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 — which involve Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), the Obama administration and other top lawmakers — 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.
A source close to the talks says: “Everyone has to hold hands on this and jump, or nothing is going to get done.”
Yet if Capitol Hill leaders move forward with the plan, they risk being dubbed hypocrites by their political rivals and the American public. 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.
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This should be blasted from the highest mountaintop. Hypocrisy at it’s finest.
WHY SHOULD THEY HAVE THIS EXEMPTION?
hell they are paid by the ORDINARY PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR THEM GETTING THE BEST BENEFITS AND VACATIONS AND ALL THE REST while the PEOPLE ARE STRAIN AND HAVE TO CUT ON THEIR FOOD TO MAKE IT,
this is the worse we have heard yet,
FIRE THEM ALL
Term limits…….TERM LIMITS.
Tar, feather, repeat as necessary.
I know there will be fewer Democrats in Colorado if this passes!
Obamacare delenda est.
Anyone else seeing the democrats morphing into the pigs at the end of Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’ yet?
I heard yesterday the OBAMA CARE has increased the fees up to 25%,