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IRS Chief: I Want to Keep My Health Care Plan, Not Switch to Obamacare
weeklystandard.com ^ | 8/1/13 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 08/01/2013 9:52:12 AM PDT by ColdOne

IRS chief Daniel Werfel says he wants to keep his health care plan, not switch to Obamacare:

"Mr. Werfel, last week your employees who are a member of the National Treasury Employee's Union sent a form letter for union members to send in to ask they be exempt from the exchanges," a congressman asked. "Why are your employees trying to exempt themselves from the very law that you're tasked to enforce?"

"I don't want to speak for the NTEU, but I'll offer a perspective as a federal employee myself and a federal employee at the IRS," said the IRS chief. "And that is, we have right now as employees of the government, of the IRS, affordable health care coverage. I think the ACA was designed to provide an

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KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; abortion; aca; acafraud; commiecare; deathpanels; democrats; healthcare; irs; nteu; obama; obamacare; obamacarehearing; scandals; wefel; zerocare
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1 posted on 08/01/2013 9:52:12 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

The nomenklatura want their special treatment. 0bamacare is for the little people.


2 posted on 08/01/2013 9:56:35 AM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: ColdOne

When you see the rats scurrying to jump off the ship, what does that say about the ship?


3 posted on 08/01/2013 9:56:48 AM PDT by sinatorhellary
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To: ColdOne

Obamacare is for the subjugated masses.


4 posted on 08/01/2013 9:56:55 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: ColdOne

Too bad... so sad... Stand over there with the rest comrade...


5 posted on 08/01/2013 9:58:15 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: ColdOne

I won’t hold back. To the Capital Prick at the I.R.S. I had affordable health insurance before you @sshats voted for Democrats to be in charge of not only my health care, whether or not I recieve it and whether I can receive subsidies while having access to all my finances. You, Capital Prick at the I.R.S. will rot in hell. Eventually!


6 posted on 08/01/2013 9:59:25 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: ColdOne
I would prefer to stay with the current policy that I'm pleased with rather than go through a change if I don't need to go through that change."

Friggin' hypocrite!

7 posted on 08/01/2013 10:00:10 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: ColdOne

Dittos to THAT!


8 posted on 08/01/2013 10:00:26 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: ColdOne

Well pardon me for being blunt since us paens out here don’t have any choice,I submit you sir as a government SERVANT,you don’t get one either,we can solve your problem by closing the IRS


9 posted on 08/01/2013 10:01:50 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: ColdOne

Affordable? Because I pay for it, not you.


10 posted on 08/01/2013 10:03:15 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (My tagline seems to be missing.......PEOPLE!!!! PEOPLE!!!!!)
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To: sinatorhellary

Nothing the low-information voter won’t read or hear about for themselves.


11 posted on 08/01/2013 10:03:20 AM PDT by wastedyears (One nation, under wub. Saints Row IV)
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To: ColdOne

Talk about an empty suit. Where in the world do they get these guys? So he says, “I think the ACA was designed to provide an option or an alternative for individuals that do not [like there coverage]. But where exactly are the funds going to come from to pay for obamacare if not from picking the pocket of those that are happy with their coverage?


12 posted on 08/01/2013 10:03:44 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: ColdOne

This should be plastered on every bus stop, subway and outside of every unemployment office and local entitlement office so Obama’s voters can see what a frigging deal they got. The people responsible for FINING you Obama monkey voters and telling you what you deserve don’t even want the damned AFHCA insurance....hear that?


13 posted on 08/01/2013 10:04:40 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: ColdOne

ALL employees of government (local, state, federal) should have to suffer under their own shitty laws like the rest of us!


14 posted on 08/01/2013 10:05:00 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: ColdOne

Well come onnnn , that’s the way it should be shouldn’t it? The aristocracy rules and we get the privilege to support them! I feel *so* lucky! I do hope Obama approves another $100 million in bonuses for them.


15 posted on 08/01/2013 10:05:40 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: ColdOne
I POSTED THIS ON ANOTHER THREAD:

Did anyone else hear Newt on Ingraham’s show this a.m.?

Newt sided with Mike Lee, Ted Cruz et al. Ingraham tried every possible way to argue and reason Newt out of taking their side, but he did not budge on it.

What Newt said was, you must start from the premise that Obamacare is an unmittigated disaster for healthcare, the economy, freedom, etc. From that factual premise, you cannot - CANNOT - argue that you must nevertheless vote to fund it.

