GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.
On Friday Grand Valley mothers joined together to send a message to Rep. Scott Tipton, urging him to protect middle class families during the fiscal debate.
They delivered a book of stories about the financial burdens facing moms and dads. In it they provided a letter which requests Rep. Tipton to take action to pass the Middle Class Tax Cut Act by signing the discharge petition that would allow a vote on this bill in the House.
The letter also said, "We simply can no longer afford to extend tax cuts for the people who need them the least. Extending cuts for the wealthy will cost nearly $1 trillion over the next decade. Additionally, these cuts will do little to stimulate the economy. According to the Congressional Budget Office, extending the Middle Class Tax Cuts would boost GDP by 1.3% next year, while extending tax cuts on income over $250,000 will only boost GDP by an additional 0.1%. "
DeAnne Stanberry, with MomsRising, said, "The couple-thousand dollars means going out to dinner more often and buying a little bit more for Christmas and maybe going to Glenwood Springs once in a while. So, those kinds of things are important to my family, and I think here in Mesa County, there are a lot of families who can identify with that."
No one was at Scott Tipton's Grand Junction office for the moms to speak with, however, they left the book for Tipton to read.
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