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Congress Exempt from Obamacare in Last-Minute Deal
CBN News ^ | 5 Aug 13 | CBN

Posted on 08/05/2013 11:26:07 AM PDT by xzins

Senators, representatives, and their top aides will be able to stay under the current subsidized health care system.

That means they will continue to get a taxpayer-funded contribution to help pay for their health care premiums.

A last-minute deal worked out before Congress went on their five-week summer vacation gets lawmakers out of the original language of Obamacare, which said members and their aides had to use its health care plans.

Republicans like Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana slammed the move, calling it a "behind-closed-doors deal, announced right after Congress is safely away from the crime scene."

"This is exactly why America rightly hates Washington," Vitter charged. "Obamacare's a train wreck, even for Congress. So it gets fixed -- for Congress only. What the flip about fixing it for America?"


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1 posted on 08/05/2013 11:26:07 AM PDT by xzins
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This says that Congress believes ObamaCare is broke. (Not exactly a news flash)

But, it also says that the House had to go along with this, meaning it had to proceed under the Hastert rule....a majority of REPUBLICANS had to support it at some point earlier in the process.


2 posted on 08/05/2013 11:27:31 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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Wow, they don’t even pretend any more, do they?


3 posted on 08/05/2013 11:30:50 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: xzins

Where’s the vote ... fire every one that voted for this.


4 posted on 08/05/2013 11:30:54 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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"A last-minute deal" Just like they passed the `Affordable Care' act, on Christmas eve. angry mob photo: Angry Mob AngryMob.jpg
5 posted on 08/05/2013 11:35:53 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: xzins

The ruling elite shows its scorn for normal people.

They extract money from the working, productive people for their exorbitant lifestyle.

They make laws for normal people, and not for themselves.

Will the brain-dead public notice and give a danm?


6 posted on 08/05/2013 11:36:20 AM PDT by I want the USA back (There's no autocorrect for stupidity.)
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7 posted on 08/05/2013 11:36:36 AM PDT by SENTINEL (Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. STICK TO YOUR GUNS !)
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The law says Congress and staff are not exempt.

SO, they just agreed to ignore that I guess.


8 posted on 08/05/2013 11:36:52 AM PDT by GeronL
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Don’t the house and Senate have to vote to amend ObamaCare to exempt Congress and staff?

In a sane world.


9 posted on 08/05/2013 11:37:43 AM PDT by GeronL
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"This is exactly why America rightly hates Washington," Vitter charged. "Obamacare's a train wreck, even for Congress. So it gets fixed -- for Congress only. What the flip about fixing it for America?"

I honestly don't have anything printable to add to that.

10 posted on 08/05/2013 11:42:51 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: GeronL

It’s a financing scheme they’re using as a work-around, if I understand correctly.


11 posted on 08/05/2013 11:44:40 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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The Train Wreck known as Obama[don’t]care is intentionally designed to fail and was always intended as an interim step to SINGLE PAYER RUN “SYSTEM” RUN BY THE FEDS. If everyone hates it, and massive numbers of doctors leave the profession, plus half the hospitals close, this is all fine Barry, et.al They fully expect to be able to sell their Dream for You & Me (but not them) when we are sufficiently horrified and abused. By that time, Larry the Cable Guy will be accepted to medical school.


12 posted on 08/05/2013 11:45:04 AM PDT by Sioux-san (So)
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Thanks John Roberts! /s


13 posted on 08/05/2013 11:46:02 AM PDT by rawhide
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How can a “deal” rise above an actual law?

If they are above petty things like laws, then why in the world should we obey this law?


14 posted on 08/05/2013 11:47:07 AM PDT by GeronL
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I have plenty of things to say and would but then I’d be banned from FR for life.


15 posted on 08/05/2013 11:49:34 AM PDT by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from Obama fatigue!)
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...why in the world should we obey this law?

Don't worry. We won't.

Start asking all of your doctors what their cash price is.

16 posted on 08/05/2013 11:52:14 AM PDT by brewcrew
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How can a “deal” rise above an actual law?
If they are above petty things like laws, then why in the world should we obey this law?

Better question: if they are exempt from the consequences of laws, are they not also exempt from the protections of the law?

17 posted on 08/05/2013 11:54:46 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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I have plenty of things to say and would but then I’d be banned from FR for life.

At this point I think everyone is in agreement with you.

18 posted on 08/05/2013 11:56:02 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: xzins

Where’s the vote list?


19 posted on 08/05/2013 12:00:11 PM PDT by indthkr
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As I understand, this was not put to a vote - It was done by Executive Action.


20 posted on 08/05/2013 12:05:09 PM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was right (again)!)
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