They’re Just Better Than You: President Lavishes Taxpayer-Funded Obamacare Subsidy on the House, Senate and Their Staffers
The point of Obamacare is to grow government.
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No, I knew that Obama would take care of it, and Obama took care of it. As quickly as time seems to be flying, it seems like we talked about it in the last three weeks, maybe four weeks. There is a provision in Obamacare that requires members of Congress and their staff to get their health care via Obamacare, via the exchanges. And the story we had, if you recall, was how many member of Congress, but mostly their staff, could not afford it. (gasping) And some of these people are making over a hundred thousand dollars a year. And there was a story — I don’t have it at my fingertips here, but I remember it like this was yesterday.
There was real panic among members of the staffs of senators and congressmen over having to give up their current health care plan and move in to Obamacare. Part of the Obamacare plan was that members of Congress are gonna have to do it. They were gonna be the one with the people. They were not gonna have their separate Cadillac plan, to show that they were just like us. You know, the equivalent of Mitch Snyder sleeping on a sewer grate in the wintertime for solidarity with the homeless. Well, so were members of Congress and their staff gonna have to get their health care insurance through the exchanges.
And the story three to four weeks ago was a real heart tug, folks, I mean it was three handkerchiefs. The tears, I mean, the paper was wet when it came out of the printer about how these poor people couldn’t afford it, and something was gonna have to be done. Something was gonna have to be done because members of the ruling class were not gonna be able to afford health insurance if they had to do what we had to do. Never mind that many Americans aren’t gonna be able to afford it, that’s fine, that’s okay, but members of Congress, it’s just not fair that they shouldn’t afford it or their staffs.
So the upshot of this is: ” Obama Solves Health Care Problem for Lawmakers, Staff.” And it’s from Roll Call. “Just a day after President Barack Obama told Senate Democrats he had personally engaged in the issue of his signature health care law’s effect on lawmakers and their staff, it appears there’s a solution.” What a coincidence!