That also means it’s up to Congress to also ensure that the wealthy pay their fair share. “Representative Coffman should not hold out for tax cuts for the richest among us,” said Aurora real estate agent Jeanne May, an Aurora real estate agent and member of Colorado Fair Share. ” He needs vote for middle class tax cuts for people like me, not for tax breaks for millionaires who don’t need them.”
According to the White House’s Council of Economic Advisors, 98 percent of Americans who make less than $250,000 a year and the 97 percent of small businesses that earn less than $250,000 a year would see their taxes increase if the middle class tax cuts aren’t extended. The average middle-class family of four would be hit by an average tax increase of $2,200.
“If Congress stands in the way of extending tax cuts for the 98 percent of Americans who make less than $250,000, small businesses like mine are the ones who get hurt,” said Glen Goodson, owner of A1 Boxing Gym in Aurora. “A ‘my way or the highway’ agenda to protect the richest from paying a dollar more in taxes will force a tax hike on the middle class and shift more of the burden to working families and business owners like me.”
Members of Colorado Fair Share will gather again on December 10 to deliver a petition to Congressman Coffman reminding him that voters sent a clear message this November: they want jobs, not cuts. That means investing in job creation, extending the middle class tax cuts and protecting vital programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and education. Stay tuned.
October 31, 2012 by Fair Share
Mike Coffman and Joe Miklosi sat down for their final debate today, and it remains clear why Miklosi is the best person to represent our district.
Miklosi has solid plans about how to create jobs in the district. He wants to make this area the clean, renewable energy capital of the country, while also making sure that companies who outsource jobs don’t receive tax breaks.
He will protect Medicare and fight for seniors – unlike incumbent Mike Coffman, who voted to turn it into a voucher program, a move that would raise out-of-pocket costs to seniors by $6,400 per year.
He will end tax breaks to the richest one percent of Americans, making sure that money goes back into programs that matter for all of us here in Aurora – jobs, education, Medicare, and Medicaid. Mike Coffman? Well, he voted for those tax cuts in the first place. And during the debate today, Coffman said he wanted “to see those breaks continued.”
Miklosi has the endorsement of The Aurora Sentinel, The League of Conservation Voters, the Fraternal Order of the Police, and as of yesterday, former President Bill Clinton. He also has the endorsement of our hardworking activists who have gone have made the voices of the 99% of Colorado heard at debates, actions, community forums — even the Republican National Convention.
So with one week left, it’s time to make your endorsement. Get out and vote!
September 18, 2012 by Fair Share
Thanks to some great reporting by Jason Salzman at bigmedia.org, we finally have a lead on where Mike Coffman’s been holding the “town hall meetings” he’s been talking about: at corporate meet-and-greets. Meaning the general public was not invited. Meaning that he didn’t have to face questions from his constituents. Meaning it’s a complete cop-out to say he has held town “dozens of town hall meetings” in district, including in Aurora.
A town hall by any other name is not a town hall, and this sure doesn’t smell sweet.
49 days until the election, Mike. It’s time to represent.