Skip to comments.House, Senate Leaders Trying to Exempt Themselves from Obamacare
Posted on 04/25/2013 9:48:09 AM PDT by yoe
Congressional leaders of both parties in the House and Senate are trying to exempt themselves--and their staffs--from Obamacare's health insurance exchanges they will be mandated to join under the law. This would be a devastating indictment of Obamacare and the Democrats who rammed it through. Republicans may give Democrats cover if they join them in agreeing to the exemptions.
According to a (Politico) the "high-level" talks involve Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), the Obama administration and other "top lawmakers," and both sides are "acutely aware of the potential for political fallout from giving carve-outs from the hugely controversial law to 535 lawmakers and thousands of their aides."
Noting the important role that Republican lawmakers have in the talks, a source told Politico that, Everyone has to hold hands on this and jump, or nothing is going to get done.
Michael Steel, a Boehner spokesman, told Politico that Boehner's "objective is to spare the entire country from the ravages of the presidents health care law.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
Maybe they SHOULD have read what was in the bill.
If people want to know what the Tea Party stands for it is against this type of legislation.
Revolutions have started over less.
Bull$hit. A law that applies to ONLY some of the people is invalid. Obamacare is invalid. It does not include the congressbastards or the whitehousebastards, and it specifically excludes the middle eastern death cult.
The law is invalid.
I don’t care if no constitutional law expert agrees with me.
Employers offer plans; employees sign up; no need to use an exchange. FEHB offers plan; Congresscritters sign up; no need to use an exchange.
If you caught nancy pelosi this morning on a presser she asked pretty much the same thing about the language that puts the congresscritters and their running dog lackeys in the state exchange operations~since, as she noted, FEHB should be a qualifying plan ~ so she had no idea what the folks mean who wrote the piece of language folks are hanging their political lives on.
So, how is it, if you belong to a qualified plan do you also have to go get more insurance from an exchange?
Seriously? And, as you recall, it was FR doctrine #8 in the book of classified doctrines until recently that Congresscritters had already exempted themselves and their lackeys from all of obamakkkare anyway.
Did we change our doctrine book without issuing the members a revised copy?
Best exemption for anybody is a repeal for everybody.
GOP should run with this. Draft a full repeal, and call it the “Obamacare Exemption Act”. Draw a line in the sand. The only way we’ll exempt you is by repeal.
I hope they “hold hands and jump.” This will be another perfect show to the Obamabots that voted for him about who democrats/liberals really are. We already know (conservatives). It won’t affect our lives if they get exempted, but it sure might cause a stir for some more liberals to have a light go on and understand the hypocrisy of all politicians, ESPECIALLY their beloved liberal elitists.
Who know. If this gets passed, the media may start to report on who else got exemptions (Unions, hollywood, Wall Street, GE, Google, Etc.) Maybe this will open some eyes.
I am for it! I hope they do start exempting themselves. More importantly, I hope the media wakes up and demands answers to why they should be exempted from the law intended for us peasants.
Boehner, the answer is a simple three words: "No Freaking Way."
Don’t you dare call our government masters the derogatory term of “ elitist “ !
Why ,.. every four years they come back to our community and tell us how much they are like us.. ! / sarc
How funny. They make and pass the laws and only we the people have to follow them. I DON’T THINK SO!
Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution
"Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States."
I say let them. And don’t fight the waivers. Let Obama and Congress exempt as many special classes of people as possible. It will point out what a corrupt mess this monstrosity is and will generate even more support for killing it.
Does anyone know if there has ever been a waiver application that has been denied? Just curious...
Negotiating? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Boehner, the answer is a simple three words: “No Freaking Way.”
You are assuming Boneless, Bawling, Ball-less, Bone-head even HAS a SPINE....
He’s assuming it was not Boehner’s idea.
Well, if our Muslim brethren are exempt, that’s probably a game breaker for lots of folks.
Bingo! We have a winner. This is how Islam gained Converts in the Balkans. "If you convert you do not have to pay your debts", "If you convert you do not have to pay Jinga tax", If you convert "You can have a good job". This is how they work. This is Obozo's plan. When the ceiling collapses you must convert to avoid the falling debris.
The back lash will be big!
Only to those that DID NOT contribute to Obama's campaign ...
Happens all the time - Congress passes a law and then exempts itself from it.
Case in point - the OSHA law. Congress is exempt. So they don't have to do remediation on their buildings, like the Library of Congress [LOC].
The 3 LOC buildings are inter-connected by tunnels that you can use to travel from one to another. Heating pipes hung from the ceiling are wrapped in exposed asbestos.
And the people that move the books around and such work down there !!!
Okay. . .so only exempt those Congress Critters who voted against it. Obviously those who vote for it think it’s marvy.
Absolutely MAKE every member of Congress, the Executive branch, and the Judiciary and every one of their staff members sign up for ObamaCare as their medical plan from now on.
We hear so much about “fairness” from the Democrats. Let’s let them enjoy their equality with the rest of us.
I tried to contact my Rep. and Senators about their attempt to exempt themselves from Obamacare. Faxes are rejected; phones are off the hook. One accepted my email; the other two don’t even list an email. Scumbags.
I like that idea!
Congress should NOT have to put up with the rules they impose on us, they are better than us.
Some pigs are more equal than other pigs alert!
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