| Taking part in a national day of protest asking lawmakers to prioritize the "middle class over millionaires," small business owners, joined by veterans and others, called on Rep. Mike Coffman Saturday to end tax cuts for the top 2 percent of income earners.
Standing in front of Flava, an Aurora restaurant, the crowd of about 50 people held signs and called on Coffman tell his fellow Republicans to stop holding the middle class hostage to tax cuts for the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans.
Activists at the event, organized by Colorado Fair Share, Protect Your Care, and others, said tax cuts for the wealthy means fewer Pell Grants, fewer Head Start programs and more crowded classrooms.
"Representative Coffman should not hold out for tax cuts for the richest among us," said Aurora real estate agent Jeanne May, an Aurora real estate agent and member of Colorado Fair Share. " He needs vote for middle class tax cuts people like me not tax breaks for millionaires who don't need them."
Small business owners, veterans, and others ask Rep. Mike Coffman to end tax cuts to two percent of income earners.