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Democrat Controlled Senate Votes to Repeal ObamaCare Medical Device Tax

Peddler44 Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 11:15 AM
I don't agree with the 2.3% tax but lets face reality here. If a physician or hospital is going to spend $10,000 on a piece of medical equipment, why should an additional $230 make a difference? Quick answer - it won't. Unless a company is losing money already, the 2.3% tax added to the sales cost of the equipment will not stop investment by doctors or hospitals. When you stop to think about it for a moment, how many medical equipment manufacturer's are going to go out of business over a 2.3% sales tax? Think for a moment about the profit a doctor or hospital makes off of a new piece of equipment and do you think for one moment they will not invest because of few hundred dollars? Another Democrat dog and pony show.
jmg11 Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 2:08 PM
How long were you in business?

Yeah, that's what I thought.
D272 Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 11:30 AM
Let's just uniformly raise everyone's taxes by another $230.00. "When you stop to think about it for a moment, how many [people] are going to [change their spending habits] over a 2.3% [tax increase]?" Let's start by taxing everyone that doesn't pay any net tax at all and work our way up the progressive scale until we reach those that already pay 2.3% of their annual income. Wow. All of a sudden everyone has some skin in the game. Better yet, let's make it 10%. You Democrats aren't doing your share of the work.
spartacus3344 Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 11:21 AM
So when does it stop? If no one speaks openly about 2.3%, then what's to say next time it won't go to 5%? !0%?
Bob F. RVN70-71 Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 11:19 AM
Peddler:
Using your logic, why doesn't the government just slap an extra 10% tax on everything and balance the budget that way?

Apparently, the Senate thinks the medical device tax in ObamaCare is a pretty bad idea and voted to repeal it last night.

The Senate overwhelmingly passed a largely symbolic resolution calling for repeal of a 2.3 percent tax on medical device companies on Thursday, as more than 30 Democrats joined Republicans in approving it.

The tax helps to fund President Barack Obama's 2010 healthcare law. It applies to a range of medical products - from bedpans to expensive heart devices - many manufactured in the home states of the senators backing the repeal.

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