Sen Al Franken Touts Higher Taxes on Medical Devices
by Tom McGregor
Sun, Sep 14, 2014, 11:29 PM
Investment banker Mike McFadden, a Republican, is campaigning for a U.S. Senate seat in Minnesota. His main challenger is Sen. Al Franken, a Democrat and incumbent. Sen Franken played a pivotal role to raise taxes on the medical devices industry.
According to the Daily Caller, "Ask McFadden about his grievances against Franken, and he says: “You start with Obamacare. He was the 60th and deciding vote for Obamacare.”
McFadden is quoted as saying that, “Also the 60th and deciding vote for the medical device tax, which in Minnesota is very problematic,” he continued. “We have the largest medical device industry in the world here in Minnesota. The majority of Minnesotans do not like Obamcare. The second issue is, you know, on energy, he’s voted repeatedly against the keystone pipeline. We’re sitting on the doorstep of an energy renaissance in this country.”
As reported by the Daily Caller, "McFadden praised current Republican senators like Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson and Tennessee’s Bob Corker for having careers in business before getting involved in politics."
Many medical devices manufacturers are currently based in Minnesota.
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