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Perlmutter Highlights Importance of Balanced Approach to Budget

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Location: Wheat Ridge, CO

As one of the "Brave 38" bipartisan members of Congress, Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) supports a balanced Simpson-Bowles plan that cuts spending and reduces the national deficit.

This is in contrast with extreme Joe Coors' spending plan that would cost 4.1 million jobs, turn Medicare into a voucher system and privatize Social Security; cut funding for veterans by 19%, cut college aid for 10 million students. and slash clean energy investments, thus making America more dependent on foreign oil.

"Ed is walking the extra mile for the hardworking people in the 7th Congressional District and fighting for a responsible budget that encourages job growth here in our country instead of sending them overseas," said Perlmutter spokeswoman Leslie Oliver. "Joe Coors wants veterans, seniors and the middle class to be the first to pay for more tax cuts for big oil companies and millionaires and billionaires like himself."

Get the facts:
Ed Perlmutter
Called one of the "Brave 38" for supporting Simpson-Bowles balanced approach to our budget. (USA Today 4.3.2012)
Voted for $6.219 Trillion in deficit reduction.
Sponsored bipartisan legislation to help small businesses get loans to hire more people. [http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_20911930/guest-commentary-small-businesses-need-safer-loans]
Supports Extending the Wind Energy Production Tax Credit that is critical to supporting private sector jobs in Colorado and furthering our energy independence.
Vs. Joe Coors
Replace Medicare with a voucher system for medical care and privatize social security. (Republican Women's Event April 2012)
Cut funding for Veterans services by 19%. ("Geographic Distribution of VA Expenditures Report," Dept. of Veterans Affairs, 5/22/12)
Cut College Aid for 10 million students. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/27/pell-grants-paul-ryan-budget_n_1383178.html?ref=education)
Calls the Wind Energy Production Tax Credit - - 'anti-Repuplican'. (JeffCo Republican Breakfast, 3/05/12)


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