Standing against big government and for the people!
February 27, 2013
By Darla Dawald
WASHINGTON, February 26--At a Budget Committee hearing today, Ranking Member Sessions announced the results of a new Government Accountability Office report on the long-term deficit impact of the President's health law. The results are shocking: over the next 75 years, the law will add $6.2 trillion to the deficit in present value terms—not including the interest costs associated with the additional borrowing. This proves that President Obama's claim that he would "not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits—either now or in the future" were false.
Over the past few months I've seen numerous headlines that suggest that Democrats are bit less enchanted with the law that 'you have to pass to know what's in it.' I don't believe that the majority of Congress actually know what's in it to this day or how devastating this legislation will be once it's fully implemented.
We've been hearing story after story of businesses that are reducing full time employees to part time to avoid providing their employees with insurance. Most have stated they would rather pay the fine mandated by ObamaCare. The layoffs and reduction of hours are just the proverbial icing on the cake of what fallout will actually entail.
Earlier this month the Hill Reported:
A bipartisan group of 180 House members — consisting of about 40 percent of the House — has reintroduced a bill to end the 2.3 percent tax on medical devices that was imposed under President Obama's healthcare law.
That tax took effect at the start of 2013, and is expected to raise a few billion dollars a year in tax receipts for the government, and $30 billion over 10 years. But opponents of the tax say it will hinder innovation and job creation in the medical device industry.
"Placing a new tax on the backs of U.S. medical innovators and entrepreneurs who employ more than 400,000 Americans is not a prescription for economic growth or job creation," said Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.), who sponsored the bill. "In fact, companies have already laid off thousands of employees as a result of this onerous new tax, and more jobs will be lost now that this tax is in effect.
"It's not only costing our country jobs and deterring innovation, but more importantly, it will reduce patient access to cutting edge medical products and treatments that save lives."
Paulsen introduced a similar bill in the last Congress. The latest version would repeal the tax without offsetting spending cuts.
Back in December as reported by the Daily Caller, 18 Democrats took on Harry Reid:
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 has proved to be problematic for Democratic senators from states with large numbers of medical device companies. Indiana Senator-elect Joe Donnelly and Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow signed the letter alongside the next Massachusetts Senate delegation, Elizabeth Warren and John Kerry, whose state is home to more than 400 medical device companies.
Democrats sent their letter to Reid less than three weeks after dozens of medical device industry executives “swarmed” Capitol Hill in a lobbying push that resulted in more than 60 different meetings with legislators. The trade groups Advanced Medical Technology Association, Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance, and Medical Device Manufacturers Association led the lobbying effort to delay the provision.
The medical device industry has a powerful lobby in Washington. In the third quarter of 2011, when medical device manufacturers began their big-money push to stop the medical device tax, the industry spent more than $32 million lobbying Congress. Prominent political donor General Electric spent $5.7 million that quarter to lead all medical device lobbyists.
were never going to be able to vote them out,,but they lied and thats should be a criminal offense,,they swore to protect America and the Constitution. We need a group of our best Conservative lawyers well versed in Constitutional law,to take all these liberals to court. This is beyong the lay person to get a grip on
I keep asking the same thing! WHO can take this on? With all of the hundreds of conservative orgs like PAN, Grassroots, Liberty Alliance, et al that they can't somehow band together and take this on?
One citizen can't, but a ton of orgs backed by millions of people could. So are they just hot air too? As informed as we are yet we do nothing! Very frustrating!
OMG! I believe there are legions of us who DO want to fight this administration, but as you stated, there's no coordination, no strategy to pull us together as one cohesive group. I'm in my 60's and would love to take on the MESS that's plaguing our nation, but how do we go about it?
Ohhh GEEE... they are "JUST NOW" realizing what they did??? Nanny pukelosi all over again....
We warned them.
And tea party was astroturf for telling the TRUTH about it.
Many of us tried to tell the real costs of Obamacare before it was crammed through congress, but many would not listen. They instead listened to Obama's lies and think they will get free healthcare. Ha! Nothing could be farther than the truth! This was about power over healthcare. People will have trouble getting care, it will cost more, and people will die waiting for care.
Italy is in just as bad shape as Greece. Italy's decline can be directly traced to 1978, when they adopted national health care.. I truly believe it is Obama's desire to turn the US into Italy, economically. He's on the right track, IF he isn't stopped in his tracks.
One thing wrong with the theory that some dumbocraps are catching on to oblowhole - They really don't care as they are exempt from every law they pass...They are exempt from oblowholecare, Feinstein wants them exempt from gun control, they are exempt from social security, and the list goes on. That is why oblowhole is not impeached or deported. Congress and Senate just DON'T CARE! It doesn't effect them in the least.
...And SHAME on ANY seniors who voted for Obama! Now, you'll get what's coming to you in the way of reduced benefits and less access to good medical care! SHAME ON YOU!