Congressman Adam Kinzinger released the following press release today after voting in the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal Obamacare:
"Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), voted in support of today’s House vote to repeal the government takeover of health care. Kinzinger, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, gave the following remarks on the House floor in opposition to the overall tax burden this health care law places on the economy:
"The other day the Supreme Court made one thing very clear -- the individual mandate is nothing more than a tax.
"The overall tax burden that this puts on our economy is staggering. The overall tax burden this puts on the middle class is staggering. And along with those unprecedented personal tax that this implements -- let me point out two other major ones:
· A $20 billion device tax - okay? You can pay for that, according to this bill.
· A $102 billion small business health insurance tax.
"This bill clearly places a huge tax burden on the American people as said by the Supreme Court.
"And by the way, yesterday the administration asked for a tax increase on the majority of small businesses. But don't worry because that's only for a year, because in a year taxes will increase on all levels of income if the tax cuts are allowed to expire.
"In 2010, the American people sent a message to Washington when they sent one of the largest, boldest freshmen classes they have ever sent to Washington, D.C. We were here with the mandate stop the taxes, repeal this health care law. And we'll do that."