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Democratic Congressman: 'Not Fair' To Subject Congress To Obamacare Just Like Everyone Else
Forbes ^ | June 13, 2013 | Robert Book

Posted on 06/15/2013 12:33:39 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) was being debated, proponents were accused of saddling Americans with inferior and expensive health care while keeping generous coverage for themselves at taxpayer expense. To rebut that allegation and build confidence in the bill, a provision was added mandating that members of Congress – and their staff members – get there coverage through the new exchange system the bill set up. Now that the time to sign up for exchange coverage is nearing, a Democratic member, Rep. John Larson (D., Conn.), is saying that “this is simply not fair” – as key staff members head for the exits to avoid Obamacare.

Politico reports that “many on Capitol Hill fear it could lead to a brain drain” and notes that “[t]he problem is far more acute in the House, where lawmakers and aides are generally younger and less wealthy.”

What? Obamacare disproportionally hurts those with lower incomes? It may come as a surprise, but it shouldn’t....

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


TOPICS: Connecticut; Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: abortion; congress; connecticut; deathpanels; democrats; obama; obamacare; zerocare

1 posted on 06/15/2013 12:33:39 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They need to reap what they sew. I have an idea, hire the illegal aliens under the Immigration Bill. Apparently, they don’t have to buy Obamacare so all the employers, like the House, wishing to avoid pesky penalties can just hire immigrants.


2 posted on 06/15/2013 12:42:21 AM PDT by marsh2
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No desert for John. Send the child straight to bed.


3 posted on 06/15/2013 12:42:51 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

With any luck this will leave SUCH a bad taste in Obama worshiping mouths, they will wake up just enough to not vote for the Dems and flock to the Greens.

I would haZ a sad...


4 posted on 06/15/2013 12:48:01 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

With any luck... the idiots seem to tolerate, if not enjoy, the bad taste.


5 posted on 06/15/2013 12:51:00 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I think Rush brought this up yesterday. The Congressmen’s aides are going to quit so they can keep their current insurance. I think if you serve office, first, there some be part time sessions like Texas. The less time the politicians are in DC the less damage they can do and then they can get real jobs like the rest of us who pay for their luxuries. Second, everyone in the DC loop, should be subject to the same rules and regulations as us. Politicians have long forgotten, they work for us, not the other way around.
6 posted on 06/15/2013 12:51:34 AM PDT by Nitehawk0325 (This conservative believes in a smaller government and NO EPA.)
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To: Gene Eric

I figured I’d try it Dem style. If someone said it on the net, it must be true so I engineered a self-fulfilling prophecy ;)


7 posted on 06/15/2013 12:53:31 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

>> I figured I’d try it Dem style.

That takes courage. I won’t even fake a lisp on a dare...

Anyway, I’m spent. G’night.


8 posted on 06/15/2013 1:02:05 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

Ohhh...you a bad, bad man.....

But I did leave myself wide open for that (snicker) ;)


9 posted on 06/15/2013 1:09:23 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Limosine leftists rarely feel the laws they impose on the masses.

This is a gift to Conservatives fighting to undo Obamacare.


10 posted on 06/15/2013 1:11:28 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If ya can't beat em, join em!

It's time to nationalize!

Congress's assets!

11 posted on 06/15/2013 1:13:24 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Now that the time to sign up for exchange coverage is nearing, a Democratic member, Rep. John Larson (D., Conn.), is saying that “this is simply not fair” – as key staff members head for the exits to avoid Obamacare.

Dear Congressman Larson - There is a pitchfork waiting with YOUR name on it!

12 posted on 06/15/2013 1:39:42 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

“get there coverage”

Sheesh.


13 posted on 06/15/2013 2:43:06 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

14 posted on 06/15/2013 2:45:29 AM PDT by mirkwood
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I guess Forbes has cut back on their Editorial staff. Sequestration?


15 posted on 06/15/2013 2:46:33 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is this from The Onion?? OMG!! No doofus, it’s not only not fair, it’s an Obamanation now.....DEAL WITH IT!


16 posted on 06/15/2013 2:51:43 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Worrying about a brain drain in congress is like worrying about dry rot aboard the Titanic.


