Marco Rubio Continues to Call for Repeal of Obama's Health-Care Law
On Tuesday, Florida Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio continued his criticism of the federal health-care law backed by President Barack Obama. Rubio, who is backing the efforts of U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., to repeal the law, weighed in on efforts to wipe out the 1099 provision in the law which makes organizations file IRS 1099 forms if they buy $600 from businesses during the year.
“Obamacare is destroying jobs in the real world, and I support its full repeal and replacement,” said Rubio. “Repealing Obamacare’s 1099 provision will lift a significant burden that has been placed on job creators. Throughout my travels in Florida, the job-destroying uncertainty caused by Obamacare has been a top concern on people’s minds, and the 1099 regulation, in particular, became a poster child for Washington top-down policies that hurt our economy and have a devastating impact on real people.
“Finally correcting the mistake Washington made in passing the 1099 regulation is an important and necessary step, but Obamacare in its entirety must be repealed and replaced,” added Rubio. “It is imperative that the Senate Democrat leadership in Washington heed the call of families and job creators across Florida and repeal Obamacare.”