New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District clearly have diverging opinions on U.S. tax policy.

The two squared off in a debate Thursday in Philadelphia.

Democrat Shelley Adler opposes extending tax breaks for millionaires.

“We need to make sure we have middle-class tax breaks and not add additional ones for those at the top end the way that Mr. Runyan wants to do,” she said.

Republican incumbent Congressman Jon Runyan opposes the idea of imposing a tax surcharge on millionaires to help reduce the deficit.

“If you want to increase revenue in this country, get people back to work. Get them paychecks. Get them back into the system,” he said. “You’d be surprised on how fast it would turn around.”

Both candidates say the redistricting that took Cherry Hill out of the 3rd District and added Brick Township to it should not make a big difference in the outcome of the race.

The full debate can be heard Sunday night on Larry Kane’s Voice of Reason Program on the Comcast Network.

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