Fact Checkers: Gillibrand Kills Jobs
Will Kirsten Gillibrand explain to New Yorkers at Wednesday’s debate her support for job killing taxes?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Becky Miller
Albany, NY … October 15, 2012 — Today the New York GOP released the following statement:
The respected Rochester Democrat and Chronicle just confirmed what most New Yorkers already know: Kirsten Gillibrand is bad for jobs. Kirsten’s campaign rhetoric touts her support for the manufacturing industry in Upstate New York, but according to the Rochester newspaper: “Gillibrand voted for the 2010 Affordable Care Act to overhaul the nation’s health care system. That legislation included as a revenue source a 2.3 percent federal excise tax to be paid by manufacturers and importers of certain medical devices.”
The paper described how Kirsten’s rubberstamping of the Pelosi-Reid
agenda has already cost some New Yorkers their jobs:
“Upstate medical device manufacturer Welch Allyn, based on Skaneateles
Falls, described the medical device tax as ‘onerous’ in a September
news release in which the company announced a corporate restructuring
that will result on the layoff of 10 percent of its workforce over
New Yorkers are hungry for real, independent leadership in Washington,
not the partisan gridlock that comes from blind loyalty to party leaders.
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