Skip to comments.Obama administration: Lawmakers, staff can get abortion coverage
Posted on 10/01/2013 9:52:54 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
The Office of Personnel Management ruled Monday that members of Congress and their staffs will be able to buy health care plans that pay for abortions, even though the premiums are funded largely by taxpayer money a move that conservatives say breaks federal law on abortion funding.
Under the terms of Obamacare, lawmakers and their aides are required to ditch their government-sponsored plans and buy insurance on state-based health care exchanges, though unlike most people on the exchanges, the staffers and members will have most of the costs of their premiums paid by their employer in this case, taxpayers.
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You mean members of Congress and their staffs don’t know how to keep their pants on?
Lines of bureaucrats self-terminating.
Were I not a practicing Catholic I’d have trouble finding the downside here.
Well, i wonder what Stupak thinks about that now.
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." - C. S. Lewis
All who doubt the wisdom of Lewis might watch a youtube video of the President's remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast. There, Obama arrogantly misappropriated Jesus's spiritual challenge to individuals, claiming those words as validating and authorizing abusive use of coercive power by himself and his cronies to "take" from some in order to buy votes and accumulate more power to themselves--all in the name of "helping" the beneficiaries of such unconstitutional "takings."
Hear Samuel Adams:
"Is it now high time for the people of this country to explicitly declare whether they will be free men or slaves. It is an important question which ought to be decided. It concerns more than anything in this life. The salvation of our souls is interested in this event. For wherever tyranny is established, immorality of every kind comes in like a torrent, it is in the interest of tyrants to reduce the people to ignorance and vice. - Samuel Adams
The utopian schemes of leveling and a community of goods, are as visionary and impractical as those which vest all property in the crown. These ideas are arbitrary, despotic, and, in our government unconstitutional. - Samuel Adams
Quotation from James Madison, often referred to as "the father" of the U. S. Constitution, in THE FEDERALIST, No. 57, (Excerpt):
"I will add, as a fifth circumstance in the situation of the House of Representatives, restraining them from oppressive measures, that they can make no law which will not have its full operation on themselves and their friends, as well as on the great mass of the society. This has always been deemed one of the strongest bonds by which human policy can connect the rulers and the people together. It creates between them that communion of interests and sympathy of sentiments, of which few governments have furnished examples; but without which every government degenerates into tyranny. If it be asked, what is to restrain the House of Representatives from making legal discriminations in favor of themselves and a particular class of the society? I answer: the genius of the whole system; the nature of just and constitutional laws; and above all, the vigilant and manly spirit which actuates the people of America -- a spirit which nourishes freedom, and in return is nourished by it.
"If this spirit shall ever be so far debased as to tolerate a law not obligatory on the legislature, as well as on the people, the people will be prepared to tolerate any thing but liberty."
Just for emotional equality of the sexes, can gay men get abortions too? You know........Hamsters as fetuses, barbie dolls, etc...........Transgendered men need to feel just as complete as chromosome genuine women.
I will make ONE exception for abortion. Oh wait, Hussein has already been born, damnit.
Obviously Obama flaunts the law anad wants a shutdown crisis in order to take over and do it all by executive orders for life without congress.
Check dit out.
THe fix is in the language...
Everyone is blaming congress for this when it is all Obama and his Obamacare and the mainstream media wanting government job protection, taken over by him.
Federal law? What the shi! is that. We are living under the King Obama law and his communists party that control America. America is finished. When will his goose step army put us in concentration camps for even speaking about them?
this whole socialist health care has to go and the GOP has to stop being sheep and go on the attack by mentioning they have not passed a budget, they refused to talk, they had bozo go golfing, etc.
If they include a mandatory follow-up sterilization, I’m all for it.
Seeing as what our society is producing today, if we absolutely, positively, without question, must have abortions then and only then, I propose they not be done until the 18th through 25th year as then we will have a pretty good idea what kind of person this will be.
I am sure we have all met or seen those who we would not shed a tear should they be removed from the gene pool.
“I will make ONE exception for abortion. Oh wait, Hussein has already been born, damnit”