Unpopular Med Device tax can't get a vote

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    Imbedded in this article about local Med device firms and the new Obamacare tax they are paying is "the real reason" why congressional leaders will not even consider legislation to improve ACA.

    So the pain will continue for employees, employers, those with insurance forced to change plans, docs and pay much higher premiums and of course for those without insurance forced into a "box" with coverage they do not want or need. It is all about the politics of this horrible legislation.

    “The rub is there are a handful of senators in leadership who do not want to give a real up-or-down vote. They believe it's hostile to Obamacare, hostile to their overall agenda,”



    http://www.gainesville.com/article/20131020/ARTICLES/131019522?tc=cr
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    Florida is 2nd only to California for the manufacture of medical devices in the USA - much of it for export. Don't worry though - the loss of these jobs will be magically transformed into:
    2-part time jobs for each current fully employed worker; thereby
    Lowering the unemployment rate; and,
    Showing how our President's "laser like focus" on jobs is working; while,
    Allowing all these folks to get an Obamacare subsidy, as their real wages are reduced; finally,
    Proving how much Obama cares about the average person. All is well; yes, all is well.
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    At this point, our only hope on getting rid of Obamacare until 2016 election is for it to implode. This is his signature piece of legislation, has been given his name and the libbies will fight tooth and nail to keep the POS regardless of the pain to the rest of us. Two things can reduce the pain...1. Pubs need to win the Senate running against Obamacare. 2. Pubs need to gain more seats in the house.

    We can then peel off layers in trade for anything Obama wants to get done. Amnesty/Immigration is DOA in the House due to the way Obama strong armed the debt ceiling and govt closure. Demos will kill any long term budget deals that involve cutting the rate of growth of entitlements.

    So what the hell is Obama going to do in his second term. He will not be included in anything negotiated by the two parties. It will be "small ball" until 2016.
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    This.

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