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NRCC Asks House Dems to Choose: Sign the Petition Or Pave the Way for the Job-Killing Medical Device Tax
NRCC | December 13, 2012

FYI, a similar version of this release below went out to the following districts: Bruce Braley (IA-01), David Cicilline (RI-01), Jim Himes (CT-04), Ruben Hinojosa (TX-15), Steve Israel (NY-03), Nita Lowey (NY-17), Mike Michaud (ME-02), Nick Rahall (WV-03), Kurt Schrader (OR-05), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), John Tierney (MA-06)


NRCC Asks Rahall to Choose: Sign the Petition Or Pave the Way for the Job-Killing Medical Device Tax

Even Senate Democrats are Wavering on Outsourcing, Cost Increasing ObamaCare Tax that Rahall Supports


WASHINGTON –ObamaCare’s medical device tax will soon take effect and Democrats are in disarray over its crushing effects that will suppress innovation, outsource jobs and enforce reckless spending practices. Now, the National Republican Congressional Committee has announced the opportunity for congressional Democrats to sign the petition, www.nrcc.org/medical, to stop their limitless spending habits – will Nick Rahall sign it?

“Nick Rahall has consistently protected his party’s ability to spend wildly at the cost of the American people and economy,” said NRCC Communications Director Paul Lindsay. “But will the loss of American jobs and higher costs thanks to ObamaCare’s medical device tax be enough to get Rahall to sign our petition?”

Nick Rahall supports his party’s medical device tax that’s part of ObamaCare. (Roll Call #361, 6/7/2012)

In a panic, 18 Senate Democrats signed a petition to stop the implementation of ObamaCare’s medical device tax. (Joseph Walker, “Senate Democrats Seek Delay in Medical-Device Tax,” Wall Street Journal, 12/10/2012)

The tax has and will continue to ship American jobs overseas to places like China and India:

“An industry report claims that 43,000 U.S. jobs will be lost because of the [medical devices] tax, many of them to foreign countries such as India and China, where labor, taxes and raw materials are cheaper. That’s more than 10 percent of the nation’s 422,000 medical-device workers.” (Tony Pugh, “Medical Device Makers Push Congress to Repeal Excise Tax,” McClatchy News, 9/22/2011)


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