I was lied to by Frank Wolf’s Washington office

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    I called today the Washington office of Frank Wolf to ask for his position on repealing the health care act. The staffer told me that he is working on reaching a position. This surprised me. Maybe he is going to do the right thing right this time?

    So I did a search on this to confirm.

    Oh, he proudly supports repealing the acts, as of January 6, 2011:


    Wolf voted against the health care reform legislation passed in March, 2010 and will vote to repeal the bill on January 12.

    http://wolf.house.gov/index.cf…

    I called again to ask about this conflicting information. The staffer told me that that was then, but now he is reconsidering his position. She thanks me for calling this issue with the website to her attention, and she told me that she was going to pass it on to the web master.

    I then called his Herdon office, where they did confirmed that he is probably going to vote to repeal.

    I just can’t believe that his staffer lied to me. If Frank Wolf is really going to change him mind, the staffer could have told me that he supported repealing, but was rethinking his position, if this is in fact the case.

    Below the full press release from Frank Wolf’s site:


    WOLF AGAIN SUPPORTS REPEAL OF NEW 1099 TAX FILING REQUIREMENTS IN

    HEALTH CARE REFORM LEGISLATION

    Says New Regulations Would Hurt Small Businesses

    Washington, D.C. – Rep. Frank Wolf (VA-10) today announced his continued support of an effort to eliminate a mandate included in last year’s health care reform legislation requiring small businesses to submit 1099 tax forms for every business-to-business transaction over $600.

    The bill (H.R. 144) would repeal the provision in the health care overhaul that expands current 1099 filing regulations, requiring small businesses to submit paperwork for services provided by corporate vendors including basic business expenses such as phone and Internet service and shipping costs.  Failure to submit forms for every expense over $600 would result in a fine up to $100 per form.

    Wolf cosponsored a similar measure introduced in the 111th Congress and believes the mandate could hurt small businesses by subjecting them to new tax burdens and endless paperwork.

    “The expanded regulations could drive out competition between smaller vendors and large single suppliers, thus limiting choices for small business owners,” Wolf said.

    Wolf voted against the health care reform legislation passed in March, 2010 and will vote to repeal the bill on January 12.

    http://wolf.house.gov/index.cf…

    Edit: I spoke this morning with his chief of staffers and he told me that it was a misunderstanding. He seemed genuine, and I am thankful for his clarifying this.