Neal Barton's POV

They passed Obamacare, and now, they want exemptions


POSTED: Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 8:34pm

UPDATED: Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 4:54pm

Hey, welcome to the party. We had to pass it so we'd know what's in it.

All the stuff hidden in the healthcare bill is starting to go into effect and many Democrats are not railing against it.

Almost 20 Democratic senators who had no problem voting for this horrible law are now asking for an exemption.

This from Town Hall---

What a pity. If only someone had demonstrated the foresight to warn against the destructive consequences of Obamacare's medical device tax, they might have helped turn public sentiment sharply against the law prior to passage. Oh, that's right, conservatives did -- and the American people rose up in opposition. Now, the very actors who are most responsible for ignoring public demands and jamming through Obamacare are trying to "delay" or repeal a major element of their law, warning that it could stifle medical innovation and kill jobs. Welcome to the party, guys. You're about two years too late:

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and 16 other Senate Democrats want the medical device tax - included in the 2010 healthcare reform law that they supported - postponed. The 2.3 percent excise tax that device makers must pay on their gross sales goes into effect on Jan. 1. It's one of the new revenues used to offset the cost of the healthcare law.

Now these idiots are realizing what they did and they're worried it will cost billions of dollars and lose jobs in their district.

Wonder what other laws they voted for and they have no idea what it was.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

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If the Spanish can claim rightful possession of the Southwest by conquering the "Native Americans" who were here first, then the Anglos can claim rightful possession of the Southwest by conquering the Spanish, who were here when the Anglos came. "What's good for the Goose is good for the Gander!"

They'll just blame the GOP for the "unfair taxes on the poor", that the rich aren't paying "their fair share".

But of course! They had to pass it to see what was in it! How brilliant!

Now we will have a fiscal cliff AND Obamacare tax in same year (conveniently after the elections so the rubes would not notice till it was to late.)

Hope for Change...

Not one of these idiot politicians even had the foresight to read the healthcare law. I don't know who is worse, the politicians or the people who keep voting for them. You would think that someone up there would tell Pelosi to sit down and shut up. What colossal nonsense. You have to vote something into law in order to see what is in it. You wouldn't do that with a house, car or any other contract. Irresponsibility is an understatement.

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