Today, Mitt Romney's surrogates--including Colorado Republican members of Congress--are fanning out across the state of Colorado. But they're not here to win the support of Colorado's middle class.
Republicans proved last week that Colorado's middle class is not their priority. Please take a moment right now to tell Mitt Romney and Colorado Republicans to get their priorities straight.
Despite opinion polls showing overwhelming support for ending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% of Americans, while preserving the tax cuts for the middle class, last week Republicans in Congress rejected that approach, refusing to compromise and risking a tax increase on everyone if they don't get their way.
Responsible economists and public policymakers agree that America can't solve our budget problems with cuts alone. The fact is, the richest 2% pay a lower share of their income in taxes than they have in generations. Each year, we fall deeper into debt and vital safety nets like Medicare continue to fray--because politicians like Mitt Romney refuse to ask them to pay their fair share.
The tax rates the wealthiest Americans paid during Bill Clinton's presidency didn't hurt the economy or lead us to "socialism." In fact, our economy was stronger before the Bush tax cuts. The excuses from Romney's surrogates and Colorado Republicans just don't hold up.
Send a message back right now: tell them the people of Colorado are smarter than this. When Congress reconvenes next month, it's time to end the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. Thanks as always for standing up to those who don't have Colorado's best interests in mind.