The 2.3 percent medical devices tax is scheduled to take effect January 1st, and now 16 Democratic Senators who voted for the Affordable Care Act are asking that the tax be delayed, as it is “job-killing” according to Senator Al Franken; and they say it will hurt American competitiveness.
You don’t say?
Their letter to Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid reads in part:
“…we write to request a delay in implementation of the medical device excise tax. [W]e 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. [W]e urge you to support delaying enactment of this provision in a fiscally responsible manner.”
The Heritage Foundation published “The Case Against Obamacare,” a policy series for the 112th Congress. In it, they outline the many threats Obamacare poses to our society, and our economy, including:
- The mandate to purchase insurance, which violates our liberty
- The myriad taxes coming our way, which will hurt consumers and our economy
- The burdens on businesses, which will destroy jobs
- The insurance benefit mandates, which will raise our premiums and reduce patient choice
- The Medicare cuts, which will damage seniors’ coverage options and jeopardize access
- The government’s role in healthcare and ethics, which will weaken the protection of life and give sacred decision-making authority to the state
Sixty percent of Americans disagree with the healthcare takeover, and that is a large enough percentage to join our voices together and fight for repeal. It doesn’t matter that Obama was re-elected, or that the Supreme Court ruled on loophole language that all Americans could be forced to buy insurance (although they have allowed Liberty University’s lawsuit to go forward, questioning whether the law blocks religious freedom); it doesn’t matter because there are still ways to hinder the government takeover and stop Obamacare from taking full effect.
Obamacare needs state-run health insurance exchanges—huge govenrment bureaucracies—in order to operate. But, Obama’s bill can’t mandate that states create exchanges. So, states can fight back by refusing to set these up and thus, crippling the legislation. And some already have, such as Louisiana, Texas, Ohio, Wisconsin, Florida and Oklahoma.
A majority of Americans don’t want this atrocity to stand, so we have to do everything we can to block it. Sitting back and admitting defeat is the worst thing we can do, because once all the tentacles of Obamacare are locked into place, it will be impossible to get rid of it. Right now, there are still ways to stop it.
“If Obamacare is allowed to survive, then our Constitution has no meaning and our Republic is finished. It will engender a takeover of 1/6 of our economy, create permanent dependency, induce unsustainable inflationary pressure on the cost of healthcare and health insurance, and saddle the next generation with crippling debt.”
If any politician is interested in salvaging their integrity and truly looking out for the middle class in America, they will do whatever it takes to defund Obamacare policies, disrupt implementation (especially at the state level) and work on repealing it. They have to know we are still upset over this nightmare and we will not stop until it is gone.
Obamacare means a loss of freedom for all Americans and comes with a fiscal price tag well over the $1.15 trillion alone it will add to federal spending. It is almost criminal to ignore the many consequences of this disaster. Contact Congress today and help Conservative Daily continue the fight against Obamacare.
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