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  •  He actually got a deal. (4+ / 0-)

    From the link in the diary:

    "_ a broader distribution of tax liability for medical devices so the taxes would apply to foreign suppliers, as well as domestic manufacturers that are prevalent in New York’s 20th congressional district. Medical products that cost less than $100 also are expected to be excluded from the medical devices tax, under a deal that will be included in a manager’s amendment offered during floor debate this weekend. Murphy had been pushing for that change in discussions with Obama and Pelosi."

    Since the medical devices made in his district are mostly things like catheters, he managed to protect the manufacturers and the factory worker's jobs.

    "I was so easy to defeat, I was so easy to control, I didn't even know there was a war." -9.75, -8.41

    by RonV on Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 04:21:15 PM PDT

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