THE SOUTH BOSTON DEMOCRAT VOTED AGAINST REPEALING THIS TAX ON THE MIDDLE CLASS
Boston, MA- Republican candidate for Congress in Massachusetts 8th District Joe Selvaggi reacted to the U.S. Supreme Court decision ruling that the Obamacare individual mandate is a tax:
"Now we know that Obamacare is the biggest middle class tax increase in the history of our nation," stated Selvaggi. "Didn't President (Barack) Obama and professional politicians like (Congressman Stephen) Lynch promised not to raise taxes on people earning under $250,000? They broke their promise. This decision makes it even more imperative to elect a new Congressman."
"Congressman Lynch flip-flopped on the issue of Obamacare," continued Selvaggi. "He voted against it originally, but when Republicans took control of the House he voted against the repeal of Obamacare."
"He was against it before he was for it. Where is he today on it?" asked Selvaggi. "I am not sure if his inconsistent position is due to lack of knowledge of how this tax, formerly known as a mandate, hurts the business community. As a business owner, we provide health insurance for our employees. It is a very costly decision. I know many other small business owners just cannot afford to do it and keep people employed. It is time to elect a new Congressman who has extensive business experience not re-elect a flip-flopping professional politician."
"If we want to improve our economy and grow jobs, then we need to repeal the mandate/tax," concluded Selvaggi. "Don't believe me? Just look at all the unions and businesses that have sought exemptions from Obamacare."
Selvaggi will be releasing his plan for improving access and affordability of health care next month.
Selvaggi is a grandson of Italian immigrants, a US Navy veteran of the first Gulf War, a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and owner of a successful Massachusetts-based company, Plaster Fun Time.
Have you been fooled into thinking Congressman Stephen Lynch is a conservative Democrat? Nothing could be further from the truth. He is as left-wing as they come in Massachusetts. But don't take my word for it! Look at these ratings:
• 100% rating from NARAL
• 12% rating from National Taxpayer Union
• Lifetime rating of 7% from Citizens Against Government Waste (Barney Frank has a 13% lifetime rating from CAGW)
• 5% rating Americans for Tax Reform
• 36% rating from the Chamber of Commerce
• 0% rating from English First
• 5% rating from the Family Research Council
• 100% rating from NOW
• 100% rating from AFSCME
Would you classify that as a record of a liberal or conservative?
Joe Selvaggi himself knows the answer and that's why he's running for Congress!
"Having built my business Plaster Fun Time with 9 different locations and employing 60 people, I know how to create jobs, balance a budget and meet a payroll," stated Selvaggi. "I strongly believe that more Congressmen should also know how (the private sector works). Maybe if they did our nation wouldn't be $15 trillion in debt and in recession!"
"If we are to solve our nation's fiscal and economic problems, then we need to stop electing professional politicians to Congress," added the Boston native. "We need to elect a Congressman who has signed the front of the paycheck and someone who isn't to the left of Barney Frank."
For more information about Joe and his proposals, please check out his campaign website: joeselvaggi2012.com
New Policy No Longer Deports Young Illegal Immigrants, Grants Them Work Permits
Republican candidate for Massachusetts 8th Congressional District Joe Selvaggi today reacted to President Barack Obama's change in policy regarding illegal immigration. The new policy will no longer deport young illegal immigrants while also granting them work permits.
"President Obama needs Congress' approval for implementing amnesty and the Dream Act," said Selvaggi. "He has no right to implement Dream Act lite. Furthermore, he is just wrong. Our legal residents need the jobs! This new policy further hurts their chances for employment".
"I am asking Congressman (Stephen)Lynch to stand with his constituents and join me in denouncing Obama's new amnesty plan," said Selvaggi. "Congress has rejected the Dream Act, and thus, the President doesn't have the right to implement it in increments by regulation changes."
Democrat Incumbent Voted Against Repealing Tax On Medical Devices
Joe Selvaggi, Republican candidate for Congress in Massachusetts 8th District, sharply criticized Congressman Stephen Lynch for voting against the repeal of the excise tax on medical devices.
"The medical device tax is a jobs killer especially in Massachusetts. I cannot begin to understand why Congressman Lynch voted against the repeal. This is just more proof that he has become a DC Democrat tax and spend liberal. He's not the guy we sent to Washington in 2001," said Selvaggi.
Next January this 2.3% excise tax on medical devices is slated to take effect. The Commonwealth has over 400 companies that help in the production in medical devices and thus will be severely impacted. According to Thomas Sommer President of Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council, medical devices are a $7.5 billion industry for the Commonwealth that employees 21,000 people statewide. One company Zoll Medical has already threatened to close their local facility and move offshore to avoid the tax. (The tax doesn't apply to hearing aids, glasses, or bandages.)
Joe Selvaggi, Republican candidate for Congress in Massachusetts' 8th District, announced his plan for reviving our economy. “As a small business owner who signs a front of a paycheck, I know first-hand how difficult it is to grow a business and add new employees. I want to use my experience to revive the business community and put people back to work,” said Selvaggi. “As we have seen over the past three years more government spending is not the answer to reviving the economy.”
The Selvaggi plan includes the following:
Correct the flawed corporate tax structure to make US competitive
Tax holiday for corporate profits being repatriated
End the death tax
Institute a robust investment tax credit Permanently eliminate capital gains taxes on new companies
Allow businesses to deduct entire cost of capital expenses for equipment
“Our nation cannot compete while burdened with the second highest corporate tax in the global market place. We need to level the playing field so our businesses grow and add more people to the workforce. By lowering the rate from 35% to 25% we will stop pushing capital overseas,” said Selvaggi. “We want to encourage our American entrepreneurs to stay here to develop their business not be forced overseas as a tax refugee.”
Selvaggi believes that by allowing the cost of new equipment to be deducted we will be spurring on innovation and more importantly reviving the manufacturing sector of our economy. Another feature of the Selvaggi plan would eliminate the death tax which often forces closure of small businesses when there is a family death. The taxes are too high to make the businesses profitable. Moreover, it is one of the most costly taxes for the government to collect.
Selvaggi’s announcement today is just the first in a series of initiatives designed to restore the economy. As the campaign progresses he plans releasing more specifics designed to create more private sector growth such at modernizing job training programs and reducing health care costs without creating a government mandate.
“Unlike the incumbent, I believe that private sector creates the best jobs not government. (Congressman Steve) Lynch’s way of spending $787 billion on the stimulus plan did not create jobs. It was supposed to stop unemployment from reaching 8% and it failed. Worse yet, it substantially added to our national debt which our grandchildren will be forced to pay,” stated Selvaggi.
Here are a few of Lynch’s ratings:
Association Year Rating Chamber of Commerce 2010......13%
National Federation of Independent Business 2011..........0%
National Association of Manufacturers 2009-2010...........41%
Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council 2009-2010....5%
“By looking at these ratings it is clear that Lynch is not a friend but rather an enemy of small business. He doesn’t understand what it takes to create a job and the costs associated. If he did, then his ratings would reflect a record of moderation not extreme liberalism,” said Selvaggi. “Lynch has done a good job of disguising his real record for years. It is time to expose it because we cannot afford another two years of this recession."