Saturday, June 9, 2012

Quote of the Day

“Among all the ill-conceived ideas in Obamacare, there is a special excise tax on U.S. manufacturers of medical devices. In the name of health care reform, everything from knee replacements to artificial hearts will cost more. The $30 billion raised from the tax is supposed to help fund Obamacare, the costs of which are already skyrocketing.

Republicans in the House of Representatives brought up for a vote yesterday legislation to repeal the tax. The repeal passed 270 to 146. Virtually every Republican voted for the repeal. They were joined by 37 Democrats, who broke with the White House on the issue.

Sadly, the repeal is likely to die in Harry Reid’s Senate, where most good ideas expire. Nonetheless, I hope the vote at least takes place. Every Senator should be forced to go on the record so that the voters understand the Democrats’ love of taxes and their war on American businesses.”

Gary Bauer
Campaign for Working Families