Further Proof That Heinrich Knew The Healthcare Bill Would Kill Jobs In New Mexico
When liberal Congressman Martin Heinrich voted for Nancy Pelosi’s government-run healthcare bill, he knew it cut Medicare by over $500 billion, but now it’s been discovered that Heinrich also realized the medical device tax – that partially financed the legislation would thwart innovation and job growth in New Mexico.
Martin Heinrich penned a letter to then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her liberal lieutenants that the medical device tax in ObamaCare would kill jobs in New Mexico, yet remarkably he still followed Pelosi’s order and voted for the bill.
- REP. MARTIN HEINRICH: “I am concerned that the [medical device] tax included in the Senate legislation would impede innovation, limit access to life-saving medical technology, and lead to job losses in the medical device industry. I am particularly concerned about the impact this tax would have on a facility in my district that manufactures surgical equipment. The facility, which employs over 650 New Mexican, competes directly with two plants in Juarez, Mexico. The additional burden of an arbitrary excise tax would hamper its ability to compete and could threaten these well-paying jobs.” (Martin Heinrich, Letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 02/05/10)
Notably, a few weeks ago Heinrich was given the chance to repeal this job-killing tax, but once again he joined Nancy Pelosi and voted no.
“Albuquerque is the medical device hub of the Southwest and it speaks volumes that Martin Heinrich would support a government-run healthcare bill that he knew would kill jobs in New Mexico,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Jahan Wilcox. “New Mexicans deserve a Senator who will fight for them and repeal Heinrich’s job-killing healthcare law.”