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Republicans think Labor Department has secret Obamacare 'fix' for unions
The Washington Examiner ^ | 9-21-13 | Sean Higgins

Posted on 09/21/2013 4:16:36 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

Two Republican House lawmakers asked the Labor Department to provide "all legal analyses" it has done on a proposed Obamacare "fix" sought by Big Labor.

The lawmakers think the administration is secretly working on a such a fix but trying to keep it hidden from the public.

In a letter Wednesday to Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline, R-Minn., and Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., said their request was prompted by the mysterious disappearance of a posting on the Office of Management and Budget's website saying it had received DOL's proposed rule on the issue.

[T]he Office of Management and Budget's regulatory review website said Aug. 24, 2013, that it received the DOL proposal, "Health Insurance Premium Assistance Trust Supporting the Purchase of Certain Individual Health Insurance Policies Exclusion from Definition of Employee Welfare Benefit Plan" (RIN 1210-AB57). This proposed rule was then removed from OMB's website. Repeated attempts by Education and the Workforce Committee staff to obtain information about the proposed rule were rebuffed by DOL.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: health; labor; obamacare; subsidy

1 posted on 09/21/2013 4:16:36 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I suspect as much.


2 posted on 09/21/2013 4:20:46 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; BlindedByTruth; ...

Of possible interest..!


3 posted on 09/21/2013 4:20:58 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.{TaglineUsed w/SunkenCiv's permission.})
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To: afraidfortherepublic

This (if true) is not even remotely surprising. I told my wife while watching the news when it was first stated that Zero was not going to help his union thug supporters that there was going to be a fix bypassing congress in the coming weeks.

Also that thug Trumka has said next to nothing since it was announced the unions got nothing. The fix is in.


4 posted on 09/21/2013 4:21:38 AM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Las Vegas Dave

Indeed.


5 posted on 09/21/2013 4:23:01 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Two Republican House lawmakers asked the Labor Department to provide "all legal analyses" it has done on a proposed Obamacare "fix" sought by Big Labor.

Why don't they just skip all the drama and ask them to provide blank pages...

Because that's about the same thing they will get...from this lawless administration...

6 posted on 09/21/2013 4:25:09 AM PDT by Popman (Liberal wars are about killing people for humanitarian reasons...)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Why don’t they just say it!? Obamacare is for Whitey with a bank account!


7 posted on 09/21/2013 4:36:32 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

http://edworkforce.house.gov/uploadedfiles/09-18-13-dol_and_omb-ppaca_and_unions.pdf Letter


8 posted on 09/21/2013 4:41:50 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Of COURSE they will EXEMPT their Union Thug Buddies...it’s where MOST of the DEMS DONATIONS come from...THUGS taking from THUGS and giving to THUGS.


9 posted on 09/21/2013 4:47:21 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The law is written in such a way that Sebelius can change whatever she wants. There need be no secret deal. Just an edict from the dictatorship.


10 posted on 09/21/2013 4:49:26 AM PDT by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: blueyon

Thanks for the link.


11 posted on 09/21/2013 4:50:08 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“And as the republican Candidate for President, I vow on my scared honor to hunt down every Federal Employee that violated civil rights and the Constitution. We will bring to jusitce those that covered and lied to protect obama and his administration and they will face this justice... and that includes obama himself”

Landslide if only.


12 posted on 09/21/2013 5:02:29 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
On this day in history:

On September 21

1792 The French National Convention voted to abolish the monarchy.

How do we do that here?

13 posted on 09/21/2013 5:06:20 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: raybbr; All

I’m already feeling the pinch of Obamacare. I just got the book on changes to my Medigap policy for next year. All co-pays are up. Services are curtailed. Many services are not allowed at all from “out of network” providers. Many services are not provided in certain counties and in certain areas of the country at all.

I’ll have to do some comparison and analysis to see if there is a better deal out there, but I suspect not.


14 posted on 09/21/2013 5:15:34 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: KeyLargo
1792 The French National Convention voted to abolish the monarchy. How do we do that here?

