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18 Democratic senators revolt against Harry Reid on Obamacare tax
The Daily Caller ^ | 12/13/2012 | Patrick Howley

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 Reid’s 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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KEYWORDS: democrats; harryreid; liberals; medicaldevices; medicaldevicetax; obama; obamacare; obamacaredems; obamacareproblems; obamacaretaxes; revolt; senate; taxes
Next time try actually reading the bill before you sign it numbnuts.
1 posted on 12/13/2012 7:34:27 AM PST by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister

Bullshit! They must be coming up for re-election and need to fool their sheep one more time.


2 posted on 12/13/2012 7:38:07 AM PST by sport
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To: sport

,,,, exactly . . .


3 posted on 12/13/2012 7:39:43 AM PST by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism & Communism are the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: Beave Meister
Somebody ping that idiot John Boner.

Pass this through The House today!

4 posted on 12/13/2012 7:40:11 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Te?xas Eagle)
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To: Beave Meister

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.


5 posted on 12/13/2012 7:41:42 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Beave Meister

The old “I voted for it before I voted against it” position.

Never works.


6 posted on 12/13/2012 7:44:01 AM PST by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: sport
EGGzackry!!

BOOJIT !!

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)

7 posted on 12/13/2012 7:46:41 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Beave Meister
Let-um flippin' own it.

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...

8 posted on 12/13/2012 7:51:09 AM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: Beave Meister

It’s just a charade.


9 posted on 12/13/2012 7:58:16 AM PST by CMailBag
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To: Beave Meister

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


10 posted on 12/13/2012 8:00:03 AM PST by plain talk
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To: sport
They must be coming up for re-election and need to fool their sheep one more time.

;^}

11 posted on 12/13/2012 8:02:02 AM PST by Jane Long (Philippians 2:11)
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To: Beave Meister

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.


12 posted on 12/13/2012 8:03:04 AM PST by MissMagnolia ("It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains" - Patrick Henry)
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To: Texas Eagle
The House already voted to appeal the Act; Reid ignored the repeal by the HOR.

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.

13 posted on 12/13/2012 8:09:16 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: plain talk
The mandate will never get repealed, so without that gone, the “recalibration” just props up the un-Constitutional (Spirit and law despite what Roberts along with Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayer, and Kagan pronounce) crapsandwhich.
14 posted on 12/13/2012 8:14:25 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: Beave Meister

Reelection produces the biggest lies.


15 posted on 12/13/2012 8:15:51 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: Beave Meister

These senators should be fired, as they obviously didn’t read the bill before voting on it.


16 posted on 12/13/2012 8:17:22 AM PST by aimhigh ( Guns do not kill people. Planned Parenthood kills people.)
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To: Beave Meister

Don’t buy it. They are playing games.


17 posted on 12/13/2012 8:33:41 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: sport

Yep


18 posted on 12/13/2012 8:44:36 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: sport

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.


19 posted on 12/13/2012 8:47:53 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Beave Meister

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.


20 posted on 12/13/2012 8:51:01 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

ONLY DIMs voted for nobamacare. They are responsible for the results.


21 posted on 12/13/2012 9:27:22 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Venturer

ONLY DIMs voted for nobamacare. They are responsible for the results.


22 posted on 12/13/2012 9:28:21 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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