In yet another sign that he plans to double down on his support for President Barack Obama’s costly Washington agenda, liberal U.S. Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) voted today to spend billions of taxpayer dollars to implement ObamaCare, keeping in place its massive tax hikes and Medicare cuts, as well as its unpopular individual mandate.
After the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill today to prevent the massive government spending needed to implement the Democrats’ costly, unpopular health care overhaul, Kohl joined with his fellow Senate Democrats to kill the measure – ensuring that Wisconsinites will be forced to deal with ObamaCare’s $570 billion in tax hikes, $500 billion in Medicare cuts in order to expand government, and onerous individual mandate.
Notably, Kohl’s fellow Wisconsin U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) voted in support of the measure, providing Wisconsinites with a clear contrast.
“As with every other vote he casts in Washington, Senator Kohl’s decision to spend billions of dollars to fund ObamaCare leaves no doubt that he continues to support President Obama’s agenda over the best interests of Wisconsin,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Chris Bond. “While Kohl doubles down on his liberal Washington record, Wisconsinites have yet another reason to replace him with a commonsense Republican next year.”
As a reminder, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently estimated that ObamaCare will increase federal deficits by $260 billion through 2019.