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Washington, D.C. – If the customer doesn’t like what you’re selling and they can’t afford the product, it’s time to find something they want and can afford. That is the case with health care reform, said U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., in a speech on the Senate floor today while referring to the $2.5 trillion Reid health care bill.

“The voices of August are still out there and they know this bill is more of the same. It is time to listen to our customers and find an alternative they want and can afford,” said Enzi. “As a former small business owner, I learned in my shoe stores that if the customer doesn’t like it - don’t try a new sales pitch - find a new shoe.”
 
Enzi also spoke with a group of Republicans at a news conference Friday about the flaws of the Reid health care bill and the increased taxes it calls for.
 
 “Under this flawed bill, if you take a prescription drug, you will pay a new tax. If you use any medical devices or equipment, from walkers to wheelchairs, you will pay a new tax. If you do not have health insurance, you will pay a new tax. If you do have health insurance, you will also pay a new tax. And if the government decides your health insurance is too expensive, there will be a new tax for that as well.
 
 “The problem with our current health care system is not that we don’t pay enough taxes. Americans actually want to lower their health care costs, and not just pay more taxes to the federal government. All of these taxes will only increase costs, making health care even more unaffordable.”
 
The Senate is scheduled to vote on Saturday night on a procedural vote on the Reid health care bill that would move forward with discussion on the legislation.
 
For the full text of Senator Enzi’s floor statement, click here.