Illinois's 13th District (IL - 13)
Davis supported a plan to “end Medicare” and force seniors to pay over $6,000 a year more for benefits. Davis’s plan would give tax breaks to millionaires and subsidies to oil companies, while the middle class would see an increase in their taxes of $1,400 a year.
Davis Agreed with Supporting the “Ryan Budget in Concept.” In 2012, Davis said “Ditto” when he was asked a question about supporting the Ryan budget, the prior respondent said “I would support the Ryan budget in concept, there are some tweaks that I think that I’d make to it, but in concept he was right on, I mean we can’t spend money we don’t have.” [Champaign County Forum, 5/12/12]
Ryan Budget “Would Essentially End Medicare.” On April 15, 2011, House Republicans voted for a budget plan authored by Rep. Paul Ryan. The Wall Street Journal wrote, “The plan would essentially end Medicare, which now pays most of the health-care bills for 48 million elderly and disabled Americans, as a program that directly pays those bills.” [H Con. Res. 34, Vote #277, 4/15/11; Wall Street Journal, 4/04/11; H Con Res 112, Vote #151, 3/29/12]
Ryan Budget Gives Tax Breaks To Millionaires, $6,400 in Extra Health Care Costs To Seniors. “People with incomes over $1 million would receive average tax cuts of $125,000 a year” under the Ryan budget plan, but the average senior’s annual out-of-pocket costs would more than double – from $6,150 to $12,500, or by $6,350. [Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 4/20/11, 4/07/11]
Ryan Budget Retains $40 Billion in Tax Breaks for Oil Companies. “House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) proposed FY 2012 budget resolution is a backward-looking plan that would benefit big oil companies at the expense of middle-class Americans. It retains $40 billion in Big Oil tax loopholes while completely eliminating investments in the clean energy technologies of the future that are essential for long-term economic growth.” [Center for American Progress, 4/06/11]
Ryan Budget Raises Taxes on Middle Class. According to the Joint Economic Committee the Ryan budget, “would potentially have to eliminate tax expenditures that deliver significant tax benefits to middle-class workers.” The report continues that the elimination of these tax deductions for mortgage interest, state and local taxes, and charitable contributions, as well as tax exclusions for employer-sponsored health insurance and contributions to 401(k) plans would “increase the tax burden facing middle-class workers: a household making between $50,000 and $100,000 would face a tax increase of at least $1,358.” [Joint Economic Committee, 6/20/12]
Red AlertUpdated: Sep 07, 2012
Davis wants to repeal the law that prevents insurance companies from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions, yet would allow members of Congress and staffers like himself to keep their taxpayer subsidized Cadillac health care plans for life.
Davis Supports Repealing the Healthcare Law. Campaigning in July 2012, Davis said the Affordable Care Act must be repealed. Davis said, “I believe, after talking with many people throughout the 13th District, that the will of the people is that we must take action to repeal this onerous law and allow for a system through which people make their own decisions about health care.” [Illinois Times, 7/19/12]
Repealing the Healthcare Law Would Allow Members of Congress To Keep Taxpayer Funded Health Insurance. According to a report in The Hill newspaper, “[r]epealing President Obama’s healthcare law would let members of Congress keep their government-subsidized insurance coverage after they retire — a benefit they lost under the health law.” Those “people who aren't insured through their employer could, if the ACA is repealed, be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition if they experience a gap in coverage.” [The Hill, 7/09/12]