Today, Hickenlooper for Colorado released a new digital ad titled “Bookstacks” exposing Senator Cory Gardner for continuing $43 billion in tax breaks to oil and gas companies while letting emergency $600 federal unemployment insurance run out because he thought it was too much. In the ad, the narrator uses books to show that if one page were equivalent to the weekly $600 in unemployment insurance, then Washington’s tax breaks for oil and gas would amount to over 350,000 books.
Over 700,000 Coloradans have filed for unemployment since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Congress made sure unemployed people got an extra $600 a week in benefits.
Republicans like Senator Cory Gardner think that’s too much.
But at the same time, they’ve continued $43 billion in tax breaks for oil and gas companies.
If I wanted to make this point to scale, I would need over 350,000 books.
So Gardner wants to give oil and gas companies this, but he doesn’t want to give our unemployed friends and neighbors this.
It’s ridiculous. Vote for John Hickenlooper.