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Harry Reid Calls Obamacare Medical Device Tax 'Stupid'

1:36 PM, Sep 26, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Senate majority leader Harry Reid called the Obamacare medical device tax "stupid" at a briefing today on Capitol Hill:

"Listen, I know you have been listening, but we want a clean CR--that's what we're going to get," said Reid. "If they want to shut down the government, here's how much time they have to figure out it: 4 days, 11 hours, 22 minutes, and 15 seconds. No, they can play around all they want. Some of the biggest supporters for doing away with the stupid tax--I'm sorry, I shouldn't have said that--doing away with that tax have told me they won't support that on CR."

Reid was referring to the medical device tax in Obamacare.

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