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Obama Gives Congress Subsidies For Obama-Care

From a cheering Roll Call:

Obama Solves Health Care Problem for Lawmakers, Staff

By Niels Lesniewski | August 1, 2013

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.

Gee, what a coincidence. (And it is exactly what we predicted yesterday.)

Word began circulating around Capitol Hill that the Office of Personnel Management would soon issue guidance to address the way the health care law’s exchanges affect members of Congress and those employed in their offices. Senate aides initially declined to discuss the matter, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid confirmed the existence of a deal to CQ Roll Call leaving the Capitol late Thursday — and a White House official confirmed details of the plan later Thursday evening.

Basically, OPM needed to determine that the federal government could help pay the cost of premiums on the exchanges for Congressional employees…

In other words, Obama ordered the OPM to give Congress and its staffers a taxpayer subsidy for their Obama-Care premiums. The salary for Congressmen is $174,000 a year. The average staffer’s salary is over $70,000. And many of them earn almost as much as Congressmen.

A White House official confirmed to CQ Roll Call that OPM will issue the new regulation next week, and in turn lawmakers and aides will not be eligible for the law’s tax credits and subsidies to buy insurance…

Boo hoo. They wouldn’t quality for the Obama-Care subsidies, anyway.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., released a statement Thursday night reiterating that staff and lawmakers must sign up for the exchanges…

“As we continue our work to ensure the smooth implementation of this law and look forward to the start of enrollment on October 1st, we will continue our efforts this August to educate consumers on the law’s provisions and tout the critical benefits already in place for millions of Americans,” she said, with no mention of the deal that OPM is set to announce.

In other words, Pelosi is telling them to lie to the masses about what a great deal Obama-Care is, even while they are getting a taxpayer subsidy to pay for their Obama-Care premiums.

By the way, if a Republican President gave Congress a way around his signature legislation, it would be the biggest story since soldiers put panties on the heads of the prisoners at Abu Ghraib. Where are the blistering editorials?

In fact, where are the comedy shows? Where is Saturday Night Live and Jon Stewart? Aren’t these endless Obama-Care ‘carve outs’ and other fiascos the perfect fodder for satire and mockery?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, August 2nd, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Obama Gives Congress Subsidies For Obama-Care”

  1. Liberals Demise

    Again these F sticks find themselves too good to eat the same gruel
    off the plate the unwashed are forced to lick from.
    This is exactly what’s wrong with our so called “representatives”.

  2. AcornsRNutz

    OPM. I always thought that meant other people’s money. Guess it means Obama’s pogrom mitigation.


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