Nancy Pelosi Skeletor told us how cool the ObamaCare legislation was, and that we’d all be awesomely surprised after it was passed, because in order to find out what’s in this comprehensive health care reform, we’d have to pass it first? Or something?
Well, now the idiots who voted for it, and found out what’s in it, realized that what they voted for is shit, and they now want the shit delayed.
Sixteen Democratic senators who voted for the Affordable Care Act are asking that one of its fundraising mechanisms, a 2.3 percent tax on medical devices scheduled to take effect January 1, be delayed. Echoing arguments made by Republicans against Obamacare, the Democratic senators say the levy will cost jobs — in a statement Monday, Sen. Al Franken called it a “job-killing tax” — and also impair American competitiveness in the medical device field.
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.
See, this is how it works.
Massive, expensive, socialist legislation passes.
No one knows what’s really in it, because the Congresshits are too stupid or lazy (or both) to actually read it. They only know that their constituents want free shit, and they’re there to give it to them.
But the Congresshits don’t really consider who will fund said massive, expensive, socialist legislation, so when they realize that said legislation includes a tax on something as critical as… say… medical devices, that will likely drive up the cost of buying a wheelchair or developing a new, life-saving technology, and will probably affect tons of… you know… jobs…
…they all of a sudden get nervous! After all, they voted for this tax, but they didn’t know it was in there, because they hadn’t voted for it yet… um… yeah.