Oh I bet they want to be exempt from Obamacare. Who doesn’t? Lawmakers are seeking exemption from Obamacare not just for themselves but also for their aides. Secret talks have been underway from both parties on how best to accomplish this.Something is definitely not right when the Government believe they are above the law. Tune in to the Vitamin D to hear why they want this or read the transcript below.
If you’re a parent you know one of the very first things you learn that never ever works is the whole do as I say not as I do thing. My daughter is about to get her learners permit and basically I’m freaked out beyond belief because for a relatively passive and calm person when I drive I’m anything but. I learned to drive in Dallas. So you have to be an aggressive driver so as to not die on you morning commutes.
But now I keep finding myself when I’m driving her to school saying, “Don’t do that. Don’t do that either.” As I put myself under a driving microscope. But I realize it doesn’t work. Only my actions matter not my words. And what I do is an example for how my entire household should be.
Congress evidently doesn’t get it either.
Remember when they voted on Obamacare and they said they had to pass it first in order to find out what was in it? Well, I think they’ve now read it. Because the lawmakers are making moves to exempt themselves and their aides from Obamacare.
Yes, seriously. This story has been around for a while but now they are actually trying to do something about it.
Politico reports, “Congressional leaders in both parties are engaged in high-level, confidential talks about exempting lawmakers and Capitol Hill aides from the insurance exchanges they are mandated to join as part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, sources in both parties said.”
“The talks…are extraordinarily sensitive, with both sides acutely aware of the potential for political fallout from giving carve-outs from the hugely controversial law to 535 lawmakers and thousands of their aides. Discussions have stretched out for months, sources said.”
They added the hypocritical element and state, “By removing themselves from a key Obamacare component, lawmakers and aides would be held to a different standard than the people who put them in office.”
And what is their reasoning for this whole do as we say not as we do shenanigans?
The problem stems from whether members and aides set to enter the exchanges would have their health insurance premiums subsidized by their employer — in this case, the federal government. If not, aides and lawmakers in both parties fear that staffers — especially low-paid junior aides — could be hit with thousands of dollars in new health care costs, prompting them to seek jobs elsewhere. Older, more senior staffers could also retire or jump to the private sector rather than face a big financial penalty.
Why I do declare. I think they are realizing it sucks to be controlled by your Government and forced to do something that will potentially cost you thousands of dollars in costs and fines. Welcome to Obamacare Congress!!