Congress Now Has Permission to Exempt Themselves from Obamacare
Whenever Congress writes a bill, and that bill is passed into law, it applies equally to everyone, right?
Isn’t that how it is supposed to work?
It seems that Congress now has approval from the White House to exempt themselves from certain provisions of Obamacare, like having to use the exchanges to get coverage for their employees. They’ve been whining about it for awhile, about how they can’t, on their $174,000 a year salaries, afford the premiums.
What’s interesting is the lead sentence from the original Politico report:
Lawmakers and staff can breathe easy — their health care tab is not going to soar next year.
We have been told repeatedly that premiums would come down under the law, despite evidence to the contrary. Anyone who shows evidence that this is not true is branded a lair.
So, if premiums were about to soar on Congress, what’s to stop them for soaring for the individual?
Premiums were going to go up because Congress was going to have to foot the bill instead of the taxpayers. Instead, the taxpayer is once again stuck with the bill.
There is only one thing government is good at, and that’s taking care of the government.
Why are we being forced into a program that the government doesn’t even want to participate in? Why do we have to continue to pay while these assholes, both Republican and Democrat, continue to line their own pockets at our expense?
Many corporations have been exempted from the law, including many unions that supported Obama. The White House has unilaterally, and illegally, delayed the business provision of the law. Congress is now exempting itself from the law, and the taxpayer is once again left holding the bag.
There is no doubt about how corrupt the government is today.
I keep saying it over and over. This is not about the citizenry. This is not about providing healthcare for the citizens. This is about providing subsidized healthcare for the illegal aliens that are taking over this country. If the Mexicans want to get all bent out of shape over being called illegals, all I have to say is, if the shoe fits. If you are doing nothing wrong, you have nothing to get defensive about.
It’s not just the Obamacare thing. Earlier this year, Congress quietly repealed the provision of the STOCK Act (the Stop Trading on Congressional Information Act) that made it illegal for them to make investment decisions based on non-public information that they were privy to. You know, the kind of investing and trading that would have sent us common folk, like Martha Stewart, to prison. It was enacted in 2012.
A year later, almost to the day, Congress repealed parts of the law, most notably, the transparency language that would allow the public to watch them, citing security concerns for their staffers.
Hmm, we have to gut the STOCK Act because we have to look out for our staffers.
We can’t afford to pay the premiums for insurance coverage for our staffers, so we need to be exempt from Obamacare.
Anyone else see a pattern here?
Congress is putting themselves above the law, and being a bunch of gutless cowards in the process, throwing their own staffers under the bus, and their staffers don’t care, as long as they continue to get away with murder.
What I want to know is this. Can we repeal Congress?
Congress is no longer about us, no longer about the people. To run, you have to have money. It has become the National Aristocracy, the rule of the rich over the rest of us, and we should feel special that they deign to pass laws that affect us, and not them.