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Bob Casey Blocks Bipartisan Effort To Repeal Job-Killing IRS Mandate In Democrat Health Care Overhaul

WASHINGTON – In a harsh blow to Pennsylvania’s families and job creators, liberal U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) yesterday voted in favor of an extreme, job-killing Internal Revenue Service (IRS) paperwork mandate contained in the Democrats’ costly, unpopular health care overhaul.
With Casey’s refusal to join all voting Republicans and 21 Democrat Senators in opposing the mandate, the Democrats’ health care law requires all businesses, charities, and state and local governments to file IRS 1099 forms each time they purchase $600 or more in goods, including routine expenses like office supplies.  According to the National Taxpayer Advocate Service, Casey’s cumbersome IRS paperwork mandate will slam more than 40 million American businesses, including 26 million sole proprietorships, with higher costs, further limiting their ability to create jobs for Americans during our nation’s economic downturn.
“Thanks to Bob Casey’s out-of-touch Washington agenda, Pennsylvania’s small businesses will have to spend their time and money filling out mountains of government paperwork rather than doing business and creating jobs,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) Press Secretary Amber Marchand.  “With Pennsylvania’s families suffering from high unemployment, Casey once again chose to put his extreme partisan agenda ahead of the best interests of his state, and that’s why he will face an uphill battle in 2012.”
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