You have to wonder what the interviewer THOUGHT that the President was going to say:
Frank Vascellaro, WCCO TV: “Senators Klobuchar and Franken are trying to delay and actually repeal part of the medical devices tax, which has a huge impact on Minnesota companies. Would you be willing to see that delayed?”
President Obama: “Uh, no.”
…Seriously? I mean, as Americans for Tax Reform noted here the Senators in question all voted for Obamacare, and the Senators-Elect would have, too (Donnelly voted for it when he was in the House). They approved the medical devices tax. It’s built into this monstrosity of a health care rationing system. It’s a little late for them to be complaining about it now.
I mean, I don’t even like Barack Obama – I certainly don’t think that adding a tax to something is going to be the revenue-enhancer that the President apparently always expects it to be; such things never are – and I agree with his initial reaction. Didn’t these people think about their votes? …Oh, right, they didn’t. Well, this is why people have to think about their votes. Because their constituents will be, in their next election…