Skip to comments.Rep. DeSantis Introducing Bill to Stop Obamacare Subsidies for Congress
Posted on 08/28/2013 12:40:05 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) says its not fair that members of Congress and their staffs will get special taxpayer subsidies to help them pay their Obamacare premiums in the new health insurance exchanges.
I don't think it's fair at all, DeSantis told Fox Newss Greta Van Susteren.
We can't treat ourselves as a separate governing class. We're supposed to be serving the American people. So I'm going to file legislation when we get back to basically stop that. I don't think it's lawful in the first place because the Obamacare provision at issue is pretty clear that we're supposed to be in the exchanges like everybody else.
DeSantis also takes issue with the subsidy decision that was made administratively, by the federal Office of Personnel Management. He said if subsidies are to be given, Congress should pass a law creating them.
But, DeSantis added, They knew they wouldn't be able to get away with it. So they had the bureaucracy issue this administrative rule. Guess what's happening. That means members of Congress aren't going to have to go on record to say whether they support this or not.
And so one of the reasons I'm filing this bill is because I think that the American people should know whether their member of Congress believes they should get a subsidy that the rest of the country is not eligible for.
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Thanks for referencing that article Impala64ssa. Please bear in mind that the following critique is directed at Rep. DeSantis and not you.
Given that Obama would have to sign such a bill, isn’t Rep DeSantis merely politicking with this bill? What am I overlooking?
Did Congress approve the money to be spent on promoting enrollment in Totalitarian Obama’care?”
Did Congress approve money to have a video contest, hire navigators, and pay for Tyrant Obama’s Black Bus Trips to promote Totalitarian Obama’care?’
Tyrant B. Hussein Obama, (aka Barry Soetoro), continues his unopposed efforts to expand Totalitarian Obamanation in Liberty-based America.
Where are the Republican opponents of Tyrant Obama?
Why have the Articles of Impeachment for Tyrant Obama not been issued by US House Speaker Boehner, or Pro-Welfare Republicans Cantor or Ryan?
Have House and Senate Pro-Welfare Republicans formed a cave-in pact with Pro-Welfare Democrats to protect Tyrant Obama?
The main thing that Speaker Boehner is afraid of is being blamed for doing his job.
Speaker Boehners job now is to shut down the NON-ESSENTIAL parts of the US Federal Government until Obamacare is ABOLISHED, and keep it shut down for however long it takes.
Obama will continue to ruin America as long as Boehner is Speaker of the US House of Represenatives.
Four + years of Boehner has proven Boehner to be unfit to combat Tyrant Obama.
It is now up to the Members of the House to replace Boehner so that the new Speaker can shut down the non-essential parts of the US Federal Government ASAP in order to ABOLISH Obamacare.
“Given that Obama would have to sign such a bill, isnt Rep DeSantis merely politicking with this bill? What am I overlooking?”
It makes congressmen go on record for or against...
Rep. DeSantis: End Congressional ObamaCare Subsidies