5 Mass Democrat Congressmen Vote to Kill MA Jobs

Last week, the U.S. House voted to repeal the medical device tax, a job-killing impediment to growth and innovation in Massachusetts.  The Commonwealth hosts over 400 medical device firms directly responsible for 25,000 jobs and impacting over 80,000 more in related industries.  Yet five Massachusetts Democratic congressmen voted to stand against Massachusetts workers by maintaining the medical device tax, which costs these companies over $400 million annually. 

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A Newburyport Daily News that calls for the tax's repeal makes clear that the tax is a job-killer for small business: "In general, we are not talking about heath care giants here; 80 percent of the companies subject to the medical device tax have 50 or fewer employees."

Below are the five Massachusetts Democrats who voted against 400 Massachusetts companies and 100,000 Massachusetts workers:

 
Democrat Michael Capuano
Democrat Joseph Kennedy
Democrat James McGovern 
Democrat Richard Neal
Democrat Niki Tsongas

"Given the size and scope of the medical device industry in the Commonwealth, this tax is a direct attack on Massachusetts," said MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes. "The Massachusetts Democrats who voted to keep this job-killing impediment to growth have shown that they care less about the interests of the Commonwealth and more about their partisan, Washington, D.C. agenda." 

 

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