Debbie Stabenow’s Healthcare Law Is Killing Jobs In Michigan
When liberal U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow cast the 60th and deciding vote for President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, it didn’t just cut $550 billion from Medicare but also included a slew of job-killing taxes that are crushing small businesses across the Great Lakes State.
In Kalamazoo, the Stryker Orthopedic Company was forced to reduce its workforce by 5% and notably, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has stated the healthcare law will kill 800,000 jobs nationwide.
- QUESTION: “In your estimation, the health care law would reduce employment by 800,000…”
- DOUGLAS ELMENDORF, CBO Director: “Yes… there would be a reduction of 800,000 workers.” (U.S. House Of Representatives, Budget Committee, Hearing, 2/10/11)
- QUESTION: “The last question is, it’s been argued and was argued here yesterday with the chairman, that the new health care law will create jobs and increase labor force participation. But if I recall from your analysis, it was quite the opposite. Is that not the case?”
- DOUGLAS ELMENDORF, CBO Director: “Yes.” (U.S. House Of Representatives, Budget Committee, Hearing, 2/10/11)
“Debbie Stabenow’s decision to provide the deciding vote for Barack Obama’s healthcare bill will destroy 800,000 jobs nationwide and it’s crushing small businesses across the Great Lakes State,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Lance Trover. “With nearly 417,000 unemployed in the state, it’s clear Michigan cannot afford Barack Obama and Debbie Stabenow’s job-killing healthcare law.”
From Kalamazoo to Holland to Detroit, Debbie Stabenow’s Healthcare Law Is Literally Killing Jobs Across Michigan
Kalamazoo’s Stryker Orthopedic Company Will Soon Reduce Its Workforce By 5 Percent By 2012 To Pay For Stabenow’s Medical Device Tax. “Stryker Corp.’s plans to cut its worldwide workforce by 5 percent by the end of 2012 and take other restructuring steps in order to cut its operational costs could mean a loss of about 1,002 of its worldwide workforce, and a loss of about 112 workers in the Kalamazoo area, if the cuts are made across-the-board. … The company said the restructuring and cost-cutting are needed to prepare for a new Medical Device Excise Tax scheduled to begin in 2013. Industry officials have said the excise tax will significantly add to the cost of medical products made in the United States.” (Al Jones, Stryker Corp.’s plan to cut its workforce may mean 112 jobs lost in the Kalamazoo area, Kalamazoo Gazette, 11/11/11)