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Exempted from Obamacare: Senior Staff Who Wrote The Bill
The New Ledger ^ | 3/22/2010 | Ben Domenech

Posted on 03/22/2010 4:18:39 PM PDT by Bell407Pilot

For as long as the political fight took over the past year, the abbreviated review process on the health care legislation currently pending on President Obama’s desk is unquestionably going to result in some surprises — as happens with any piece of mashed-up legislation — both for the congressmen who voted for it and for the American people.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 111th; bhohealthcare; exempt; obamacare; staff
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Elitist Liberal Socialists too good for their own laws.....
1 posted on 03/22/2010 4:18:39 PM PDT by Bell407Pilot
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To: Bell407Pilot

They are trying to deny that this is true and the media is not running with it.


2 posted on 03/22/2010 4:22:02 PM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: Bell407Pilot
Tar & Feather them then frog-march to guillotines.
3 posted on 03/22/2010 4:22:49 PM PDT by Shqipo (Manassas III... Where will it be?)
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To: Bell407Pilot

blood pressure rising, blood shooting from eyes, head exploding.


4 posted on 03/22/2010 4:22:51 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Bell407Pilot

Seems to me that violates the equal protection clause.


5 posted on 03/22/2010 4:23:29 PM PDT by NoobRep
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To: Bell407Pilot

"Obamacare is for you stupid taxpayers – who live only to serve us
and fill our brothels with your daughters and sons.
Obamacare will NEVER be for our wives,
or mistresses, or staffers, or those we select."

6 posted on 03/22/2010 4:25:43 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Bell407Pilot

This site must be busy - can’t get the page to load!


7 posted on 03/22/2010 4:27:36 PM PDT by securityMama (I'm a Mississippian by choice!)
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To: Bell407Pilot

Since it is established that they can have a separate plan from the rest of the country... Perhaps a bill saying members of congress are ineligible for ANY health insurance.


8 posted on 03/22/2010 4:28:08 PM PDT by Shanty Shaker
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To: Bell407Pilot

“Elitist Liberal Socialists too good for their own laws.....”

Isn’t that just TOO special...morons...deserve tar, feathers and rails, they do. The lot of ‘em.


9 posted on 03/22/2010 4:30:04 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Bell407Pilot

TIME MAG today:

The President, however, may be indifferent to the acrid fussing of his Republican foes. He will be able to bask once again in the glow of positive press coverage (accented by a momentous signing ceremony), which will focus on four areas helpful to the Democrats’ prospects in November: the masterful display of White House patience and competence that got the job done; the elements of the legislation that are in fact consistently popular with large numbers of Americans, such as its insurance-company crackdowns; the return of the meme that Republicans are the party of No; and the accompanying rising poll numbers for the Administration and the new law…

Democrats will be joined in the fray by much of the press. For Republicans, this will seem like familiar ground, since generations of conservatives have complained that the so-called mainstream media have been biased against them. Well, get ready, Republicans, for déjà vu all over again. The coverage through November likely will highlight the most extreme attacks on the President and his law and spotlight stories of real Americans whose lives have been improved by access to health care (pushed, no doubt, by Democrats from every competitive congressional district and state). The louder Republicans yell, the more they will be characterized and caricatured as sore losers infuriated by the first major delivery of candidate Obama’s promise of “change.” The focus on the weekend’s alleged racial and gay-bashing verbal attacks by opponents of the Democrats’ plan should be a caution to Republican strategists trying to figure out how to manage the media this year.


10 posted on 03/22/2010 4:31:00 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: roses of sharon

Republicans need to start their assault now!


11 posted on 03/22/2010 4:33:06 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: rockabyebaby

Imagine, when the Income Tax was created, if they said those who created it were not bound by it!

This is insane!

We need a revolution in this nation!


12 posted on 03/22/2010 4:33:26 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Bell407Pilot
"Exempted from Obamacare: Senior Staff Who Wrote The Bill"

Naturally.

