Among the many issues put on the backburner while Congress takes a vacation are the middle class tax cuts extension impacting every working family. U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton and his D.C. colleagues voted to take an August recess, leaving the extension undone. Earlier this year, Tipton voted against extending the payroll tax cuts for all working Americans.
Rep. Sal Pace (D-Pueblo), who is running against current U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton, said if he is elected to Congress, he will adamantly oppose taking vacations while important work is left undone.
"I think this is another example of my opponent having "gone Washington,'" Pace said. "While I understand that everything on the calendar cannot get done before a recess, I guarantee I would adamantly oppose a month-long vacation when an issue as important as a tax break for working families is left up in the air.
"After Tipton's vote to eliminate the payroll tax breaks earlier this year, it looks like this might be a pattern."