Reported by David Waterman, WVOC in Columbia
U.S. Senator Jim DeMint has introduced legislation to fully repeal what he calls “the Democrats’ government health care takeover.”
DeMint, who contends Democrats will pay for their actions in the November elections, says the new health care reforms would force taxpayer funding of abortions, raise health costs, cut Medicare, raid Social Security, and put bureaucrats between patients and their doctors.
Appearing on SCRN affiliate WVOC, DeMint said,
“If you think you can tax the company you work for and it doesn’t cost you, you don’t understand how our system works. Businesses don’t pay taxes. Employees do and customers do, but businesses don’t. So, all of these new taxes are gonna cost us and we are being hit in all areas of our lives to pay for health care that we could have gotten a lot less expensively if we’d just let some market forces work.”
Democratic counterpart in the U.S. Senate, Dick Durbin, appearing with DeMint on MSNBC Wednesay, says this is the “largest middle class tax break” in history.