Alexander Opposes Health Bill’s Tax Increase for More Than One Million Tennesseans

Posted on December 15, 2009

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement regarding his vote in favor of Senator Mike Crapo’s (R-Idaho) amendment to the Reid health care bill. The amendment would have eliminated any tax increases on individuals earning less than $200,000 or families earning less than $250,000:

“More than a million Tennesseans will likely see their taxes increase under the Senate health care bill and it’s this kind of tax increase the president was exactly right to promise during his campaign that he would oppose. I’m disappointed that the Senate chose instead to increase costs to Tennesseans when the goal of health care reform should be to lower them.”