He said, GOP, spend the next weeks pounding home what a disaster this is for our country. That it is so horrific, it is simply out of the question to vote funding for it.

Then, follow Mike Lee’s plan, pass a CR that funds EVERYTHING ELSE but Obamacare.

Show that it isn’t a government shutdown they’re seeking but to stop something that is so destructive they cannot vote to fund it.

Thereby Obama will show his hand that he so loves the idea of forcing this horrific monster on Americans, he would rather shut down the entire government.

Ingraham was pretty much left disarmed by her interview with Newt. She shot every arrow of “concern” in her quiver and could not land one, not one.

16 posted on 08/01/2013 10:10:03 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear." - Glenn Beck)
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To: ColdOne
Democrats are Law-Less

Republicans are Ball-Less.

17 posted on 08/01/2013 10:11:56 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: ColdOne

So basically Obamacare will be forced on the politically unconnected.

If there was ever an issue for the Republicans, that would appeal to former enemies; this might be it.


18 posted on 08/01/2013 10:13:22 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: txrangerette

Laura does NOTHING but BEAT UP on Conservatives.....she is so RUDE tot hem, I turn her off.


19 posted on 08/01/2013 10:13:46 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: sinatorhellary

well i’m just a commoner and i don’t want obamacare

i tell u one thing, if Congress and staff r exempted from obamacare, i will protest and revolt. PERIOD


20 posted on 08/01/2013 10:14:20 AM PDT by ncpatriot
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To: Timber Rattler

Not only a hypocrite, but an idiot.

The affordable coverage he has now will be made to disappear. That is the plan. Obama is going to close down all other Insurance companies and plans and put everyone except himself and maybe Congress on Obamacare.


21 posted on 08/01/2013 10:14:36 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: txrangerette; C. Edmund Wright
Thanks for the summary. This is good stuff. I did not hear the show.

Newt ping. If only .....

22 posted on 08/01/2013 10:18:30 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: ColdOne
I think if you're an individual who is satisfied with your health care coverage, you're probably in a better position to stick with that coverage than go through the change of moving into a different environment and going through that process.

This ignorant fool is under the delusion that everyone has that choice. No clue as to how the law incentivizes business to drop their plans and/or reclassify employees from full- to part-time. And his agency is going to be the enforcer?

23 posted on 08/01/2013 10:18:48 AM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: ColdOne

Too freaking bad... let Congress and the executive branch get the same rotten deal as the rest of us. I have long though we need a Constutional amendment that Congress and the Executive branch that prohibits them from being exempted from any law.


24 posted on 08/01/2013 10:19:13 AM PDT by The Great RJ (construction)
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To: ColdOne
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I know how you feel.

However, there are at least two ways to look at this as I would see it. Harness this focused outrage (yes, even in Caesar's own palace) to help push this boondoggle over once and for all, or keep on scoffing and see nothing happen because we're paralyzed in hatred.

25 posted on 08/01/2013 10:19:46 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: ColdOne
NTEU the Teamster union all wanting to bail on Obamacare, at the very least granted an exemption ... now top management at the IRS want out as well. The very entity tasked, as the article points out, with enforcing Obamacare. The Nancy Pelosi Harry Reid types have to know in their hearts this ill conceived bucket of crap called Obamacare isn't going to fly ... no way.
26 posted on 08/01/2013 10:19:50 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: ColdOne
Rules for thee but not for me. This is the theme of the corrupt 0bama administration. And the injustice of their selective enforcement of the law is UNCONSTITUTONAL under the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment
27 posted on 08/01/2013 10:25:15 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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28 posted on 08/01/2013 10:27:09 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: ColdOne

I think every law congress passes should go through a testing phase.

Every politician in Washington should be required to live there for five years and have to live under their own laws for five years before they are applied to the public.

Including federal workers.

Proper way to test whether they work or not.


29 posted on 08/01/2013 10:38:56 AM PDT by bobo1 (the KDE plasma desktop is awesome!)
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To: txrangerette

The video below is on the Senate floor, where all the reasons are explained why Obamacare should not be funded.

47 Minutes
Sens. Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Marco Rubio Engage in a Colloquy on Defunding Obamacare
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MM01NrC7bc


30 posted on 08/01/2013 10:44:15 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: ColdOne; MestaMachine; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; sweetiepiezer; txnuke; Velveeta; aragorn; ...

