Skip to comments.Ron Johnson: I'm Suing Over ObamaCare Exemptions for Congress
Posted on 01/06/2014 8:25:37 AM PST by SeekAndFind
On Monday, Jan. 6, I am filing suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin to make Congress live by the letter of the health-care law it imposed on the rest of America. By arranging for me and other members of Congress and their staffs to receive benefits intentionally ruled out by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the administration has exceeded its legal authority.
(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...
Should be interesting to watch. Glad he did it.
It will no doubt be dismissed as “without standing” or some other legal BS.
Finally someone is calling them out on this. Each exemption needs to be justified.
We are in a more equal than others situation and no one is covering it effectively.
RE: Why aren’t the rest of the Republican Senators co-sponsoring his bill?
Why would anyone want to leave their Cadillac plan to go to Obamacare?
That’s only for the ignorant masses /s
Sorry, this is just some phony baloney red meat for the base. Nothing will happen. Even if the GOP gains a court victory they will give it away like they did on the recess appointments.
The governments defense will be that its an employer contribution, which I assumed they got before Obamacare.
In any case this will put the issue in the news.
I just sent both my heathen senators and my congressman emails with the link to the WSJ article and demanded an explanation
Ron Johnson? Ron Johnson just wet on our shoe last month in the senate against the Cruz revolt.
It was CRUZ who went out on the limb, showed the underbelly of Obamacare to the sheeple, and set this whole thing in noisy motion. Now, the world mocked him, sees he was correct on every jot and tittle, and now Senate RINO’s want to steal his message for their own.
These guys are just working the rope line to see whom it is among conservatives they can sucker into re-election support. Undoubtedly, this is just step one of many bait and switches to come from the broader RNC strategy to smarmy the gullible.
Is that the best these congress critters got, a lawsuit? They are one of 535 people with the power to stop this nonsense and they’re suing? I want my America back.
The courts are being forced to do what the lame and worthless CONgress will not. That is, enforce the law they passed.
Impeach Obama in 2014. Period.
The US House of Representatives is analogous to a Police Force - - - their main job of Check and Balance is to arrest the perp by Impeaching the perp.
The US Senate is analogous to a Jury of Peers who have the power to throw the Impeached perp off of the taxpayer gravy train, take away his residence, ban him from building a Library paid for by us, and ban him from using his personal Corporate Jet, Air Force One.
Most RINO Americans want to wait, Wait, WAIT! until they control the House, the Senate and the White House.
To those weak-kneeded summer soldier patriots I say Enjoy the Obamanation that you have tolerated since January, 2009.
In similar manner, we Summer Soldier Conservatives continue to tolerate a wimpy, hand-wringing, sobbing, crybaby Speaker of the House Boehner as our sorry chief policeman.
Oh, if only my best friends across the aisle would just play nicey nice - - - is the perfect quote that fire-in-the-belly Socialist-Democrats love to hear from their doormat, cowardly, Obamacrat RINOs.
Yes indeed, as long as we WAIT for things to be PERFECT we will never attack those whose goal is to destroy the US Constitution.
Suck it up you sorry House RINOs, and replace John Benghazi Coverup Boehner with SC Rep Trey Gowdey, or SC Rep Joe Wilson.
Without a fire-in-the-belly Republican Speaker of the House, Obamacrat RINOs will continue to cave in to their best friends across the aisle, to the unbridled glee of every Democrat voter in America!
House RINOs: Pretend that you are paid by taxpayers to fight to enforce the US Constitution.
Fight or go home, House RINOs.
FIGHT or we will send you home!
Impeach Obama in 2014. Period.
The RINO Establishment has been, is now, and forever will be a spineless relic that is incapable of protecting the US Constitution.
Commie Obama came in 1-2009, and by 12-24-2009 he had Nationalized one sixth of the US Economy.
Now, four YEARS later, loyal RINO Establishment stalwarts estimate that it will take a generation (20-25 years) to undo what Commie Obama did in eleven MONTHS.
What does it take for the Loyalist RINOs to draw a line in the sand?
As for concern about loss of political capital and other Leftstream Media manipulating tactics, when in the next 20 to 25 years would be a good time for yall to consider to begin to commence thinking about draining the swamp full of Leftstream Media alligators?
There are more of us than there are of them, so grow a pair and FIGHT the Left Stream Media!
Remember this: Commie Obama is counting on never being held accountable for his violations of the US Constitution.
BTW, Boehner and McConnell have done their best to not hold Commie Obama accountable for 4 years.
Thus, support for the RINO Establishment is to continue to endorse the Boehner-McConnell protection from accountability plan for Commie Obama.
What took him so long??? Just like Rand Paul.....WHAT TOOK SO DAMN LONG??? Why not file suit while the story is HOT??
“Ron Johnson? Ron Johnson just wet on our shoe last month in the senate against the Cruz revolt.”
Exactly! I supported Ron Johnson’s bid for office, despite having no connection to WI. I sent him money and promoted him on FB and elsewhere. No more! After his spineless performances over the past year, and his rude demeanor toward Mark Levin, he will never get another cent from me.
You might get the House to bring charges, but the Senate is still Dem controlled. We will not know until after the 2014 Elections if we can gain control of the senate as 1/3rd are up for re-election. And the another couple of issues is how many of those senators up for re-elections that are RINOS can we get rid of. Doesn’t do you any good to get control of both houses unless you turn it conservative by a veto proof majority. Then beware biden is then cic for the rest of the term, unless you can get him, followed by Cry Baby RINO another undesirable CIC.
We need a list of RINOS to target, I’ll start it.
1) TN RINO Sen Lamar Alexander, career politician, 73, votes more dem than GOP, just voted to gut,cut Military pensions and health care. Among only 1 of his RINO votes.
Nice try to regain your TEA Party street cred, Senator. But you voted to cave on the budget and fund Obamacide, and we know you voted to cave on the budget to fund Obamacide.
So it won’t work.
Aren’t muzzies also exempt from the burden of Obamacare? Why?
SNORT! Johnson is a senator from Wisconsin, so I'm positive some black-robed goon appointed by Clinton or Carter will say that even Johnson has no standing! This is the degree to which our "justice" system has devolved.
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