After Voting For Obamacare’s Medical Device Tax, Dems Ask To Delay It


Democrats wrote Obamacare. They filled it with all sorts of dreadful provisions. Now that people have had time to read it and find out what’s in it, they’re trying to walk some of it back, like the medical device tax. A group of Democrat senators have signed a letter to Harry Reid asking to delay the tax. New York’s two senators (Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand) are on the list of signers, because the tax will effect jobs in their state. Why didn’t they think of that before?

In a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid, 18 Democrat senators and senators-elect have asked for “a delay in the implementation” of the Obamacare medical device tax.  Like most of the significant tax increases in Obamacare, the medical device tax is scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1, 2013, conveniently after the 2012 presidential election.

Each of the 18 Democrat signatories voted for or supported Obamacare in the first place.  And now they want a sweetheart exemption from one of its most onerous provisions. (Read More)

If you’re wondering why they sent the letter to Reid and not to the Obama administration, it looks like they want the delay to be part of whatever fiscal cliff deal is worked out. Heh, good luck with that.

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