Jun 12, 2012

ICYMI: McCarthy on Fox News Talks House Repeal of ObamaCare & House Republican Efforts to Stop the Tax Hike

Washington, D.C. – Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-22) appeared on Fox News’ “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” last night to discuss yesterday’s vote in the House to repeal ObamaCare as well as House Republican efforts later this month to stop the President’s massive tax hike:

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On Whether Or Not Leader Reid Will Bring Up ObamaCare Repeal For A Vote In The Senate:

“I would love for it to happen. But do you know what happened today in the Senate that is also interesting? After the President proposed his tax increases, Senator McConnell said ‘let’s bring them up for a vote.’ But Leader Reid won’t even bring the Presidents tax plan to a vote. Nothing happens in the Senate.”

On The Chances The President’s Massive Tax Hike Will Pass Congress:

“I will tell you, Democrats won’t pass the President’s tax plan, and it won’t solve our problems and will drive the economy further down. The President himself said two years ago that you don’t raise taxes in a down economy and President Clinton agrees. … The revenue raised from this plan could run the government for eight days. That’s it. Everything the President moves between now and the end of the year is politics.”

On The President’s Broken Promises On ObamaCare:

“House Republicans have numerous health care solutions but we are not going to make the same mistake ObamaCare made. Let’s listen to the American people. Let’s not ram something down their throat.”

“ObamaCare is filled with promises and they are all broken. The President said it wouldn’t add a dime to the deficit. That’s not true. He said if you like your current health care plan, you can keep it. That’s not true. He said it wasn’t a tax. That’s not true. This is promises made, promises broken.”

“This bill created IPAB, a panel of fifteen unelected bureaucrats that are going to decide what happens in Medicare. Where is the check and balance in that?”

“There was once another President from Illinois that said ‘Now is the time when you have to think anew and act anew.’ We have to do this now when it comes to health care and its broken promises.  We know the system will not work and we need to start anew. First and foremost we must look at the patient. Let the patient be in power. Why empower government when we should be empowering the patient?”