THE SOUTH BOSTON DEMOCRAT VOTED AGAINST REPEALING THIS TAX ON THE MIDDLE CLASS
Boston, MA– Republican candidate for Congress in Massachusetts 8th District Joe Selvaggi reacted to the U.S. Supreme Court decision ruling that the Obamacare individual mandate is a tax:
“Now we know that Obamacare is the biggest middle class tax increase in the history of our nation,” stated Selvaggi. “Didn’t President (Barack) Obama and professional politicians like (Congressman Stephen) Lynch promised not to raise taxes on people earning under $250,000? They broke their promise. This decision makes it even more imperative to elect a new Congressman.”
“Congressman Lynch flip-flopped on the issue of Obamacare,” continued Selvaggi. “He voted against it originally, but when Republicans took control of the House he voted against the repeal of Obamacare.”
“He was against it before he was for it. Where is he today on it?” asked Selvaggi. “I am not sure if his inconsistent position is due to lack of knowledge of how this tax, formerly known as a mandate, hurts the business community. As a business owner, we provide health insurance for our employees. It is a very costly decision. I know many other small business owners just cannot afford to do it and keep people employed. It is time to elect a new Congressman who has extensive business experience not re-elect a flip-flopping professional politician.”
“If we want to improve our economy and grow jobs, then we need to repeal the mandate/tax,” concluded Selvaggi. “Don’t believe me? Just look at all the unions and businesses that have sought exemptions from Obamacare.”
Selvaggi will be releasing his plan for improving access and affordability of health care next month.
Selvaggi is a grandson of Italian immigrants, a US Navy veteran of the first Gulf War, a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and owner of a successful Massachusetts-based company, Plaster Fun Time.
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