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Obama has -- tax forcing medical companies to council expansion plans a loyal workers which -- -- from a company that's feeling the pressure firsthand cook medical.
So walk will congress do walk hand.
Do joining me now is Republican representative from Tennessee -- -- -- It is my opinion let me express -- opinion right up front.
There's nothing you can do about this in congress unless Mitt Romney wins the White House and the Republican sweep the senate.
And no Republicans keep control of the house there is nothing you can do to stop this tax going into effect on January the thoughts is that.
Well and it doesn't stop us from trying and -- on June 7.
The house passed with an Al said this week got 270 ballots to pass and the -- PL.
Out of the device tax and we had 37 Democrats across the aisle.
And voted with us to repeal this tactic that a business and it needs you've got a lot partisan support and but you know it's meaningless.
I mean you know well no not at all not at all -- and -- high.
In this in -- you do have bipartisan support.
On this legislation.
What we have is should be tested Tennessee.
RE a day lack of willingness from Harry Reid demanded that fall board.
But you do have people on both sides of the aisle that want to get rid of this tags that there's not a -- tax.
-- senator Reid's hesitancy.
To put this bill before the senate.
Is is not gonna change -- when you've got a lame duck congress after the election potential all the way through until January.
Still not gonna change is it.
And we -- -- -- gonna -- for the repeal of obamacare that's a signature piece of legislation have are we getting says that's nothing you can do.
Unless that's president it's president -- And the Republican sweep aside there's not then you couldn't really do is that.
But we're going to continue to try your right.
It is it difficult to make progress the medical device taxes one of those things where we didn't have bipartisan support.
It is -- component we would like to get off of the books as soon as we possibly can as a said the house is taken there action but you're right.
We -- a Republican.
And the White House we need a Republican in charge in the senate to get his full job done.
And is black and I have another hostile question a look because I have with me and our loyal market in the -- show I know you know in.
He's got a question for you -- congressman I just want to ask you you you represent a good portion of Tennessee.
And and as I remember Nashville is one of the centers of the health care industry in America are you hearing from other people beyond cook medical.
That this tax is going to hurt our economy.
A let me give you some concrete examples of best whether it's Memphis or Nashville we have about 101000 individuals.
That worked in the medical device industry.
That estimate -- -- in -- gear whine you would see a 10% attrition in the end those jobs.
So you're talking about jobs laws and specifically.
-- the application of this tax -- it -- going to accelerate.
The jobs the loss yes.
And the FDA gets their way and starts to declare all of your mobile applications.
As a medical devices.
You know that is application some Smart things that individuals.
Used to help monetary any of their chronic disease -- stab -- his heart conditions.
Things of that nature so we are watching this very closely.
This tax needs to go we have had bipartisan support in the house there's bipartisan support in the senate.
People are beginning to realized.
How this will completely.
Change the medical device industry you look at what's happening with cook and whether it's Medtronic.
Our Wright medical.
Or any number of the other health IT companies that are and they are they are very hesitant to expand in this economy much about a bomb attack a.
-- said he -- -- will follow very closely is will all those apps.
On mobile devices be considered a medical device that's going to be very important to Russia thanks very much for bringing that to our attention we do appreciate it thank you.
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