Pace slams Tipton about Ryan budget

Candidate unveils online tool outlining why GOP proposal is bad for Colorado

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“The Tipton-Ryan Budget goes against Colorado priorities, and I intend to work, as I did in the state house, in a bipartisan fashion to really address the deficit concerns this country faces.”

— Sal Pace, Democrat for the Third Congressional District of Colorado, about why he opposes the Ryan Budget

Sal Pace, D-Pueblo, went on the offensive again Wednesday, slamming Congressman Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, for supporting “The Path to Prosperity.”

The Path to Prosperity is the Republican Party’s budget proposal for 2013.

It is more commonly known as the Ryan Budget, after Congressman Paul Ryan who serves as chairman of the House Budget Committee and played a major role in drafting the proposal.

Ryan also was recently announced as Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential running mate.

Though Pace disagrees with the Ryan Budget because of its proposed cuts to healthcare, education and the wind energy production tax credit, among others, he didn’t shy from the opportunity to criticize the incumbent in the Third Congressional District for supporting the proposal.

Tipton has twice voted in support of the Ryan Budget.

“Tipton’s multiple votes for the Ryan Budget show he’s lost sight of Colorado priorities in Washington, D.C.,” said Pace during a press call Wednesday. “We have to address the budget. But we have to do so in a fair, deliberate and responsible way.

“The Tipton-Ryan Budget goes against Colorado priorities, and I intend to work, as I did in the state house, in a bipartisan fashion to really address the deficit concerns this country faces.”

Pace also unveiled Wednesday his “Baker's Dozen: The Worst Things for Colorado About the Ryan Budget” and an interactive online map that localizes his criticisms of the Republican proposal to cities in CD3.

For example, visitors to www.paceforcolorado.com/issues/tipton-ryan-budget-bad-colorado can click on a car icon in Craig to see how the Ryan Budget would affect infrastructure funding.

“We are launching this tool because many people don’t know or realize what all is entailed in this extreme budget and what Tipton’s vote in support of it means for Western and Southern Colorado,” Pace said. “This interactive feature will show how Tipton’s votes are votes against the wind industry, votes against seniors, votes against veterans and votes against infrastructure, to name a few.”

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