Make an appointment with your state rep and senator, regardless of party. Tell them they are the last hope to save what remains of our republic. Tell them you are organizing with like minded patriots to push for an Article V state amendment convention to restore federalism and our liberties.

15 posted on 09/21/2013 5:25:24 AM PDT by Jacquerie (An Article V amendment convention of the states is our only hope.)
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To: raybbr

We already have secret courts (FISA), secret laws/regulations (no fly list, FISA mandates). Why not secret financial gifts?


16 posted on 09/21/2013 5:27:13 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Action Required By all Americans....Sign & Endorse the Lee/Cruz Defund Obamacare Petition!!! NOW, TODAY!!!

(WWW.DONTFUNDOBAMACARE.COM)


17 posted on 09/21/2013 5:30:09 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Jacquerie

“Make an appointment with your state rep and senator, regardless of party. Tell them they are the last hope to save what remains of our republic.”

Yeah, sure. My representatives:

Sen. Dick Durbin

Congressman and Former Black Panther leader, Bobby Rush.


18 posted on 09/21/2013 5:31:04 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

In my opinion, one of our biggest failings as conservatives is low numbers contacting our democrat representatives and senators.

Mine are Levin and Stabenow.


19 posted on 09/21/2013 5:55:59 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: KeyLargo; cripplecreek
Yeah, sure. My representatives:

Sen. Dick Durbin

Uh, well yeah, your state senator is not Dickie Durbin.

We've got to get out of the mindset that solutions will come from Wash, DC. Focus on our states, including Illinois.

20 posted on 09/21/2013 6:36:02 AM PDT by Jacquerie (An Article V amendment convention of the states is our only hope.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks afraidfortherepublic.

The Obama Tax Hikes

to go with

The Obama Recession


21 posted on 09/21/2013 7:33:24 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

:’)


22 posted on 09/21/2013 7:34:10 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Does a bear bleep in the woods ... Oh, nevermind.


23 posted on 09/21/2013 8:04:16 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The brown shirts must be paid!


24 posted on 09/21/2013 8:23:46 AM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Where the hell is Obastard getting the money to pay for all of this?


25 posted on 09/21/2013 8:37:14 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Thanks for the ping.


26 posted on 09/21/2013 11:42:16 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Politicians who fear the people seek to disarm them. - - Bill St. Clair)
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To: KeyLargo

Mine our Senator Stabenow (stab me now) and Senator Carl Levin....both Dems...


27 posted on 09/21/2013 12:16:45 PM PDT by Engedi
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Where the hell is Obastard getting the money to pay for all of this?

Out of YOUR pocket -- and mine.

28 posted on 09/21/2013 1:14:25 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

But the president has no authority to spend monies other than what Congress approves. He cannot legally take money from one project and just switch it to another.


29 posted on 09/21/2013 1:37:45 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Obvious from the git go.


30 posted on 09/21/2013 1:42:42 PM PDT by Palio di Siena (Even the liberal media can't keep lipstick on this pig.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Obama doesn’t care about laws.

The Obama administration is being accused of trying to pull a fast one on lawmakers by re-branding a controversial immigration job — a “public advocate” for both legal and illegal immigrants — after Congress explicitly voted to defund it.

The administration over the summer quietly changed the name of the position, first created in February 2012, from “public advocate” to deputy assistant director of “Custody Programs and Community Outreach.” It was a change in name only. The administration kept the person in charge and the job description the same.

“It’s simply part of the president’s well-established pattern of abusing his authority to blow off Congress, especially when it comes to immigration,” the conservative government watchdog group said.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/05/obama-rebrands-immigration-job-to-avoid-congressional-chopping-block/#ixzz2fYuGH0Yc


31 posted on 09/21/2013 1:44:05 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Blood of Tyrants
Where the hell is Obastard getting the money to pay for all of this?

A place called Quantitative Easing

But you had it right the first time; it is a hell populated by working tax payers.

32 posted on 09/21/2013 3:35:42 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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