- Posted October 6, 2013 by
FORT WORTH, Texas
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Shutdown over: What next?
WASHINGTON STILL SHUTDOWN
Collins called for compromise from Republicans, Democrats and President Barack Obama as she put forth a proposal she said would end the government shutdown.
As the shutdown effect’s spread, members of Congress have expounded on leadership and compromise as they search for a solution. But it seems that little progress has been made as the shutdown drags on late into its fifth day.
Collins had some advice for members of the House.
“From the start of this debate, I have urged our House colleagues not to adopt a policy that linked Obamacare with the funding of government.”
However, her newest proposal seems to take a different track - the central tenant of the proposal calls for a repeal of the medical device tax imposed by Obamacare. The 2.3% excise tax she refers to helps to fund Obamacare and went into effect at the beginning of 2013. The tax will raise about $30 billion in revenues over 10 years. DO YOU HAVE A STORY? CALL 817-919-5613