Thursday, October 7, 2010

Perlmutter Refuses to Vote for Tax Relief despite More Job Loss

39,000 jobs lost in September

Aurora, CO – Incumbent Democrat Ed Perlmutter cast the deciding vote last week to adjourn Congress without extending tax relief to Colorado’s working families and small businesses despite more American job loss. Another 39,000 Americans lost their jobs in September while Nancy Pelosi’s Congress refused to act.

“Again, Ed showed his commitment to Nancy Pelosi by casting the deciding vote to block tax relief to Colorado taxpayers,” said Ryan Frazier, candidate for the 7th Congressional District. “Putting politics over the needs of our district is shameful.”

The vote to adjourn Congress until after the November election was 210 to 209.

A new study by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation, found that Congressional inaction on extending tax relief will hit low-income workers, and families, the hardest. When the tax cuts expire on January 1, 2011, every tax bracket will increase, the child tax credit will be slashed, and the 10% tax bracket – created to help low-income families avoid higher taxes – will vanish.

“Ed votes with Pelosi more than Barney Frank and Boulder liberal Jared Polis,” concluded Frazier. “His record is more in line with the voters of Massachusetts and San Francisco than our independent 7th district here in Colorado.”