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IRS Chief: I Want to Keep My Health Care Plan, Not Switch to Obamacare

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31 posted on 08/01/2013 10:48:34 AM PDT by LucyT (What happens in Vegas stays in the Utah data center.)
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To: henkster
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32 posted on 08/01/2013 10:55:05 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Hitler would have LOVED obozo!)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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33 posted on 08/01/2013 10:56:54 AM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: ColdOne

The ruling elite wants a cushy life, courtesy of the hard-working producers. It wants special privileges. It wants exemptions from the laws that it makes for the common folk.


34 posted on 08/01/2013 10:59:00 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Fascism is wrong even when practiced by the government.)
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To: ColdOne

Well Danny, yesterday you were a useful idiot. Today you’re just an idiot.


35 posted on 08/01/2013 11:03:14 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Ann Archy

“Democrats are Law-Less
Republicans are Ball-Less.’

I’m convinced Republicans are compromised. When they come to Washington they fall to sex, money, or promises of power. Obama has the goods on all of them, particularly the leadership, and is controlling them through implicit threats to expose. We might all be surprised how many of our Christian values GOP representatives have enjoyed a Monica moment or have enriched themselves through an insider land deal or stock tip.


36 posted on 08/01/2013 11:06:21 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: ColdOne

GFY, Werfel.


37 posted on 08/01/2013 11:08:30 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: bobo1

Careful what you wish for.

Suppose they pass a law to pay each one of them 1, 2 or more million dollars a year for five years. Yeah that’s the ticket.


38 posted on 08/01/2013 11:09:21 AM PDT by topspinr
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To: txrangerette
Thanks for posting Newt's take/support on defunding 0Care. What Sen Lee and Sen Cruz are proposing is our greatest chance for defunding 0Care.

Their petition is garnering more signatures, every day.

www.dontfundobamacare.com

39 posted on 08/01/2013 11:13:31 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: ColdOne

Well Mr Werfel, you voted for it, now eat it!


40 posted on 08/01/2013 11:29:04 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: LucyT
I want Congress's health plan!




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41 posted on 08/01/2013 12:14:05 PM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: ColdOne
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Now, that was funny!

42 posted on 08/01/2013 12:26:56 PM PDT by zeugma (Be a truechimer, not a falseticker!)
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To: topspinr

That’s probably what they would do.


43 posted on 08/01/2013 12:27:33 PM PDT by bobo1 (the KDE plasma desktop is awesome!)
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To: Resolute Conservative
I'm a retired federal employee covered by the FEHBP, Federal Employee's Health Benefit Plan, and I want to keep this plan as my current health care plan, too. And I don't want the prices to skyrocket, either. No way do I want to go on Obamacare. I'm as helpless as the next citizen as to what the government is going to do. I just roll with the punches and I hope the government doesn't rain any more punches down on me.

I'm not eligible for Social Security because my work time is federal, I don't have enough credits to qualify for Social Security and even if I did, the government would take back approx. 60 percent of it in the 'government pension offset' which prevents government retirees from double dipping.

44 posted on 08/01/2013 12:55:36 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Ciexyz

lolz

the overlords’ own minions are not happy


45 posted on 08/01/2013 12:56:09 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: ColdOne

The new “separate but equal,” gubmint employees vs everybody else.


46 posted on 08/01/2013 2:53:47 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: Ann Archy
Laura does NOTHING but BEAT UP on Conservatives.....she is so RUDE tot hem, I turn her off.

I never tune in. I quit early last year when she started promoting Romney. That did it.

47 posted on 08/01/2013 6:24:02 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: ColdOne

Nice when they admit how wicked they are, isn’t it.


48 posted on 08/01/2013 9:24:44 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: henkster

I feel conflicted. If the unions hate it...


49 posted on 08/02/2013 2:31:07 AM PDT by frickin_frackin
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To: Ciexyz
I'm not eligible for Social Security because my work time is federal, I don't have enough credits to qualify for Social Security

As far as healthcare goes, SS doesn't come into play. It is whether or not your eligible for Medicare. It is my understanding that if one is eligible for Medicare, Medicare becomes the primary provider and your regular insurance becomes secondary.

50 posted on 08/02/2013 3:43:53 AM PDT by EVO X
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