Today the House will vote on a stop-gap funding bill keeping the government open until February 16. As mentioned yesterday, the CR contains a two year suspension of Obamacare’s medical device and “Cadillac” tax, and a one year suspension of Obamacare’s excise tax on health insurance plans.
Campaign for Liberty has co-signed the following letter in support of delaying the Obamacare taxes:
January 17, 2018
The Honorable Paul D. Ryan
Speaker, United States House of Representatives
H-232, The Capitol
Washington, D.C. 20515
The Honorable Mitch McConnell
Majority Leader, United States Senate
S-230, The Capitol
Washington, D.C. 20510
Dear Speaker Ryan & Leader McConnell:
We write in support of efforts to offer tax relief to American families through delay of Obamacare taxes.
Recent media reports suggest that Congress is considering passing one or two year relief of the health insurance tax, five years of relief from the medical device tax, and one additional year of relief from the Cadillac Tax, as part of a continuing resolution to fund the federal government.
If lawmakers fail to act, these taxes will lead to higher premiums and higher costs for middle class families, seniors, and small businesses.
Over the long-term, lawmakers must continue working to repeal all one trillion in Obamacare taxes as part of reforms that increase access to care, lower costs, and get the government out of health care.
In the meantime, lawmakers should ensure temporary relief from as many Obamacare taxes as possible.
President, Americans for Tax Reform
James L Martin
Founder/Chairman, 60 Plus Association
President, American Commitment
Lisa B. Nelson
CEO, ALEC Action
President, Association of Mature American Citizens
President, Campaign for Liberty
Andrew F. Quinlan
President, Center for Freedom and Prosperity
Senior Fellow, Center for Worker Freedom
President, Center for Individual Freedom
President, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste
Executive Director, Digital Liberty
President, Family Business Coalition
Vice President of Legislative Affairs, FreedomWorks
President, Frontiers of Freedom
Executive Vice President, National Taxpayer’s Union
Executive Director, Property Rights Alliance
President & CEO, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
President, Taxpayers Protection Alliance
Jenny Beth Martin
Chairman, Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund
Executive Director, Virginians for Quality Healthcare
Co-chair, Women for Trump
The bill also contains a five-year extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
The CR may not pass as some Democrats may force a government shutdown to make Congress pass legislation dealing with the “dreamers”- those who where brought to this country illegally as children. Republicans are demanding that any legislation dealing with the dreamers contains border security measures, which could include E-verify. Campaign for Liberty remains steadfastly opposed to any legislation imposing E-verify on the American people.