Senate democrats fight to postpone a key element of Obamacare

This would be funny were it not so pathetic.

16 Democrat Senators, all of whom voted for Obamacare, (and 2 Democrat Senators elect) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid last week asking that the Senate vote to postpone a key element of Obamacare’s funding…the 2.3% gross sales tax on medical device manufacturers. 

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.

But, it gets better.  Senator Al Franken (D.Mn.), one of the signers of the letter, said,

…I am concerned that we are running out of time before this job-killing tax goes into effect… [emphasis supplied]

Imagine, a Democrat calling a tax a “job killer”.


11 replies
  1. Plainvillian
    Plainvillian says:

    Will Republicans have the stones to make sure the tax stays so the Obamacrats own it and have to live with it and the consequences??

  2. Marilyn
    Marilyn says:

    I will be E-Mailing John Kerry today to ask, what the heck are you doing, Obama needs that tax to?pay for everyone’s health care and it will just be pased onto the consumer anyway.?

  3. SeeingRed
    SeeingRed says:

    The whole thing is job killing.? Wait until CIGNA, Aetna and United (with Hartford roots) are made into administrators.? Watch CT & the Pioneer Valley finish shriveling up.

  4. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Judge them by what they do, not what they say.?? Especially that clown Franken.
    All taxes are job killing, no matter what the proglodytes tell you.

  5. stinkfoot
    stinkfoot says:

    Might there be an exploitable split among the Treasodent’s minions?? I see zero chance of him budging on the tax- ESPECIALLY if its effects will add to the ranks of those dependent on government handouts.

  6. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    We tried to tell them about the hidden/blatant job killing taxes. they just wouldn’t listen. They are hypocritical sycophants, especially vicious Franken. Try reading a bill before you vote, morons.

  7. JBS
    JBS says:

    I wonder WHY these politicians want to buck Obama on this one taxing aspect of the ACA. Why should they even care. They are getting more money to spend.
    Could we be seeing an inevitable split in the Democrat ranks?
    What is in it for them?

    • PatRiot
      PatRiot says:

      Why buck Obama on this item???They are at least bright enough to know you shouldn’t eat your cash cow all at once.
      ?A split in ranks???Yes – they are starting to see the difference between being a Democrat and being a socialist.?
      And what’s in it for them???Nothing if Obama gets his way (read: Socialist dictator).? Because at least?as Democrats, they are free tell other people they can’t be free.??

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