Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.
My personal belief is that Obama’s Health Care Denial and Rationing Program will go down like the Hindenburg on its first transatlantic flight.
This article is far from conclusive, to say it is ambiguous is at best an understatement.
Dick Morris has just issued an alert on the topic declaring that members of Congress are trying to exempt themselves from ObamaCare as I write.
Like virtually anything else done by this administration, no matter the party, plan on bribes, arm twisting and closed door meeting in the dark.
We the People will be the last to have a clue about the outcome.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C. and I approve this message.
Members of Congress are supposedly engaged in “high-level” discussions about exempting themselves and their aides from participating in the Affordable Care Act (i.e. “Obamacare”), according to POLITICO.
Or are they?
The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein says this isn’t the case. But let’s look at both sides of this story.
Here’s what POLITICO reported:
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.
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.
One source told POLITICO: “Everyone has to hold hands on this and jump, or nothing is going to get done.”
The reaction to the report has been unpleasant (to say the least).
“If the Republican Party leadership in Congress goes along with this ride, there will need to be a new third party that challenges both the GOP and Democrats,” writes Red State’s Erick Erickson.
“There’s a word for this in the English language: ‘Corruption,’” National Review’s Charles C. W. Cooke said in a tweet.
“If congress exempts itself from Obamacare it must give every American the right to have the same exemption. Anything less is an outrage,” Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich tweeted. Complete article below.