Skip to comments.Bill Bennett: 'Hypocrisy' to Exempt Congress From Obamacare
Posted on 09/25/2013 7:10:28 AM PDT by 11th_VA
The Obama administration's decision to exempt members of Congress and their staffs from participating in Obamacare is fundamentally unfair, says former Education Secretary William Bennett.
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On yahoo, posters to blogs are getting unbelievable positive responses to this. Please keep up the pressure to make Government come under this law, it is a winning emotional issue cementing the Republican point of view.
Which GOP senators were opposing their staffers from being exempted?
Makes sense in a way. The Statists think everyone is working for government anyway.
Bill Bennett catches the bus weeks late. Enjoys his nap in the mean time.
How about calling out the entir totalitarian evil for what it is, Bill?
The GOP senators oppose Obamacare, so why would they endorse implementation?
Hypocrisy. It’s what Democrats do.
‘all equal under the law’.
Hardly the first time that major group of losers have exempted themselves from what they foist on us.
Agreed, but not one single GOP senator or congressman voted for obamacare, the Democrats own it and are hypocritical about implementing for themselves and staff what they voted for. Do you get it?
Well, hypocrisy IS the hallmark of the left, isn’t it?
Because they don’t oppose it they only SAY they oppose it
"There has been a significant amount of inaccurate reporting on this issue. Like all Americans, everyone who works for the U.S. Congress, Members and staff alike, are subject to the requirements and benefits of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; it is the law of the land. The ACA requires that Members of Congress transition from the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program to the health insurance exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act beginning January 1, 2014. There have been no attempts to exempt Congress from this requirement. The federal government will continue to pay for employee's insurance premiums under the new health insurance exchanges, as do large employers across the country who offer health insurance to their employees."
Is this a bald faced damn lie? Obfuscation?
Not only is it unfair. It is also unconstitutional and illegal for the executive branch to change laws after they have been passed. These ‘exemptions’ are imperialism and are grounds for impeachment and prosecution.
The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.-Abraham Lincoln
yeah, I get it.
I think this is not really exactly about stopping Obamacare. It is about Awakening a Sleeping Giant. People are fed up about Obamacare, yes, but they are fed up with the entire ObamaCrap that Pelosi, Reid, et al. are trying to foist on We the People.
This filibuster is a line in the sand. “We have had enough!” I think it is the beginning of the end for any of Obama’s agenda, for the Dems up for re-election in 2014, and frankly for the get-along Cozy Republicans in DC.
We have had enough!
I regret to say I listen to Bill's show on my drive to work. His shelf life expired about 15 years ago.
It's either that or sports talk @ 6 AM.
I need to find my "Million Dollar Quartet" CD. Hearing Carl Perkins' "Matchbox" is a great way to start the day.
Excellent point - exempting congress has woken the sleeping giant ...
The fact he/she had to send out an email, suggests they are getting heat.
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