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Progress Iowa calls on Congress to get back to work, and follow the same rules of recess every 7-year-old has to follow

This news story was published on December 14, 2012.
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Des Moines, Iowa – In response to Congress going on recess without resolving the fiscal cliff and ending the Bush Tax Cuts for the wealthiest two percent of Americans, Progress Iowa issued the following statement:

“Most of us can’t just head home from work early with an urgent assignment on our desk,” said Matt Sinovic, executive director of Progress Iowa. “But Tom Latham is wasting critical time that could cost Iowa families $2,000 each. By signing a discharge petition, Latham could bring a vote on a tax fairness bill to the floor before Christmas. But instead, he’s heading to recess. Latham needs to follow the same rules of recess every 7-year-old follows: if you don’t get your work done, you don’t get to go to recess.”

Progress Iowa is campaigning for tax fairness and an end to the Bush Tax Cuts for the wealthiest 2% in conjunction with AFSCME Iowa Council 61, Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO, Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans, Iowa Citizen Action Network, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, Working Families Win, SEIU Local 199, South Central Iowa Federation of Labor, and Citizens for a Healthy Iowa, and are continuing to work in partnership with the national coalition The Action.

Watch a 7-year-old explain the rules of recess:

For more information about the effort to end the Bush Tax Cuts for the wealthiest 2% in Iowa and across the country, visit and

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