Upland, CA – The Inland Empire Taxpayers Association (IETA)announced today it has endorsed Sean Flynn for Congress. The IETA is an organization founded with the primary goal of putting an end to attempts by various local government agencies to raise taxes and has successfully defeated ballot measures totaling more than $813 million of increased taxes and fees.
“Year after year the status-quo in Washington has failed taxpayers jeopardizing our economy and rewarding special interest influence,” said Chris Mann, Founder and Past-President of the IETA. “Sean Flynn is a different kind of candidate. He isn’t a lifelong politician, he’s an economist. Sean knows what it’s like to sign a paycheck and has seen firsthand how raising taxes hurts working families and small businesses. Now more than ever, taxpayers need an advocate in Congress like Sean Flynn who actually knows how the real world works.”
Since announcing his candidacy just a few months ago, Flynn has received the support of Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, Orange County Board of Supervisor Michelle Steel, Dr. Tirso del Junco, the former Chairman of the California Republican Party (CRP), former Chairman of the CRP and President of the California Republican AssemblyMike Schroeder and San Bernardino City Councilmember Henry Nickel. The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has also designated Sean as one of 11 “On the Radar” candidates, the first level of the committee’s Young Guns program, for the 2016 election cycle.
“Why should Washington play by a different set of rules than the rest of us,” asked Flynn, author of Economics for Dummies. “We all know what it’s like to have to live on a budget but year after year, Congress continues to spend more money than it takes in and live beyond its means. That’s both dangerous and irresponsible. Taxpayers have paid more than their fair share and we need to fight back against the insulting idea that the federal government should take more of our hard-earned money.”
Sean completed a B.A. in economics at USC before going on to complete a Ph.D. in economics at U.C. Berkeley. Recognizing that unemployment in San Bernardino is far above the national average, Sean became a founding board member of Employment Means Success, an Inland Empire non-profit that finds jobs for discouraged and disabled workers.