17 posted on 06/15/2013 3:35:44 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fairness is an integral part of your leaders initiative, no? Above everyone else I believe congress and thier families should be enrolled in thier own legislation.


18 posted on 06/15/2013 3:43:45 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
HYPOCRITES!!!

What else can you say?

HYPOCRITES!!!!

19 posted on 06/15/2013 3:51:19 AM PDT by djf (Rich widows: My Bitcoin address is... 1ETDmR4GDjwmc9rUEQnfB1gAnk6WLmd3n6)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Last time I heard the phrase brain drain.. it was the bankers and they got big time bailouts.. and are still getting what 80 billion a month in QE4infinity...


20 posted on 06/15/2013 4:02:52 AM PDT by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: RginTN
This is a gift to Conservatives fighting to undo Obamacare.

Congress will merely fix the parts that affect them negatively, but won't do anything to the parts that affect us.

21 posted on 06/15/2013 4:04:22 AM PDT by Jess Kitting
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Do as we say, not as we do.” - U.S. Congress


22 posted on 06/15/2013 4:06:27 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Gene Eric

The real problem with idiots is that they don’t have a clue what’s going on. Zip. Zero. Nada.


23 posted on 06/15/2013 4:49:46 AM PDT by dsat4life (Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty . . . who was, who is, and is to come!! Amen!)
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To: Jess Kitting

“”Congress will merely fix the parts that affect them negatively, but won’t do anything to the parts that affect us.”

Yes. The politburo always takes care of itself.


24 posted on 06/15/2013 5:03:48 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Don’t assume its a misspelling. Perhaps it is travel insurance....lol


25 posted on 06/15/2013 5:35:29 AM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Rep. John Larson (D., Conn.), is saying that “this is simply not fair” ...

It's elected jackasses like this that makes one want to run through the house with a pair of sissors.

26 posted on 06/15/2013 6:00:13 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bm


27 posted on 06/15/2013 6:03:05 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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28 posted on 06/15/2013 6:10:48 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

I predict there will be a bill submitted by liberals that will help children. They will guilt the repblicans into going along.

In he bill will be one sentence omitting staffers from Obamacare.

It will be done in the middle of the night( probably the Friday of labor day weekend) and that will be it.


29 posted on 06/15/2013 6:21:01 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is a winning campaign strategy for the Tea Party in ‘14. This needs to be beat like a drum on every commercial.


30 posted on 06/15/2013 6:24:24 AM PDT by Clay Moore ("In politics, stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“many on Capitol Hill fear it could lead to a brain drain”

LOL! You mean the same "brains" that concocted the steaming pile of communist crap that IS the "Affordable Care Act" (a.k.a. - the Communist Affordable Care Act - CACA)? Sounds like "brains" we can not only afford to lose, but SHOULD lose.

Then there are the "brains" in Congress that think too many people on one end of Guam might "capsize" the island. I could go on.

It's typical arrogance on the part of the privileged, indoctrinated elitists who rule over us that obviously they are the "brains," and that the rest of us mere peons somehow cannot live without them and their brilliant central planning and hard left meddling in our lives.

31 posted on 06/15/2013 7:10:30 AM PDT by MCH
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dear Rep. larson,

In the beginning of the movie, “Circle of Iron”, there is a scene of some poor misguided souls, as you would call them, about to be forced to not slide down a greased pole, with another shorter pole of more poignant geometry below.

Now, if I were thinking of transporting anybody into any fictional movie scenery, for any idea of my furtive mind, I dare you to take a guess!!


32 posted on 06/15/2013 7:46:21 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


33 posted on 06/15/2013 8:02:26 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bookmark


34 posted on 06/15/2013 8:34:58 AM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not fair? Rep. Larson, your being subject to the same law that you intend to impose on all of the American people is the epitome of fairness.

It is unfair for you to oppress us with this disgusting, expensive, and discriminatory law but exempt yourselves.

We’re all waiting to see if your death panels treat you elitists the same way they treat us.

Wanker.


35 posted on 06/15/2013 10:21:23 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Democrats hate nothing more than to have to pay for something with their own money.


36 posted on 06/15/2013 10:23:15 AM PDT by Vaduz
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