Norquist statement on Baucus plan


Posted by John Kartch on Wednesday, September 16th, 2009, 3:50 PM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist issued the following statement today in response to the unveiling of the Baucus healthcare plan:

"The Baucus plan contains major new tax hikes on families, small businesses, employer-provided health insurance, and healthcare providers.
 
It will make healthcare more expensive, not less. It will lead to total government control of health insurance. It guts the only part of Medicare that provides competition and choice.
 
If a terminally optimistic person sees something good in the Baucus bill, we have to remember that it wouldn’t survive Nancy Pelosi’s House of Representatives.”

To read the list of taxes that ATR's Tax Policy Director Ryan Ellis has identified in the bill, click here.

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