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Capitol´s Obamacare crisis solved
Politico, by John Bresnahan and Jake Sherman

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 8/2/2013 7:49:53 AM

Lawmakers and staff can breathe easy — their health care tab is not going to soar next year. The Office of Personnel Management, under heavy pressure from Capitol Hill, will issue a ruling that says the government can continue to make a contribution to the health care premiums of members of Congress and their aides, according to several Hill sources. A White House official confirmed the deal and said the proposed regulations will be issued next week. Just Wednesday, POLITICO reported that President Barack Obama told Democratic senators that he was personally involved in finding a solution.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 8/2/2013 8:16:11 AM     (No. 9454355)

Margaret Thatcher said, "The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people´s money."

This ticks me off to no end. I´m getting tired of saying that the Republicans had better do something about this because they are in bed with these slimy dems!

Abolish Obamacare.

FOX just played a video of the head of the IRS saying he wanted to keep the health insurance he already has. So would we! But thanks to your buddies, only the connected elites get to have US pay for theirs along with ours, which will be twice as expensive (at least) and probably less coverage. Thanks for nothing slimeballs!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bohallx, 8/2/2013 8:19:48 AM     (No. 9454368)

No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened.

That´s the 27th amendment.

Taken literally, that means "compensation for the services" ~ which is both pay and fringe benefits, and "law" ~ which is a statute, a court ruling, a form, a regulation, a Presidential executive order, ...... just all kinds of things.

There´s a USSC decision or two on every item regarding whether or not it is law or just a memo or postanote.

As I understand it, even if Congress passed a statute on the matter, this issue of using an ObamaKKKare exchange and getting whatever insurance might be offered there, can´t be changed until AFTER the election in November 2014!

A Presidential or OPM order or ruling has no effect on the 27th Amendment.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: blueline, 8/2/2013 8:21:19 AM     (No. 9454371)

This tears it! As if we needed any further evidence that we are being ruled by a bunch of morally bankrupt, self-serving tyrants, here comes this. If we do not rise to the challenge now, our posterity will curse our memory for allowing the open theft of their liberty.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Daisymay, 8/2/2013 8:26:19 AM     (No. 9454381)

Yeah...as the Staffers and Lawmakers keep saying..."It´s the Law of the Land". They tell us to sit down and shut up and accept it because THEY wrote it and John Roberts said it was ok to force it on us, so tough!
Don´t cha just love what has happened to our country under OBAMA and his PARTY! Sad to see some Republicans were fighting to side with the Democrats on this. It all comes down to members of congress watching out for NUMBER ONE when it comes right down to it!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: cartcart, 8/2/2013 8:26:41 AM     (No. 9454384)

Illegitimate sons comes to my mind--dirty, stinking, low-down knd.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jalo1951, 8/2/2013 9:07:48 AM     (No. 9454467)

With respect to my grandmother who said you should never hate anyone I hate these people. I had to give up my insurance because my premiums doubled to $400 a paycheck and I simply could not afford it. So while these people who certainly make much more than I do are getting to keep their cushy taxpayer funded health care while the rest of us are being screwed by the elites. I don´t know what to say about our country anymore. I don´t recognize her and it makes me sad. Where is the out cry?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 8/2/2013 9:24:09 AM     (No. 9454502)

Laws for thee, but not for me -- that should be Congress´ motto.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: F16 guy, 8/2/2013 9:46:48 AM     (No. 9454550)


I can´t say it enough:

The way Washington does business will not change because of who we send there.

What MUST change is the system itself. Whether it be Levin´s "Liberty Amendments", repealing amendments, term limits, states seceding, or whatever, FUNDAMENTAL change must take place.

Anything less is simply changing drivers on the Titanic.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: Salt5792, 8/2/2013 9:49:42 AM     (No. 9454558)

More lawlessness.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: birddog, 8/2/2013 10:09:51 AM     (No. 9454610)

Soooo...Will they be paying the 40% Tax on "Gold Plated" Plans out of pocket? Or will it be waived?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: happy conservative, 8/2/2013 10:23:37 AM     (No. 9454643)

What ever Lola wants, Lola gets.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: specialmomo, 8/2/2013 10:43:19 AM     (No. 9454705)

It is such a joy to help these poor folks with healthcare. We love paying more taxes for this and having our jobs reduced to part-time. The tyrants are such royalty. We must serve.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: kennedylaw, 8/2/2013 11:02:05 AM     (No. 9454762)

That´s a relief. I was really worried that the congress-critters would have to live with Obamanationcare like the rest of us.

Obamanationcare is for the little people.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Keekng, 8/2/2013 11:24:28 AM     (No. 9454818)

What about us poor b****rds on fixed incomes whose taxes and insurance goes up every year but our gross income remains the same?
All you politicians who are sending out sob stories about beating the opposition can stuff it! Not one more penny from this American and no more votes for incumbents unless they prove their worth. Senator Lindsey Graham, I suggest you look for other employment.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: dogbreath, 8/2/2013 2:48:25 PM     (No. 9455233)

So you´ve been surgically castrated, Missy Bone-head. Must I pay for that? I hate you gummint creeps!

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