Americans for Prosperity Calls for Delay in ObamaCare Tax Hike on Working Families

July 17, 2013

MANCHESTER – With votes scheduled today in the U.S. House of Representatives to delay the implementation of both the employer mandate as well as the tax on individuals who do not purchase health insurance compliant with the ObamaCare law, Americans for Prosperity – New Hampshire (AFP-NH) today called on Reps. Carol Shea-Porter and Ann Kuster to vote in favor of passing these two bills.  The Obama administration earlier announced that it would delay the mandate on employers with 50 or more workers for at least a year.

“President Obama campaigned on the promise that he would not raise taxes on the working families of America, and we’re calling on Reps. Shea-Porter and Kuster to help the President keep his word and hold off on implementing the ObamaCare tax on individuals, and to support the President’s decision to delay the tax on employers,” said Greg Moore, AFP-NH State Director.  “While our New Hampshire representatives have been full blown supporters of ObamaCare, we hope that they are now seeing what Senator Max Baucus, the author of the law, saw when he called the implementation of this disastrous bill a ‘train wreck.’  At the very least, they should support giving the same relief from ObamaCare taxes to the hard-working citizens of the Granite State that the President is giving to big businesses.  Our residents certainly deserve the same treatment.”

AFP-NH noted that a number of pieces of the ObamaCare law have already been eliminated or postponed, including the Class Act (long-term care insurance), the idea of having multiple insurers in federal exchanges, the national high risk pool, and now the employer mandate.

“ObamaCare is falling in pieces around us, and most New Hampshire citizens can see that with our own eyes,” added Moore.  “It’s time for Rep. Shea-Porter, who voted for the law, and Rep. Kuster, who has ardently defended this flawed strategy, to acknowledge that ObamaCare can’t possibly meet its timelines, goals and objectives.  Instead, it’s leaving a trail of failure and broken promises behind it.  We need representatives who are committed in going back to the drawing board and coming up with a health care reform effort that can work, not one that’s doomed to flop.”


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