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If Obamacare Is So Great, Why Did Congress Exempt Themselves From It?

zbacku 2012/12/06 16:29:03
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  • debrarae POTL _ PWCM 2013/03/24 03:03:56
    Because They KNOW It Sucks.
    debrarae POTL _ PWCM
    I call it ruling against the 'will' of the people.

    Pelosi walking with the gavel

  • cheetahlover156 2012/12/08 02:25:36
    Because They KNOW It Sucks.
    cheetahlover156
    They have their own much better plan so why should they switch?
  • Jeff Smith 2012/12/07 13:12:21
    Because They KNOW It Sucks.
    Jeff Smith
    And it's illegal
  • mrdog 2012/12/07 08:35:01
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    +1
    Congress is fillled with a bunch of freeloaders... check their retirement plan...
    Nuts....bark
  • sjalan 2012/12/07 05:45:29
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    sjalan
    Because the WE THE PEOPLE let them get away with it!!
  • Jeff Smith sjalan 2012/12/07 13:10:20
    Jeff Smith
    +1
    Did we have a choice I seriously doubt they offered a vote from the masses before signing this illegal bill into law
  • sjalan Jeff Smith 2012/12/07 15:52:48
    sjalan
    Hey, ya better catch up. SCOTUS says it is legal. END OF DISCUSSION!
  • Jeff Smith sjalan 2012/12/07 16:01:58
    Jeff Smith
    +1
    Really so why is it being held up in the court of appeals. No the Supreme court ruled it was a tax and Obama swore up and down it was not a tax he lied again and the supreme court stuck it in his face
  • sjalan Jeff Smith 2012/12/07 16:09:41
    sjalan
    The court of appeals, several of them by the way, are concerning totally different aspects of the law. The AHA itself was not only considered LEGAL but it was given a governmental status AS A TAX, which by the way, Congress has the authority to do.
  • Jeff Smith sjalan 2012/12/07 16:31:11 (edited)
    Jeff Smith
    +1
    Tax yes force commerce no. Imposing fines on those who cannot afford to pay for their tax also illegal. You cannot force anyone to pay for something they cannot afford
  • sjalan Jeff Smith 2012/12/07 16:33:06
    sjalan
    Sorry, but indeed CONGRESS has the authority to enforce interstate Commerce. As I said you should catch up with your education on how our government works.
  • Jeff Smith sjalan 2012/12/07 16:53:40
  • Marcus ... sjalan 2012/12/08 22:25:26
    Marcus Clark
    Congress has the authority to REGULATE interstate commerce. They do not have authority to require/enforce interstate commerce.
  • Marcus ... sjalan 2012/12/08 22:23:20
    Marcus Clark
    Taxes are required to originate in the House. Obama-tax originated in the Senate.
  • poet4justice 2012/12/07 05:24:52
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    poet4justice
    becuase congress has better national health insurance paid by us
  • wtxwoman 2012/12/07 05:20:04
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    wtxwoman
    Same reason they don't work for minimum wage. Why drive a ford if you can give yourself a mercedes.
  • DoxieDad 2012/12/07 04:22:01
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    DoxieDad
    +1
    Congress exempts themselves from most everything us everyday plebes have to endure. The feel they are a special class of people the are also exempt from Social Security as well.
  • S and S 2012/12/07 04:00:56
  • Rob Clary 2012/12/07 02:55:56
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    Rob Clary
    Obamacare is great!
    For you people....
  • goatman112003 2012/12/07 02:54:21
    Because They KNOW It Sucks.
    goatman112003
    +1
    There is two classes, the elite and the donkeys. You got thrown in with the donkeys.
  • wtxwoman goatman... 2012/12/07 05:20:42
  • goatman... wtxwoman 2012/12/07 06:05:54
    goatman112003
    +1
    I try to be nice but peasant will do.
  • Leasheryn/Lady Willpower 2012/12/07 02:51:23
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    Leasheryn/Lady Willpower
    This is exactly what I would like to know. If it was such a great law, they'd be lining up to get it, wouldn't they?
  • Patriot Unit 2012/12/07 02:06:32
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    +1
    Because they have their tailor made health care, already paid for by the tax payer. They don't pay premiums and they never will, when they write their own rules, and programs. and vote their own pay raises.
  • Shifting Piece 2012/12/06 21:23:04
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    Shifting Piece
    Because it's not great! And it's a tax!
  • hayesml47 2012/12/06 19:06:35
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    +3
    This one is easy! They exempted themselves because what they have already is what every American should have but Congress would not let Obama get that for us!
  • merlinskiss 2012/12/06 18:55:59
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    merlinskiss
    +3
    Because theirs is 100% paid for. Why should they sign up for the crumbs they threw to the sheeple?
  • Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪ 2012/12/06 18:49:42 (edited)
    Because They KNOW It Sucks.
    Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪
    +5
    They are exempt from a lot of the garbage they impose on us. Need to kick them all to the curb and teach the new ones their is no American Royalty in power here.
    obamacare
  • Ramon 2012/12/06 18:41:43
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    Ramon
    +5
    Obviously because they didn't want good health care at a good price for themselves and their families. Why else would they exempt themselves?

