12.20.09

Scrooged: Democrats Deliver Lump of Coal with Bill to Raise Health Care Costs, Hike Taxes, Cut Medicare

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) issued the following statement on the vote scheduled to occur at 1 a.m. Monday to cut off debate and move toward final passage of the Reid health care bill:

“As families across the country look forward to the Christmas holiday, Senate Democrats are planning to deliver an early lump of coal in every American’s stocking. Instead of giving the American people what they asked for – a bill that would reduce health care costs – Senate Democrats are trying to pass a bill that would drive up costs, hike taxes by the New Year, slash Medicare benefits to create a new entitlement program, and explode the deficit.

“The Majority Leader knows how deeply unpopular this bill is, and that’s why he is trying to jam it through in the dark of night when he thinks most Americans won’t be paying attention. I want to assure my Democratic colleagues that the American people are paying attention and they will remember this vote for a long time. They know what this bill would mean for them, and they are begging us to vote no.”

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