Contact: Jean Weinberg
Craig for Congress
Jim Craig Announces Petition to US Congress for the Repeal of the Medicare Part D Penalty Tax and the Reform of the Confusing and Risky Prescription Drug LegislationMAY 26, 2006)—Today, Jim Craig, Congressional Candidate in New Hampshire’s First District announced a petition to the US Congress and Rep. Jeb Bradley asking for the repeal of the Medicare Part D penalty tax and the reform of the confusing and risky prescription drug legislation. [See attached copy of petition or view it at www.craigforcongress.org]
Yesterday, the NH State Legislature voted down a resolution co-sponsored by Jim asking for the repeal of the Medicare Part D penalty tax. Currently, millions of seniors who did not meet the May 15th deadline face a minimum 7% penalty tax for the rest of their lives.
“New Hampshire seniors and families deserve to be treated with respect. It’s time that the US Congress and Rep. Jeb Bradley listen to the people of New Hampshire and make changes to this harmful legislation,” said Jim. “Since November 2003, when Medicare Part D was enacted, Congress has had it in its power to protect seniors but they put pharmaceutical companies first.”
Jim Craig, a life-long resident of Manchester, has represented the 9th District of Hillsborough County in the New Hampshire State House for eight years. As the Democratic Leader, Jim earned a solid reputation for working across party lines to build a lasting, bipartisan consensus that represents the mainstream values of New Hampshire residents. Jim is running for Congress in New Hampshire’s First Congressional District.