Colorado Springs Gazette Editorial Board
September 13, 2018
“Jared Polis wants to soak the middle class with taxes more than any other Washington politician.”
“While wage earners cannot escape taxes, the same is not true of Rep. Polis.
“Polis doubled his net worth during the past 10 years in Congress. The Center for Responsive Politics estimates his net worth close to $400 million.
“When Polis first ran for Congress in 2008, the Boulder Daily Camera reported he had paid no taxes for five years.
“Reporters asked the congressman Tuesday whether he had paid taxes every year of his congressional career.
“‘Polis deflected,’ writes Colorado Politics reporter Ernest Luning.”
“For workers and professionals living paycheck-to-paycheck, the tax cuts mean fewer days waiting to restock cupboards with food. They mean less time stretching a tank of gas or a threadbare set of tires. They mean a possible movie night with the kids. Polis has not lived like that.”
“Unlike Polis, Republican gubernatorial nominee Walker Stapleton defends middle-class incomes. As Colorado treasurer, Stapleton led the defeat of a billion-dollar tax increase known as Amendment 66. He led a campaign to trounce a single-payer health care proposal, saving wage earners from a 10 percent state income tax.”
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