Scott James First to Sign Taxpayer Protection Pledge

JOHNSTOWN, Colo. – Scott James, Republican candidate for Colorado’s 8th Congressional District, demonstrated his unwavering commitment to fiscal responsibility by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. By pledging his resolute opposition to any proposals aimed at elevating marginal income tax rates for both individuals and businesses, and his steadfast stance against any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits without equal tax reductions, Scott James stands as a dedicated advocate for safeguarding the interests of taxpayers in his pursuit of public service. In response to James’ pledge, Grover Norquist, founder and President of Americans for Tax Reform said: 

“I strongly applaud Scott James for taking a principled stand and signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. He has exhibited a true dedication to fiscal responsibility and pro-growth tax policy by making this commitment. This Pledge is a powerful symbol of his unwavering support for hardworking taxpayers and their right to keep more of their hard-earned money. With James’s Pledge, we can trust that he will champion pro-growth policies, protect our economic freedom, and resist any attempts to burden Americans with even higher taxes.”

James’ pledge is a testament to his belief that by prioritizing fiscal responsibility, we can strengthen the foundation of our economy, provide a brighter future for all Americans, and foster an environment where prosperity and opportunity thrive. 

“As Mayor of Johnstown and Weld County Commissioner, I have a record of forcing the government to operate like Colorado families – within its means,” Scott James said in a statement. “From returning nearly $1 billion to taxpayers and ensuring Weld County remained debt free, I worked to make the lives of Coloradans better; and as the first candidate from Colorado’s 8th Congressional District to sign the Americans for Tax Reform pledge, I’ve stated my commitment to do the same in Washington.” 

James’ decision to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is rooted in a profound commitment to the best interests of Coloradans and an unwavering dedication to safeguarding the hard-earned dollars of taxpayers, ensuring that the burden of increased taxation falls not on the shoulders of individuals and businesses but rather on the pursuit of effective and efficient government spending.