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    Lawmakers, Aides May Get Obamacare Exemption

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    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.

    There is concern in some quarters that the provision requiring lawmakers and staffers to join the exchanges, if it isn’t revised, could lead to a “brain drain” on Capitol Hill, as several sources close to the talks put it.

    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.

    Plus, lawmakers — especially those with long careers in public service and smaller bank accounts — are also concerned about the hit to their own wallets.

    Several proposals have been submitted to the Office of Personnel Management, which will administer the benefits. One proposal exempts lawmakers and aides; the other exempts aides alone.
    Lawmakers, aides may get Obamacare exemption - John Bresnahan and Jake Sherman - POLITICO.com

    even to consider such a thing...

    and they've gone a lot further than mere reflection

    in total secrecy

    for months

    minority whip steny hoyer is the leader of the push

    uber lib henry waxman from southern CA his fittest foe

    reminds me of anthony weiner, of all people, princeps of single payer, pleading for an exemption for, of all places, nyc

    Anthony Weiner: Waiver might work for New York - Kate Nocera - POLITICO.com

    the wannabe mayor, by the way, made the headlines this morning

    Anthony Weiner can't say if other pics exist - POLITICO.com

    when is enough enough?

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    Re: Lawmakers, Aides May Get Obamacare Exemption

    It's time for the 28th Amendment.

    28th Amendment

    Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution:

    “Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States”.

    The 16th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

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    Re: Lawmakers, Aides May Get Obamacare Exemption

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
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    Lawmakers, aides may get Obamacare exemption - John Bresnahan and Jake Sherman - POLITICO.com

    even to consider such a thing...

    and they've gone a lot further than mere reflection

    in total secrecy

    for months

    minority whip steny hoyer is the leader of the push

    uber lib henry waxman from southern CA his fittest foe

    reminds me of anthony weiner, of all people, princeps of single payer, pleading for an exemption for, of all places, nyc

    Anthony Weiner: Waiver might work for New York - Kate Nocera - POLITICO.com

    the wannabe mayor, by the way, made the headlines this morning

    Anthony Weiner can't say if other pics exist - POLITICO.com

    when is enough enough?
    It will never be enough!!

    These a** holes don't give a damn

    about regular people,it's all about them!

    Too good for their own c*** .

    They've all been there too long!!

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    Re: Lawmakers, Aides May Get Obamacare Exemption

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    politico's top story last nite

    Lawmakers, aides may get Obamacare exemption - John Bresnahan and Jake Sherman - POLITICO.com

    even to consider such a thing...

    and they've gone a lot further than mere reflection

    in total secrecy

    for months

    minority whip steny hoyer is the leader of the push

    uber lib henry waxman from southern CA his fittest foe

    reminds me of anthony weiner, of all people, princeps of single payer, pleading for an exemption for, of all places, nyc

    Anthony Weiner: Waiver might work for New York - Kate Nocera - POLITICO.com

    the wannabe mayor, by the way, made the headlines this morning

    Anthony Weiner can't say if other pics exist - POLITICO.com

    when is enough enough?
    Disgusting.

    The really sad part about this is that it's not how the people react to this bull****. It's how the media reacts.

    Who controls them??
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    Re: Lawmakers, Aides May Get Obamacare Exemption

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    It's time for the 28th Amendment.

    28th Amendment

    Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution:
    EXCELLENT !!

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    Re: Lawmakers, Aides May Get Obamacare Exemption

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    Lawmakers, aides may get Obamacare exemption - John Bresnahan and Jake Sherman - POLITICO.com

    even to consider such a thing...

    and they've gone a lot further than mere reflection

    in total secrecy

    for months

    minority whip steny hoyer is the leader of the push

    uber lib henry waxman from southern CA his fittest foe

    reminds me of anthony weiner, of all people, princeps of single payer, pleading for an exemption for, of all places, nyc

    Anthony Weiner: Waiver might work for New York - Kate Nocera - POLITICO.com

    the wannabe mayor, by the way, made the headlines this morning

    Anthony Weiner can't say if other pics exist - POLITICO.com

    when is enough enough?
    If they are successful, it marks a true failure in our system.
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    Re: Lawmakers, Aides May Get Obamacare Exemption

    Let them eat cake.
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    Re: Lawmakers, Aides May Get Obamacare Exemption

    Doesn't most of the right wing already think this is the case?
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    Re: Lawmakers, Aides May Get Obamacare Exemption

    Shocked. SHOCKED!
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    Re: Lawmakers, Aides May Get Obamacare Exemption

    Look at all this faux outrage! My oh my. Seriously, guys. What did you THINK was going to happen? News flash...most of our elected reps are members of the tippy top tax brackets. You didn't REALY think they would accept "affordable" health care for themselves, did you? Did you?
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