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Obamacare for Thee
But Not for Me

National Review Online, by Veronique de Rugy

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 8/2/2013 11:06:44 AM

Congress can breath easy now since it won’t be subjected to the ironically titled Affordable Care Act. As I mentioned on Tuesday, according to the New York Times, many in Congress were “freaking out” about having to get their insurance through the Obamacare exchanges without the lavish subsidies that they usually benefit from as federal employees. Manhattan Institute’s Avik Roy has a good summary of the issue t:his morning. Here is a tidbit: According to John Bresnahan and Jake Sherman of Politico, President Obama has personally involved himself in the

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Another day, another outrage. This will go over well at the townhall meetings over the summer. s/o

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/2/2013 11:53:54 AM     (No. 9454875)

Why don´t they just make it fair. Like all the Democrats who voted for ObamaCare and their staffs go on ObamaCare, and all the Republicans who did not vote for ObamaCare and their staffs get to stay on their current health care plans. Then everyone should be happy.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 8/2/2013 11:57:52 AM     (No. 9454880)

Funny that everyone here was predicting this years ago. Lying liberals are so easy to figure.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jalo1951, 8/2/2013 12:00:36 PM     (No. 9454884)

Poorly paid staff? I want actual salary numbers. Let us see just exactly how poorly paid they are. I be they make a lot more than I do and my premium was going to be $400 a paycheck. That would have been more than half of a paycheck. I am tired of being screwed with my own tax money.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: nosillod, 8/2/2013 12:02:45 PM     (No. 9454892)

What ever happened to equal protection under the law? This is a unconstitutional as it gets.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 8/2/2013 12:09:10 PM     (No. 9454912)

Congress is worried their aides will leave for better-paying jobs?

Where are these jobs, so I can tell my young college-educated relatives where to apply. Most of them are working at part-time contract jobs with no benefits, if they have a job at all.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dwa, 8/2/2013 12:27:33 PM     (No. 9454955)

Congress should be able to pass no law unless that law also applies to them and their staff members.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: enuf8, 8/2/2013 12:53:48 PM     (No. 9455011)

All the more reason to Defund....NOW.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: nonsense, 8/2/2013 2:14:14 PM     (No. 9455182)

Rush addressed this today. Staffers earn $70,000 at the low end and more than 6 figures at the middle end. So, over-burdened tax paying Americans will be forced to pay for 75% of the Obamacare costs for the staffers who did the polish on this hellcare bill for the rest of us will exempt themselves. Doesn´t that just send your blood pressure soaring?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: TXknitter, 8/2/2013 3:59:18 PM     (No. 9455330)

Well, this is precisely why we cannot afford to have any benchwarmers in our Congress. If they will not stand up with us against this outrage, they should not get our vote. When we say it, mean it and DO IT, Congress will represent the poor taxpayers. Until then, it´s a world class health system for some and Medicaid-style leftovers for the rest of us.

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