Skip to comments.18 Democratic senators revolt against Harry Reid on Obamacare tax
Posted on 12/13/2012 7:34:25 AM PST by Beave Meister
Eighteen Democratic U.S. Senators and senators-elect sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid last week calling for a delay in the implementation of the medical device tax in Obamacare, the Wall Street Journal reports.
The provision was an integral part of the version of the Obamacare law, which was passed in the Senate under Reids stewardship in 2009. It is set to take effect on January 1, 2013.
An effort to repeal the provision failed in Congress in June. At the time, Reid characterized the proposed repeal as a Republican attack on Obamacare.
The medical technology industry directly employs over 400,000 people in the United States and is responsible for a total of two million high-skilled manufacturing jobs.
With this year quickly drawing to a close, the medical device industry has received little guidance about how to comply with the tax causing significant uncertainty and confusion for businesses, according to the letter. We urge you to support delaying enactment of this provision in a fiscally responsible manner.
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Bullshit! They must be coming up for re-election and need to fool their sheep one more time.
,,,, exactly . . .
Pass this through The House today!
I would advise the House to not make ANY moves to “fix” Obamacare. Adopt a “you broke it, you bought it” strategy.
Of course many Pubbies are from states with big med device industries so likely this will not happen.
The old “I voted for it before I voted against it” position.
It's all propaganda to keep us quiet and complacent until the swearing in.
THAT must be our target date.
zero can still be challenged and removed (fat chance .. but a chance none-the-less)
Our Speaker of the House needs to bring to the floor with what Obama wants with a "present" vote and adjourn and let the Senate live with it, keep all of Obamacare intact so they can live with it in its full regalia...
It’s just a charade.
Not delay. Delete and destroy. The House should pass bills repealing pieces of obamaCare one at a time and point out how each one hurts the economy
Don’t let the Dems cherry pick - if they don’t like some of it then repeal it ALL or they should have to live with it ALL. They’ve been touting Obamacare as such a signature achievement, they can live with the ‘consequences’ as people find out what is in the bill - something these ‘lawmakers’ should have done before voting for the d@mn thing.
I guess they can vote to repeal the Act next year, but ALL of the Act, not just part of the abomination. Let these 18 dem Senators just stew in their own juices.
Reelection produces the biggest lies.
These senators should be fired, as they obviously didn’t read the bill before voting on it.
Don’t buy it. They are playing games.
I think you have hit on the answer.
If the thing is so bad they have to delay it, it is bad enough to be dome away with.
Why wasn’t this part of the bill used by Romney before the election.
It is the Democrats war against the handicapped and the ill.
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