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Democrats Finally Admitting Obamacare is Bad

Posted by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:37 PM
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Democrats Finally Admitting Obamacare is Bad

 

From the Washington Examiner:

Sixteen Democratic senators who voted for the Affordable Care Act are asking that one of its fundraising mechanisms, a 2.3 percent tax on medical devices scheduled to take effect January 1, be delayed. Echoing arguments made by Republicans against Obamacare, the Democratic senators say the levy will cost jobs - in a statement Monday, Sen. Al Franken called it a "job-killing tax" - and also impair American competitiveness in the medical device field.

The senators, who made the request in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, are Franken, Richard Durbin, Charles Schumer, Patty Murray, John Kerry, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, Joseph Lieberman, Ben Nelson, Robert Casey, Debbie Stabenow, Barbara Mikulski, Kay Hagan, Herb Kohl, Jeanne Shaheen, and Richard Blumenthal. All voted for Obamacare.

Two other Democrats, senators-elect Joe Donnelly and Elizabeth Warren, also signed the letter. Donnelly voted for Obamacare as a member of the House. Warren was not in Congress at the time.

"The medical technology industry directly employs over 400,000 people in the United States and is responsible for a total of two million skilled manufacturing jobs," the senators wrote in a December 4 letter to Reid. "We must do all we can to ensure that our country maintains its global leadership position in the medical technology industry and keeps good jobs here at home."


 

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grandmab125
by Platinum Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:51 PM

 It's called fear of losing contributions from your big time donors.  That's what they get for passing a bill that they didn't even read.

143myboys9496
by Gold Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:58 PM
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 Wow...did someone finally take a shit long enough to actually READ what they signed?

Dope slap! slapping forehead

Are we moving forward yet?

 

"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have."---Thomas Jefferson

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 11:02 PM
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ironic. I guess they took Nancy Pelosi's words to heart: "We need to pass the bill to see what is in it."

erika9009
by Silver Member on Feb. 14, 2013 at 2:11 PM
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Quoting SallyMJ:

ironic. I guess they took Nancy Pelosi's words to heart: "We need to pass the bill to see what is in it."


When she said that, I figured my 5 yr old was now smarter than her.

I think she and other Dems wanted to pass something to take some shot at the cost of health insurance.  However, as many politicians usually find, they have no clue on how to actually make costs go down.

It's odd that Democrats would pass something that has something to do with affordable and saving money.  I mean, really, they always strive for the exact opposite.

In the end, I think ObamaCare is what lost her the leader of The House of Rep position.

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SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Feb. 14, 2013 at 2:33 PM

You and your 5-year old gave me some belly laughs there!  Good job.  :)

Quoting erika9009:



Quoting SallyMJ:

ironic. I guess they took Nancy Pelosi's words to heart: "We need to pass the bill to see what is in it."


When she said that, I figured my 5 yr old was now smarter than her.

I think she and other Dems wanted to pass something to take some shot at the cost of health insurance.  However, as many politicians usually find, they have no clue on how to actually make costs go down.

It's odd that Democrats would pass something that has something to do with affordable and saving money.  I mean, really, they always strive for the exact opposite.

In the end, I think ObamaCare is what lost her the leader of The House of Rep position.



Pema_Jampa
by 2HotTacoTini on Feb. 14, 2013 at 2:55 PM

It isn't what most liberals wanted. Universal healthcare would be a better option. 

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