13 posted on 03/22/2010 4:33:32 PM PDT by ronnyquest (There's a communist living in the White House! Now, what are you going to do about it?)
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To: Shqipo

14 posted on 03/22/2010 4:34:50 PM PDT by BossLady (POLITICS - Showbiz for Ugly People)
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To: Bell407Pilot

When they said “Change”, they didn’t mean for themselves. :)


15 posted on 03/22/2010 4:35:21 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Bell407Pilot

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.


16 posted on 03/22/2010 4:37:55 PM PDT by Starstruck
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To: roses of sharon

What bullshit.


17 posted on 03/22/2010 4:39:18 PM PDT by library user
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To: roses of sharon

Since a bunch of lies passed the bill, why shouldn’t Obama’s media friends use a bunch of lies to try to sell the bill?


18 posted on 03/22/2010 4:40:22 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Bell407Pilot

This is what I’ve been waiting for. I knew they exempted themselves. This needs to be a top talking point along with how obama had to BRIBE his own party to pass this obamanation.


19 posted on 03/22/2010 4:44:00 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Is this saying Congress is exempt from additional taxes to pay for Health care. If so then why is it good for us and not good enough for them.


20 posted on 03/22/2010 4:45:20 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Boardwalk
"...and the media is not running with it."

...and they never will, as long as Dems are in power. That will never change.

21 posted on 03/22/2010 4:45:51 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: Orange1998
Is this saying Congress is exempt from additional taxes to pay for Health care. If so then why is it good for us and not good enough for them.

Is this legal?

22 posted on 03/22/2010 4:46:03 PM PDT by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: Bell407Pilot

I wouldn’t expect any less. Hail to our leaders.


23 posted on 03/22/2010 4:46:17 PM PDT by Indy Pendance (Gone Galt)
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To: Bell407Pilot

I’ll bet that the overwhelming majority of those that favor Obamacare for the rest of us are exempt from it themselves — which tells us all we want to know about it.


24 posted on 03/22/2010 4:46:48 PM PDT by Uncle Chip (TRUTH : Ignore it. Deride it. Allegorize it. Interpret it. But you can't ESCAPE it.)
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To: Orange1998

awww sit down and shut up like the good little peon you are! can’t have anybody getting uppity to the magic negro!


25 posted on 03/22/2010 4:47:14 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: jersey117

That needs to be the grounds of an Amendment XIV suit. We aren’t getting equal protection before the law.


26 posted on 03/22/2010 4:47:49 PM PDT by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is is armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: roses of sharon

That is just sickening. They’re not only dispensing with any pretense of objectivity, they’re rubbing our noses in it.

I was at a class last week wherein one of the guest speakers was a reporter from congressional quarterly. He bemoaned the fact that conventional media is dying and he might not have a job by age 50. I did my best to suppress hysterical laughter.


27 posted on 03/22/2010 4:48:00 PM PDT by VoiceOfBruck (earthlings make me very angry)
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To: Bell407Pilot

The more that comes out about this, the uglier it’s going to look.


28 posted on 03/22/2010 4:48:03 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: BossLady
Sweet! Is that Nancy or Stupak under all that gunk?
29 posted on 03/22/2010 4:50:34 PM PDT by Shqipo (Manassas III... Where will it be?)
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To: b4its2late

Heck it takes time to read the 2,700 page bill.


30 posted on 03/22/2010 4:51:21 PM PDT by Orange1998
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It keeps getting better...Typical of liberals, telling everyone else what to do and not abiding.


31 posted on 03/22/2010 4:51:34 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Call me when the bullets start flying.)
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To: Orange1998

LOL, that it does..


32 posted on 03/22/2010 4:53:47 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Michael Barnes

Man...........this just further feeds my unfortunate cynicism. What a bunch of arrogant losers.


33 posted on 03/22/2010 4:53:56 PM PDT by hal ogen ($10 (I think) ajmo0unts through the internet from all over the world.)
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To: library user
The new "BS":

What Pelosi!

