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Sen. Hutchison Fires Shot at Health Care Law

U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas)
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U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas)

U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison renewed attacks on the federal heath care bill yesterday during a floor speech in the Senate.  Hutchison called some of the new law’s tax reporting requirements are an “overbearing government intrusion on free enterprise in our country” in her floor speech Monday.

“The small business people are approaching me and saying, this is just crazy.  To have to report every trip to the Office Depot?  To have to report every travel voucher for $600 because I'm going to a meeting in California?   It defies description except to say that it's one more overbearing government intrusion on free enterprise in our country."

Getting rid of the reporting requirements actually has bipartisan support.

You can watch all of Senator Hutchison's remarks below.