Reaffirms His Support For ObamaCare’s Massive Tax Increase & Medicare Cuts
Two years ago liberal U.S. Congressman Joe Donnelly– at the urging of Nancy Pelosi – provided a key vote for President Obama’s health care bill which the Supreme Court recently confirmed was a massive tax increase on the American people. Today, Donnelly reaffirmed his 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 Joe Donnelly vote for ObamaCare, but today he reaffirmed his support for what is the largest tax increase ever on the middle class,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Lance Trover. “This election will be a clear contrast between Congressman Donnelly and his support for President Obama’s big government agenda and Richard Mourdock who will continue working to repeal ObamaCare and cut wasteful government spending.”
Donnelly Proudly Voted For ObamaCare
Donnelly Voted For The Final Version Of The Obama-Pelosi-Reid Health Care Bill That President Obama Later Signed Into Law. (H.R. 3590, CQ Vote #165: Motion Agreed To 219-212: R 0-178; D 219-34, 3/21/10, Donnelly Voted Yea)
- Donnelly Voted For The Reconciliation Package. (H.R. 4872, CQ Vote #167: Passed 220-211: R 0-178; D 220-33, 3/21/10, Donnelly Voted Yea)
Donnelly Proudly Voted Against A Full Repeal ObamaCare (HR 6079, Vote #460: Passed by a vote of 244-185: R 239-0; D 5-185, 7/11/12, Donnelly Voted Nay)