Bucshon statement on Senate debt deal


220px-Larry_Bucshon,_official_portrait,_112th_Congress(Washington, D.C.) – Representative Larry Bucshon (IN-08) released the following statement regarding the Senate debt deal that failed to address the long-term trajectory of spending, achieve deficit reduction, and include reforms to ObamaCare.


Rep. Bucshon said: 

“I firmly believe the United States should not default on its payments and I have worked to avoid the prospect of default; however, I could not support this legislation. The Senate debt deal does not offer any real solutions to address the challenges we face as a nation.  The final deal failed to achieve any deficit reduction or to cut spending, nor did it include any substantial changes to ObamaCare, including a delay of the individual mandate or repeal of the onerous medical device tax. 


“It’s estimated this year, that the average Hoosier will pay 72% more for their healthcare, while big business received a break from the Obama administration and Indiana’s 300 medical device companies expect to layoff over 2,000 employees because of the medical device tax.  This is unacceptable and it is shameful that President Obama and Democrats in Washington, D.C. forced a shutdown and possible default only to preserve every aspect of the President’s unaffordable, unfair healthcare law. 


“This legislation is merely the byproduct of a dysfunctional, Democrat-run Washington, D.C. that would rather kick the can down the road than work on serious solutions. I will not leave our children and grandchildren with crippling debt because President Obama and Senate Democrats refuse to tackle our fiscal challenges.”




CNN Anchor Wolf Blitzer recently argued that the Administration should “…accept the advice Republicans are giving them, delay it [the individual mandate] for a year, get it ready and make sure it works.” (Time; 10/10/2013)


The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, also argued to Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, that individuals should get the same break from ObamaCare that the Administration granted businesses. (CNN; 10/8/2013)


In an editorial on Tuesday, the Chicago Tribune told readers that delaying ObamaCare’s individual mandate a, “matter of fairness.” (Chicago Tribune; 10/15/2013)


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  2. Insurance,and the health care problems are also a aggravation for myself.
    The aspect of health care through the ACA kind of churns my stomach a bit.

    The thought,however as I age and am transformed to a medicare supplemental with that runaway cost insurance providers tack on somehow needs some regulation.
    I never have relied on the government for my health care since I was full time military. I am a Veteran and haven’t used that service either.
    At every other time in my life carried my own plan for myself and family. The facts now are, by exclusions allowed,”which shouldn’t be” my very financial situation can be threatened for future requirements of life needs self sustainability.
    What this country needs is true medical insurance reform,without the debates an shutdowns. The legality of some of the current exclusions allowed should be pressed to there very core!
    Identify,Control,Improve and Sustain. Those are what tasks engineering must do to everyday for the ease of life qualities problems solved by engineered products and process applications.
    We do that well,now we need a adjustment of the focus of our medical systems core problem issues and start working on those.

    pro re nata

    in the circumstance

    “qui tacet consentire videtur.”

    “he who is silent is taken to agree.”

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