60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin: “Seniors deserve to know who’s with them, who’s against them.”
(Alexandria, Virginia) – In response to the Supreme Court’s June 28 ruling upholding Obamacare, and specifically upholding as constitutional the individual mandate as a tax and not a penalty as President Obama has called it, the House of Representatives yesterday voted by a margin of 244 to 185 to repeal the entire Obamacare legislation, with every Republican supporting repeal, and all but five Democrats supporting the law.
America’s seniors have been overwhelmingly against Obamacare, which cuts half a trillion dollars from Medicare and will lead to widespread rationing and shortages of doctors, prompting 60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin to tag a vote in favor of repeal as a ‘pro-senior’ vote, and a vote against repeal as an ‘anti-senior’ vote.
“This was an important vote for America’s seniors, and I commend Speaker Boehner and the GOP caucus for supporting full repeal of this disastrous law, which if left unchecked will prove devastating to the health and well-being of America’s elderly.
Martin pointed out that every promise made by Obamacare supporters to date has proven false. “They sold this bill as a way to fix our economy, lower our deficit, lower the amount that families pay for health insurance, all while allowing us to keep our doctors and quality of care. All of these promises have been put to the curb, we see already that costs are skyrocketing, millions are losing their current coverage and our nation’s economy continues to circle the drain due to the massive debt and regulation.
“To those who say this vote was redundant and Congress should focus on other things, I say nonsense. This is the first vote since the Supreme Court announced that President Obama and the Democrats didn’t pass a healthcare bill, but instead passed the biggest tax increase in U.S. history. That warrants a response, and the House responded by voting the will of the people who still oppose this law. Seniors demand that the Senate now put this historic tax increase to a vote, so they know who is with them, and who is against them. Harry Reid, you’re on the clock.”