Skip to comments.Democratic Congressman: 'Not Fair' To Subject Congress To Obamacare Just Like Everyone Else
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 shouldnt....
(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...
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.
No desert for John. Send the child straight to bed.
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...
With any luck... the idiots seem to tolerate, if not enjoy, the bad taste.
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 ;)
>> I figured Id try it Dem style.
That takes courage. I won’t even fake a lisp on a dare...
Anyway, I’m spent. G’night.
Ohhh...you a bad, bad man.....
But I did leave myself wide open for that (snicker) ;)
Limosine leftists rarely feel the laws they impose on the masses.
This is a gift to Conservatives fighting to undo Obamacare.
It's time to nationalize!
Dear Congressman Larson - There is a pitchfork waiting with YOUR name on it!
“get there coverage”
I guess Forbes has cut back on their Editorial staff. Sequestration?
Is this from The Onion?? OMG!! No doofus, it’s not only not fair, it’s an Obamanation now.....DEAL WITH IT!
Worrying about a brain drain in congress is like worrying about dry rot aboard the Titanic.
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.
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...
Congress will merely fix the parts that affect them negatively, but won't do anything to the parts that affect us.
“Do as we say, not as we do.” - U.S. Congress
The real problem with idiots is that they don’t have a clue what’s going on. Zip. Zero. Nada.
“”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.
Don’t assume its a misspelling. Perhaps it is travel insurance....lol
It's elected jackasses like this that makes one want to run through the house with a pair of sissors.
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.
This is a winning campaign strategy for the Tea Party in ‘14. This needs to be beat like a drum on every commercial.
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.
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!!
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.
Democrats hate nothing more than to have to pay for something with their own money.