Reaffirms Her Support For ObamaCare’s Massive Tax Increase & Medicare Cuts
WASHINGTON — Two years ago liberal U.S. Congresswoman Shelley Berkley – at the urging of Nancy Pelosi – voted for President Obama’s healthcare bill which the Supreme Court recently confirmed was a massive tax increase on the American people. Today, the embattled Congresswoman reaffirmed her support of this job-killing law by voting against its repeal.
According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), ObamaCare will cut $500 billion from Medicare, raise taxes by over $500 billion and force every American to purchase health insurance.
Notably, the Wall Street Journal has written that ObamaCare is the largest tax increase in history on the middle class.
- “It is now undeniable that Mr. Obama has imposed the largest tax increase in history on the middle class. Individuals who don’t buy insurance will have to pay several hundred dollars, depending on income. The Congressional Budget Office says that 76% of those who pay the mandate tax will make less than 500% of the federal poverty level, estimated to be $24,000 for a family of four in 2016. That means 76% of the payers will earn less than $120,000 a year.” (Editorial, “It’s Up To The Voters Now,” The Wall Street Journal, 6/28/12)
“Not only did Shelley Berkley vote for ObamaCare, but today she reaffirmed her support for what is the largest tax increase ever on the middle class,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Jahan Wilcox. “This election will be a clear contrast between Congresswoman Berkley and her support for President Obama’s big government agenda and Senator Heller who will continue to support pro-growth, pro-jobs initiatives that will get Nevada working again.”
Berkley Voted For The Health Care Reform Law. (H.R. 3590, CQ Vote #165: Motion agreed to, thus clearing the bill for the president, by a vote of 219-212: R 0-178; D 219-34, 3/21/10, Berkley Voted Yea)
Berkley Proudly Voted Against A Full Repeal ObamaCare (H.R. 6079, CQ Vote 460: Passed 224-185, Berkley Voted Nay)