Friday, March 26, 2010

Camp Statement on House Passage of Another “Fix” to Democrat Health Care Bill

Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following statement last night upon House passage of a second health care reconciliation bill:

“The Democrats health care bill is so flawed that it hasn’t been law for three days and yet this is the third time we have voted to ‘fix’ it. These minor tweaks do nothing to change the fact that this bill spends over $1 trillion, cuts Medicare by over one-half trillion dollars and raises taxes by over one-half trillion dollars.

“The Democrats’ health care bill is the largest expansion of the federal government and the largest tax increase in our nation’s history. It is a bill our families and our economy cannot afford. In fact, before the ink was even dry on this legislation, two mid-west manufacturers – John Deere and Caterpillar – announced that the Democrats’ health care was already costing them $150 million and $100 million, respectively. Those costs to employers and families are only going to grow in the coming days, weeks and years unless we repeal this bill and replace it with reforms that will lower costs.”

Background: Camp authored the House Republican health care bill, the only bill the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office scored as reducing health care premiums across the board and reducing the deficit. Camp’s bill contained no tax increases or Medicare cuts.
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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Hoyer thinks raising taxes is "realistic" option

Hoyer: Raising taxes a realistic option for cutting $12 trillion debt
Tax increases may be necessary to rein in $12 trillion in federal debt, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Monday.
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Doesn't it make you just want to bang your head against a wall???? We're out of jobs, our dollar is worth less, people are working harder and making less, the so-called rich are hiding their money and moving to places where they can shelter their funds and Hoyer thinks raising taxes is a realistic option.

There's no blood in this turnip.

History has proven that the more you take from people, the less incentive they have to do more than the minimum to survive. They quit.

Of course, I guess for Washington elite, those who will be making the rules and living high off our dollars, what happens to the masses isn't important. Let us eat bread hmmmm????