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  •  Taxes on medical devices killing jobs? (10+ / 0-)

    Boehner claims that thousands of jobs are being offshored because of this tax.  He doesn't back himself up on this, of course. This tax applies to a number of devices sold directly to the medical industry, regardless of where they are manufactured. It's quite unlikely that this 2.5% tax would drive jobs out of the country, since it would still have to be paid, even if they were manufactured in China. It doesn't at all apply to over to counter purchases by consumers. Is this man a pathological liar, or is he too lazy to get the facts. I think I know the answer.

    Interestingly enough, this tax wasn't even on the top of the Republican's laundry list of grievances against the ACA until recently.

    Ezra Klein has a good article about this tax and how it recently became an issue here.

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