34 posted on 03/22/2010 4:58:53 PM PDT by Does so (ObamaCare...I pay for medical-marijuana claims by millions of Americans?)
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To: Diogenesis

re: that picture, and other gloating we’ve been seeing and hearing.

The mouth of the Lord has spoken: “Pride cometh before a fall.”


35 posted on 03/22/2010 5:02:02 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: b4its2late; Orange1998
 
 
NOW that something concrete has been passed and is no longer morphing by the day, folk can get down to the business of constructive analysis and pick the damned thing apart. It's a slapped together piece of junk with weaknesses all over the place. A lot of bogeys are waiting to be found in that thing.
 
 

36 posted on 03/22/2010 5:03:57 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: roses of sharon

I like it when they get insufferaby smug, they’re easier to blindside.


37 posted on 03/22/2010 5:05:50 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: roses of sharon

Wear that badge of “NO!” proudly - in the case of the Republicans, it means fighting tyranny and protecting our God-given freedoms.


38 posted on 03/22/2010 5:09:36 PM PDT by Ladysmith ("A community organizer can't bitch when communities organize." Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Bell407Pilot
Elitist Scum!
39 posted on 03/22/2010 5:10:02 PM PDT by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: roses of sharon
The focus on the weekend’s alleged racial and gay-bashing verbal attacks by opponents of the Democrats’ plan should be a caution to Republican strategists trying to figure out how to manage the media this year.

Translation: We in the MSM will spin the story any way we like.

40 posted on 03/22/2010 5:11:42 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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To: securityMama

Still can’t get the site to load. Coincidence?


41 posted on 03/22/2010 5:17:03 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Boardwalk

The newspaper print media for the most part belongs to Guilds (especially the reporters and editors) and the Guilds are part of the Communication Workers of America (if part of The Newspaper Guild of America) as such they stand to be exempt from the surcharge on Cadillac Plans which would cost their firms millions and millions which they can’t raise by increasing ad revenues or cutting many expenses other than personnel costs. That means they have a vested interest in Health Care Reform (especially i9f their programs are underfunded like most of the plans)since it saves their jobs.


42 posted on 03/22/2010 5:20:00 PM PDT by airedale
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To: Uncle Chip

+++ Ill bet that the overwhelming majority of those that favor Obamacare for the rest of us are exempt from it themselves which tells us all we want to know about it. +++

Exempt: the “MILLSTONERS”.......I’d like to get th actual numbers here. Fit’s right in with a “Beltway Bailout” for the millstoners, while the rest of the country suffers job losses. (They’re “exempt”)


43 posted on 03/22/2010 5:20:18 PM PDT by Varsity Flight
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To: Bell407Pilot; Diogenesis

Remember the Animal Farm mantra?

Certainly it applies to the globalist elite who think they are superior to the American middle class.


44 posted on 03/22/2010 5:24:04 PM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: Bell407Pilot

bump


45 posted on 03/22/2010 5:25:38 PM PDT by gibsosa
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To: roses of sharon
The coverage through November likely will highlight the most extreme attacks on the President and his law and spotlight stories of real Americans whose lives have been improved by access to health care (pushed, no doubt, by Democrats from every competitive congressional district and state).

That's a neat trick, since we'll be taxed now and the benefits don't kick in 'til 2013 or 2014.

46 posted on 03/22/2010 5:26:13 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Bell407Pilot

Gee, if this healthcare bill is such a good thing, why would they deny themselves its benefits?


47 posted on 03/22/2010 5:30:55 PM PDT by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: NoobRep
Seems to me that violates the equal protection clause.

Whatever it is, it is the common practice in DC. Heck, for a long time Congress exempted itself from the laws governing personnel equal rights legislation.

48 posted on 03/22/2010 5:31:51 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: NoobRep
Seems to me that violates the equal protection clause.

Democrats have been opposing the Equal Protection Clause for 142 years now.

49 posted on 03/22/2010 5:33:07 PM PDT by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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50 posted on 03/22/2010 5:35:13 PM PDT by AtlasThugged09
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