Results In More Spending And Higher Taxes For Families In Arizona
PHOENIX – One year ago, President Barack Obama personally called Democrat Richard Carmona to run for the U.S. Senate and today the Arizona Republican Party is reminding voters that Carmona’s economic plan is to rubberstamp the Democrats’ failed economic policies into law.
Carmona was a staunch supporter of President Obama's healthcare law and even called Obama"brave” for spending $1.76 trillion on government-run healthcare. It’s worth noting that Obama's healthcare law has raised taxes on middle-class families and has killed jobs across our country.
Additionally, Carmona recently told The Hill that he supports the Democrats’ efforts to raise taxes on small business owners, by refusing to support a full renewal of the 2001 and 2003 Republican tax cuts.
"Given that Richard Carmona is the handpicked candidate of President Barack Obama, it’s no wonder his economic plan consists of higher taxes and a job-killing healthcare law,” said Arizona Republican Party spokesman Tim Sifert. "Arizonans need Jeff Flake who has led the charge against wasteful spending and will work to get Arizona’s economy working again.”
Richard"Rubberstamp” Carmona Supports President Obama's Healthcare Law & Higher Taxes
In March 2010, Carmona Announced Support For ObamaCare, Stating"We Need To Move Toward A Health Care System, Not The Sick Care System That We Have Today. This Legislation Moves Us Closer To That. This Bill Is Not Perfect. But These Are Complex Issues And We Must Move Forward.”"Carmona served as the 17th surgeon general of the United States under President George W. Bush. Last year, he participated in series of health care town halls that the congresswoman held in Tucson, Sierra Vista and Green Valley. ‘The issue facing our country is how do we get the best care for the most people at the least cost,’ Carmona said. ‘We spend more for health care than any other nation on Earth, but the metrics of our results don’t reflect that. We need to move toward a health care system, not the sick care system that we have today. This legislation moves us closer to that. This bill is not perfect. But these are complex issues and we must move forward. And then I hope we can sit down with level heads and make it even better for the benefit of the American people.’” (“U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Announces Support For Historic Health Insurance Reform Legislation,” Congresswoman Giffords Press Release, 3/20/10)
Carmona Recently Said That He Agrees With The Democrat Party That We Should Raise Taxes On Small Business Owners. "I would be willing to enter into discussion to say, people making over $250 or $300 or $500 [thousand] could pay, and you know, I’m a high wage-earner, and if I had to do that to help out for the next year, OK, I’ll do that.” (Alex Jaffe, Senate Candidate Carmona Has Dems Seeing Blue In Red-State Arizona, The Hill, 9/24/12)
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