March 23, 2015
Posted By: Chris Martin
Obamacare Failures Continue Five Years Later
Russ Feingold led the fight for law that increases taxes, decreases coverage
[Madison, Wis.] – Today marks the fifth anniversary of Obamacare, the disastrous federal takeover of our nation’s healthcare system which was signed into law March 23, 2010. Since its implementation, millions of Americans lost their coverage, small businesses have been squeezed by increased taxes, and deficits have skyrocketed. Washington Insider Russ Feingold fully supported the failed law – acting as the 60th vote to pass it in the Senate, and joining the 30 Senators who voted for the law and have since been defeated. Unfortunately, even the most optimistic projections estimate the law will cost hard-working taxpayers $1.2 trillion over the next ten years.
Russ Feingold in His Own Words
- In January 2010, Russ Feingold stated he wanted to pass Obamacare “as fast as possible.”
- Later in 2010, Feingold even said the law was “going to look pretty damn good in two years.”
- Despite its major tax hikes, Feingold claimed “changing health care is one of the most important things we can do to reduce spending.”
- He called Obamacare “good legislation,” and even claimed it would save Wisconsin taxpayers money.
“Voters should be offended that Washington Insider Russ Feingold would make such outrageous and false claims about the effects of Obamacare,” said Joe Fadness, Executive Director of the Republican Party of Wisconsin. “Feingold either intentionally misled Wisconsinites to further his radical tax-and-spend agenda, or was completely out of touch with reality while the legislation was debated.”