ATR Supports H.R. 1173, A Bill To Repeal The CLASS Act.


Posted by J. Michael Wahlen on Monday, December 5th, 2011, 5:42 PM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform sent today the following letter to House Speaker Boehner (R-OH):

On behalf of Americans for Tax Reform, I am urging you to consider H.R. 1173, a bill which would repeal the accounting gimmick known as the “CLASS Act” before the end of the year.

A deliberate fraud was perpetrated on the American people in the jobs-killing Obamacare law. One of the justifications for this bill not “costing” as much was the inclusion of the “CLASS Act,” a new and under-funded (after the first decade) entitlement program that everyone acknowledged was unworkable. The Obama Administration itself confirmed that the CLASS Act was fatally-flawed on October 14, 2011. As a result, the CLASS Act is administratively-dormant, but still part of the law.

It is important to make sure that the CLASS Act does not remain on the books as a “loaded gun” in the future. That’s why it’s important to repeal the CLASS Act to prevent it from ever going into effect. This should be a part of the larger effort to repeal the entire Obamacare law.

The repeal of this law must be considered now, as the Congressional Budget Office has currently scored the repeal as having no cost. Should this law be left on the books, Health and Human Services could attempt to revive the law at any point, making a later repeal quite costly. For this reason, it is important that the CLASS Act is repealed immediately.

I would urge you to bring H.R. 1173 to the House floor before the end of this year.

PDF of Letter

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