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Congressís Exemption from Obamacare
NRO ^ | September 16, 2013 | John Fund

Posted on 09/16/2013 11:14:59 AM PDT by yoe

Prostitution. Bribery. Blackmail. Thuggery. Hypocrisy.

Those were just some of the incendiary words thrown around the U.S. Senate last week, and that doesn’t count what people said in private.

The Senate may still have a reputation as a genteel club, but lawmakers seemed to abandon rules of decorum completely last week in arguments about whether Congress should be treated like the rest of the country when it comes to Obamacare.

Senator David Vitter, a Louisiana Republican, has demanded a floor vote on his bill to end an exemption that members of Congress and their staffs are slated to get that will make them the only participants in the new Obamacare exchanges to receive generous subsidies from their employer to pay for their health insurance. Angry Senate Democrats have drafted legislation that dredges up a 2007 prostitution scandal involving Vitter. The confrontation is a perfect illustration of just how wide the gulf in attitudes is between the Beltway and the rest of the country — and how viciously Capitol Hill denizens will fight for their privileges.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: congresshypocrisy; congressrico; dncrico; healthcare; obamacare; obamacarerico
The constant blather about fixing Obamacare is a waste of time....Obamacare cannot be fixed. Obamacare is a 2011 page wreck of waste, fraud now and future fraud etc. etc. and will never help those it was intended to help.

Doctors are fleeing, research is hurting, retirees are facing huge medical bills and CONGRESS wants out of Obamacare? Unions want out of Obamacare....Obamacare must be scrapped....all 2000+ pages of the monster...Obamacare is toxic. Eradicate it! Call your elected and demand it be terminated....you won't pay for your congressman or senator's medical bills.

1 posted on 09/16/2013 11:14:59 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

Obamacare is designed to fail catastrophically to foment overwhelming demand for a medicare for everyone system. Welcome to fully socialized medicine.


2 posted on 09/16/2013 11:22:50 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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Obama knew exactly what he was doing when he threw out that Obamacare bone to the congress and their staffers. Those people will prostitute themselves for a lot less and have shown it in the past. Anything to stay “In the Club”.


3 posted on 09/16/2013 11:38:25 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: yoe

Criminals. And this “democratic” process that allows incompetents like Boxer to have a lifetime seat as well to dirty (and quite probably criminally so) people like Reid doesn’t exactly work. When the system was devised there were true checks and balances in the form of angry constituents. Now they’ve made themselves largely immune to the voters by pandering to special interests who will do their best to keep them in office.


4 posted on 09/16/2013 12:15:53 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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Reid is the one who told obama to run for president. I think Reid, with help from somewhere, is the one who tells obama what to do.


5 posted on 09/16/2013 2:48:30 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VerySadAmerican

Hairy is deeply disturbed.


6 posted on 09/17/2013 5:05:59 PM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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