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Congress to get Obamacare exemption: report
MarketWatch ^ | 8/2/13 | Michael Kitchen

Posted on 08/02/2013 7:53:26 AM PDT by illiac

LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- The White House has approved a deal that will exempt members of Congress and their staff from some of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, Politico reported late Thursday. Under the law, popularly referred to as Obamacare, lawmakers and their aides were required to source health insurance "created" by the law or offered through one of its exchanges, and without the subsidies they currently enjoy, the members of Congress would have faced thousands of dollars in additional premium payments each year, the report said.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; abortion; aca; affordablecareact; congress; corruption; criminalgovernment; criminalpresident; deathpanels; democrats; government; govtabuse; obama; obamacare; zerocare
Why buy a dead horse???
1 posted on 08/02/2013 7:53:26 AM PDT by illiac
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To: illiac
Since ObummerCurse has been identified as being a tax..
how can Obummer exempt Congress and all their staff from paying a tax ?

or are we just exempting the " Power Elites " in order to create a separate caste in order to create 'class envy' ?

2 posted on 08/02/2013 8:01:09 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: illiac
lynch mob photo: Lynch Mob simpsons_torch_mob.jpg

Please do it. It'll be fun.

3 posted on 08/02/2013 8:01:28 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: illiac

So, I’ve been thinking about the 1799 French Revolution and wondering just how the revolutionists actually picked which person or group to guillotine. I’m thinking that if it ever got around to that here, one of the criteria might end up being ‘those that got Obamacare exemptions’......

Just musing here..


4 posted on 08/02/2013 8:03:20 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: illiac

WHAT?????????????

SINCE WHEN??? I THOUGHT IT WAS MANDATORY AND INCLUDED IN THE LAW ITSELF


5 posted on 08/02/2013 8:06:23 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: illiac
Well that's a relief. I was really worried that the congress-critters would be stuck with Obamanationcare like the rest of us.

Obamanationcare is for the little people, not for the ruling class.


6 posted on 08/02/2013 8:07:13 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Snickering Hound

Sue under Equal Protection.


7 posted on 08/02/2013 8:07:38 AM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: txhurl

PAYOFF


8 posted on 08/02/2013 8:10:00 AM PDT by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
we all know the answer.....we are in communist Russia with the party people vacationing on the Caspian Sea while the peasants work the farms, the mines, etc struggling to get by....

People voted for this........even some freepers....

this is the dark ages...

9 posted on 08/02/2013 8:10:28 AM PDT by cherry
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To: Mr. K

Any moron who voted for this nightmare should be thrown out of office. Not only did they have no idea what was in this nightmare they were just sock puppets who did as they were told by their leadership.


10 posted on 08/02/2013 8:11:08 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
Since ObummerCurse has been identified as being a tax.. how can Obummer exempt Congress and all their staff from paying a tax ?

Bttt

Well, we're waiting for your answer ladies and gentlemen.
Taxes for us?, but not for you?

Go ahead and explain to us regular folk how STUPID it is to try to defund obamacare Mr. Burr.
Yep, stupid me, I helped get you elected.
Won't happen again...
11 posted on 08/02/2013 8:15:41 AM PDT by novemberslady (Texas For President)
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To: illiac

The nomenklatura always have their privileges. What’s the surprise?


12 posted on 08/02/2013 8:44:05 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: illiac
The White House has approved a deal that will exempt members of Congress and their staff from some of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, Politico reported late Thursday

You wanna motivate our side to the polls?

Tell them this.

Over and over and over.

13 posted on 08/02/2013 8:48:30 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: illiac
Walk Like An Egyptian
14 posted on 08/02/2013 8:49:57 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: illiac

I want my exemption, too!


15 posted on 08/02/2013 8:51:58 AM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: Gaffer

Where’s Robespierre when he is needed?


16 posted on 08/02/2013 9:14:32 AM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: MrChips

I dunno....I’m kinda partial to a Madame DeFarge kind of ‘accuser’....except that she be Tea Party. “Off with their heads....eeeeeeyaaaaaahhhhh!”


17 posted on 08/02/2013 9:16:37 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: illiac; All

3:39 Minutes
Scarborough Lashes ‘Embarrassing’ Congressmen Who Refuse To Face ObamaCare Fees They Voted For
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Daqi7zJsEaE
Summary under the video
Excerpt:
“It’s awful, so embarrassing,” he said with a chuckle. “They passed this law!” He then put on a faux-deep voice and pretended to narrate what he predicts to be the theme of many upcoming Democratic primary ads: “Congressman Scarborough voted for ObamaCare to raise your health premiums and yet he had the president exempt him from ObamaCare. Let’s exempt Congressman Scarborough from Congress.”


18 posted on 08/02/2013 10:33:48 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: illiac

Just watch. Either Congress will exempt themselves and their pets from Obamacare, or fuehrer Obama will exempt them by Executive Diktat. The Politburo always gets better medical care than the peasants. Doesn’t everyone know that by now?


19 posted on 08/02/2013 11:06:48 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: illiac

Well, the gopE is happy now since they’re not included in “the law of the land”, as boner said.

What would happen if everyone simply said “Screw you.” Does everyone go to jail?


20 posted on 08/02/2013 11:08:34 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: illiac

“Congress to get Obamacare exemption”

Why, of course they are. Either Congress will exempt themselves and their pets from Obamacare, or our fuehrer Obama will exempt them by Executive Diktat. The Politburo always gets better medical care than the peasants. Don’t ya’ll know that by now?


21 posted on 08/02/2013 11:17:15 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: illiac

And where is the GOP/RNC standing in solidarity w/ their constituents and saying “No, thank you, we will abide by the Law, same as any Citizen of the U.S.A.”? Nor pointing out the hypocrisy of the Left?

Yeah, didn’t think so...


22 posted on 08/02/2013 3:22:03 PM PDT by i_robot73 (We hold that all individuals have the Right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives - LP.org)
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To: illiac


23 posted on 08/02/2013 3:57:02 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: illiac

This is all you need to know about ObamaCare.

If it’s so wonderful, how come everybody is clamoring to get out of it and waivers are flying around left and right.

This government stinks to high heaven.

If it isn’t the Republicans trying to screw us over by importing the third world here, it’s the Democrats signing us up for this POS healthcare program.

This is blatant war on the American taxpayer by the federal government. It can’t be made any plainer than that.


24 posted on 08/02/2013 7:54:34 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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