October 1, 2013 · 11:59 am
A last ditch effort by the GOP to keep government running but suspending ObamaCare subsidies for Congress and their staff is rejected by the Democrat MarxoFascists, prompting the Federal shut down.
There is this truth: the cabal running Washington D.C. will rather delight in everything burning down than to surrender their taxpayer-funded perks. For them, some animals are more equal than others.
The GOP leadership’s late offer to the Senate and Obama was a bill that funds the government through Dec. 15, but included a measure to delay the health care law’s individual mandate while getting rid of federal subsidies for the health insurance of members of Congress and their staff — an idea pushed by Louisiana Sen. David Vitter. But Harry Reid and the Ruling Class in the Senate rejected the offer, preferring the political football they think will be easily played over the heads of their low-information welfare voting constituency.
Breitbart also has the story:
…In the final hours before the midnight deadline, the House ended with a simple proposal. It would agree to fund the government, if the Senate agreed to scrap the special subsidies lawmakers and staff receive to purchase health insurance. The final House proposal only effected people on Capitol Hill. Harry Reid said, effectively, we’ll shut down the government to keep our subsidies.
The Senate, however, rejected both provisions. Had it opted to eliminate its own special subsidies, the government would be open today. Preserving its own platinum health insurance coverage drove the Senate to close the government. But the Praetorian Media will never report this truth. Instead they will parrot Obama’s blame game on ‘extremist Republicans’ ‘holding the country hostage’.
One of the most profoundly unfair provisions of Obamacare is that members of Congress and their staffers were unilaterally and illegally granted a special exemption from the law they themselves passed. Unlike many Americans, many of whom have been forcibly kicked off their current health care plans, the governing class and their staffers as of now will keep their insurance providers and receive an enormous taxpayer subsidy (depending on which plan they choose) to off-set rising health care costs. Sound fair? I didn’t think so. As it happened, many congressional staffers threatened to resign if they were forced to enroll in the Obamacare exchanges and comply with the mandate — even though many of them helped draft (and ultimately pass) the legislation.
….Democrats voted in lock-step with their party to buck the House of Representative’s duly passed spending bill on several occasions. Not only did they reject a continuing resolution that would end this unjust and unfair Obamacare waiver — a de facto endorsement of special privileges and protections for members of Congress — they voted against the provision to delay the law’s controversial mandate requirement to purchase health insurance.
That said, what is happening IS NOT a government shut down. It is a political ploy to add maximum pain upon the American people and inflict misery and punishment for the purpose of attempting to turn popular opinion against Conservatives. Obama’s existing scheme of Sequester and this shut down is just another tool in the hand of the MarxoFascists to hurt the American people.
If we are going to have a REAL government shut-down – then We The People should send Congress, the Courts and Obama HOME WITHOUT PAY – WITHOUT PERKS – WITHOUT PENSION. Let THEM apply for unemployment like the little people they inflict their misery upon. While we are at it, kill the Alphabets – shut down the IRS, the NSA, DHS and the EPA. Worthless money-sucking agents of tyranny that need to be abolished anyway.
August 2, 2013 · 7:20 pm
Taxpayers will foot the bill for Congress members and their staff’s ObamaCare Premiums.
Once again, Washington proves that it will absolve itself from all the rules, decrees and laws it imposes on us little people. They mandate ‘ObamaCare for thee, but not for we’. You see, the Congress Creatures complained that ObamaCare was going to be too costly for their 70 – 100k per year staffers and Federal Employees who were considering fleeing Washington with their Cadillac healthcare plans intact. The very creatures who passed this heinous law on us, were complaining that it is too costly for THEM and their staffers and they were worried that many of them would leave Washington.
ObamaCare includes a provision, inserted by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), that requires members of Congress and their staffs to buy insurance through Obamacare, just like they require the rest of the American people they foisted this law upon. As a result – Congress and their staffs were complaining that ObamaCare would be too costly for them to be a part of and they sought exemption from the law.
The Blaze reports:
For months we’ve been hearing from both Republicans and Democrats in Washington, D.C. terrified that the implementation of Obamacare would decimate their staffs. Some senators and congressmen talked about a serious “brain drain” in Washington when their staff members leave. Congressman John Larson (D-Conn.), who voted for the health care law, said making the law apply to elected officials and their staffers was “simply not fair.”
The problem stems from the same issue other Americans have with the looming arrival of Obamacare: insurance premiums set to increase for just about everyone in the country. And people whose employers offer “Cadillac” coverage (like Congress and their staffers receive) will be hit harder.
Back in June, John Boehner and Harry Reid engaged in some kabuki theater – with Boehner pretending to want a full repeal of ObamaCare while secretly meeting with Harry Reid and Obama to find a way to exempt themselves and Congress from the pain of ObamaCare. Boehner has killed every effort made to DEFUND ObamaCare in the House, and is thwarting efforts by Rep. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz to make defunding ObamaCare part of the Continuing Budget Resolution of the debt ceiling in September. Congress was crying aloud for Dear Leader to do something to spare them compliance with ObamaCare. So Obama obliged them this week:
On Thursday, President Barack Obama met with congressional Democrats to discuss the problem, and reportedly told his team that he was “on it.” Friday morning brings many reports that a deal had been struck. Politico reported that the Office of Personnel Management intends to rule that the government may continue to contribute to the health care premiums of lawmakers and their staff.
The ruling means that despite an amendment that made all members of Congress and their staffs subject to the same law they are imposing on the rest of America, they won’t have to pay for it. Instead, taxpayers will be footing the bill.
‘Aint living in a dictatorial mobocracy of Socialists great?
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