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White House Lawyers: Healthcare Bill is a Tax Increase


Location: Chatham, VA

White House lawyers announced in Richmond yesterday that the government takeover of healthcare is actually a massive tax increase.

Over half of the people Rep. Perriello represents are opposed to the government run health care bill because they knew it would raise taxes on families and small businesses and cut Medicare by $500 billion. Rep. Perriello voted with Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leadership to pass the healthcare bill.

Robert Hurt, Republican nominee in Virginia's Fifth Congressional District released the following statement:

"Yesterday, the federal government and White House lawyers confirmed what many Fifth District Virginians already knew - the government run healthcare bill that Rep. Perriello and Nancy Pelosi jammed through the system is actually a tax increase. So while Fifth District families and businesses struggle to make ends meet, they're met with yet another government program that will kill jobs and raise their taxes. That is not the kind of leadership we need in Washington.

I'm going to Washington to fight to balance our budgets, eliminate wasteful government spending, cut taxes on families and small businesses and get government out of people's lives, so we can bring jobs back to Virginia's Fifth District again."

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