    obamacare funny
  • belle 2012/12/06 18:39:36
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    belle
    +5
    That don't want something for themselves that they knew was not worth reading. But decide to pass a bill that sucked to just satisfy Obumer.
  • SickOfBigGov 2012/12/06 18:30:31
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    SickOfBigGov
    +4
    I would like to see just one, one I say, congressman who pushed this through get asked that question on national TV. Why aren't they asking them that question????
  • Artist~PWCM~ 2012/12/06 18:20:19
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    +4
    Actually they haven't. Though they are able to bypass obamacare through their Federal Employee somethingorother insurance and retirement program and also by contributions by lobbyists (don't you think for a moment that doesn't happen!) and afford a Cadillac plan none of the rest of us will ever see.
  • Pedro Doller ~Inc. 2012/12/06 18:05:32
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    +4
    Because it was Democrats that pushed it through.
  • schjaz 2012/12/06 17:56:38
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    schjaz
    +7
    And that is the million dollar question.....a better one? why would the American ppl go along with something they have not read, half isn't understandable and Congress refuses it themselves? the blind, deaf and dumb win!
  • Rebel Yell 2012/12/06 17:47:28
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    Rebel Yell
    This line of bull was peddled by Sean Hannity, a man who never met a fact that he wasn’t willing to ignore while making up a new one to better suit his purpose. During Hannity’s Fox News program of March 24, 2010, Hannity stated, without reservation, that that Members of Congress and their staff were exempt from the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

    So, here’s the real deal –As things currently stand, Members of Congress and their staff, until 2014, will continue to participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP). This program, considered among the best in the nation, allows federal employees- including Members of Congress and their staff- to choose from a wide range of health plans and select the one that best suits their needs. Note that the current plan is neither ‘government’ insurance, ‘free’ insurance nor any other sort of sweet deal that the public has been led to believe is the case. The federal employee’s program involves private insurance policies with premiums, deductibles, co-pays, etc.

    Members of Congress are subject to the new legislation’s mandate to have insurance, and the plans available to them must meet the same minimum benefit standards that other insurance plans will have to meet.
  • Marvelous Wildfire 2012/12/06 17:42:57
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    Marvelous Wildfire
    +6
    Socialism is for The People . . . not their Masters.
  • frank 2012/12/06 17:30:00
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    frank
    +5
    They did it because they think they are much better than everybody else, plus the fact that they already have the greatest healthcare system in the US
  • DS in Oak Ridge NC 2012/12/06 17:24:42
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    DS in Oak Ridge NC
    +2
    It's nowhere good enough for the very few who actually read the bill but signed it anyway.
  • Roy 2012/12/06 17:17:47 (edited)
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    Roy
    +1
    Sometimes I think about blocking this Sodahead nonsense. I mean seriously, it's either TOTAL fluff or people asking dumb, sheepish questions like this because they FAIL to look deep enough and see the TRUE beast of burden the ENTIRE system is!! It's based on inefficiency, scarcity and planned obsolescence.



    So, ONE MORE TIME; "The president is a figure-head, a puppet for the oligarchs of finance; the banksters and/or the corporations lobbying & donating to them and their constituents(congress)". Voting is an admission of compliance, complacence and satisfaction with this establishment. You vote in Goldman Sachs EVERY TIME and then complain for "Four More Years". YOU ARE ((PATHETIC))!!!



    EDUCATE YOURSELF OR STFU.



    We have enough nonsense/propaganda with Hollywood & the mainstream media, STOP ECHOING THE STATUS QUO ESTABLISHMENT THAT USES YOU AS A TAX PAYING WORKER-DRONE-SHEEP-PAWN-PUPPE...


    ferfuxache.



    BOYCOTT THE SYSTEM
  • The Patriot 2012/12/06 17:10:59
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    The Patriot
    +8
    The labor unions are also exempt until 2017 - What a douche-bag obama is

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