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Offline Rapunzel

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« on: September 28, 2013, 09:56:10 PM »

Offline Cincinnatus

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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2013, 11:01:53 PM »
The medical device tax is wildly unpopular with medical device manufacturing firms, many of whom are considering moving their operations overseas in order to save on costs. Eliminating this tax allows the GOP to maintain their reputation for favoring lower taxes while also protecting jobs and protecting consumers from higher prices on these devices.

Even beyond that, Rapunzel, as I pointed out on this thread Shutdown looms as House GOP seeks one-year ObamaCare delay, http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,114711.msg461826.html#msg461826 , 16 Democrats, including such luminaries as Durbin, Franken, and Mikulski, have signed a public letter to Reid requesting that tax be delayed or removed (it hurts their constituents).
Now they get to vote on it, either with Obama, or, hello 2014.
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2013, 12:59:37 AM »
Cruz spent a LOT of time conferring with Republicans in congress yesterday.   This passed so overwhelmingly in the congress tonight 384-37 - that one has to think the vote in the senate is going to pass it because they KNOW Obama will veto it... but if he does veto it then basically it will be Obama shutting down the government.  :2popcorn: :2popcorn: :2popcorn:


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