Don’t deceive yourself, My FRiend. With the exception of maybe a small handful at the most, the Republicans want obamacare as much as the Democrats do. Especially after they learned that they would be exempt from it.
Jim Jordan up
Addresses implementation of the whole law
President - this is hard...gave them that leeway.
Chairman of committee - there are things could be better, but we should not scrap it or people will die
Jordan: the whole law - special dispensation without congress voting on it
Issa: witnesses deal with challenges - individual mandate, corporate mandate, join with ranking member - important hearing, we may disagree on some issues, witnesses will address issues.
I’m not deceiving myself.
Why do you think I was disgusted by his comments?
I’m not shocked if he thinks this way, what is surprising to me is that he talked this way in the opening statement of this hearing.
Most of them don’t want to let on that this is their true attitude about obamacare.
As I understand it, Congress et al is not exempt. They must join but the executive has ordered the OPM to pay 75% of the new premiums. So they get a huge discount. Equal treatment as the Constitution demands. (some are more equal than others)