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  • cordialng cordialng Oct 24, 2009 8:41 PM Flag

    Any Democrats at MDT?

    The 2 MN senators have come out strongly against the 4 BILLION dollar a year tax being proposed by the democratic senate health care committe This tax, if passed, will cause huge job losses in a lot of MN medical device companies as well as a cutback in R&D spending. When it comes down to an actual vote, do any of you democrats working at MDT think that Franken will actually side with the MDT workers and will vote against the bill? I can tell with absolute certainty that Franken will vote for the bill and for the huge tax increase using the usual liberal argument that 'its for the families', etc. The democrats are anti-business. The medical device manufacturers are being unfairly singled out by the democrats. I thought Obama was going to pay for his health care plan by finding waste and fraud. Does anyone remember him saying that? What a crock. Wake up Minnesota and stop voting for anti-business, anti-worker democrats. Unless you are state or federal employee or a union worker, you have no place at the table with this group

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    • Let's not let the facts get in the way.

      You must watch a lot of FoxNuze when you're not looking at gay porn.

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      • I hate the political BS as much as the next guy, but when an industry comes under attack like the medical device industry is by the democrats, you have to speak up. You want facts?? The link you provided from Klobuchars site states: "this industry should not be forced to pay more than its fair share". What does that mean to you? When the medical device tax was first proposed, Franken and Klobuchar were against it because it will severly hurt MN businesses. But now Klobuchar is saying that she is against med companies 'paying more than their fair share'. Sorry, but those are weasel words from a weak person without convictions. She is opening the door to vote for pelosis bloated healthcare bill as long as there is some minor cut in the proposed tax on med device companies. Think about it!! Isn't it the goal of healthcare reform, to drive down costs? How in the hel do you tax a company in the business of helping sick people and expect costs to go down? Dumb, dumb, dumb democrats. Did you know that the health care bill proposed by Pelosi penalizes states that put in ANY restrictions on medical device lawsuit awards? Thats a fact. The democrats are anti-business but will go to the ends of the earth to fatten the wallets of the trial lawyers. Everyone needs to find out the facts and write, call or email Franken and Klobuchar and tell them to stand up to these attacks that will hurt all med device companies. I can tell you that Al and Amy lack the spine and the integrity to vote against a poorly written bill that hurts business. The only care about the union worker, the trial lawyers and their own bloated pensions.

    • Amen! Very nicely explained!

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