Reaffirms Support For The Gov’t-Run Healthcare Law That Increases Taxes & Cuts Medicare
Two years ago liberal U.S. Congressman Martin Heinrich – at the urging of Nancy Pelosi – voted for the health care bill which the Supreme Court recently confirmed was a massive tax increase on the American people. Today the Congressman 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 liberal Martin Heinrich 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 Jahan Wilcox. “This election will be a clear contrast between Congressman Heinrich and his support for a bigger government and Heather Wilson who will continue to support pro-growth, pro-jobs initiatives that will get New Mexico working again.”
Heinrich 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, Heinrich Voted Yea)
Heinrich Proudly Voted Against A Full Repeal ObamaCare (H.R. 6079, CQ Vote 460: Passed 224-185, Heinrich Voted Nay)