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wickowick
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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.


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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.





Lsut81
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Well of course... Whats good for the people isn't good enough for them.

frick Washington, I wouldn't shed a tear if a sink hole opened up under the capitol.


rintintin
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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.


Uhh, do they think this is exclusive to them?


wickowick
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When asked about the high-level bipartisan talks, Michael Steel, a Boehner spokesman, said: “The speaker’s objective is to spare the entire country from the ravages of the president’s health care law. He is approached daily by American citizens, including members of Congress and staff, who want to be freed from its mandates. If the speaker has the opportunity to save anyone from Obamacare, he will.”

Reid’s office declined to comment about the bipartisan talks.





PuntBamaPunt
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This is the kind of shite that pisses me off.


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memphis tiger
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I am actually quite surprised this wasn't in the bill to begin with.

Someone must have dropped the ball.


CamdenTiger
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Uhh, do they think this is exclusive to them?


They don't care. Not their problem.


GeauxWrek
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Do as I say, not as I do


Lsut81
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Uhh, do they think this is exclusive to them?


Shows you the ignorance of the people that run Washington...


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LSURussian
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could lead to a “brain drain” on Capitol Hill,


Physically impossible, IMO.


50Mullets
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If the speaker has the opportunity to save anyone from Obamacare, he will.


The Titanic is sinking but I did find one life boat I"m leaving all you bitches behind.


dante
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This is the kind of shite that pisses me off.
This


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chadau79
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I guess this is the liberal thought process:

1. Pass legislation that lines the pockets of the wealthy, keeps the poor from climbing the ladder, and holds the middle class hostage.

2. Do as I say, not as I do. (exempt the ruling class from the legislation)

3.??????

4. $ profit $
This post was edited on 4/25 at 8:00 am


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udtiger
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If this happens, the nation needs to collectively march on Washington, DC, burn it to the ground, and spread salt over the ground.


Erick Erickson, RedState.com

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Taxing Authority
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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.
What the f*ck do they think will happen to the rest of America.

They are mocking us.


TJG210
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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


So when it affects them these pieces of shite are affected they want to read the fine print, but when they are passing laws that affect us they often vote and have no clue what they're voting on?
That should tell you everything you need to know, these self serving bastards need to be run out of town on a rail, they are fricking up this country, and we as voters are complicit in allowing them to do so. When will the tipping point be when we the citizens DEMAND shite to change?

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could lead to a “brain drain” on Capitol Hill

Wow thats rich



doubleb
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Didn't they say we could all keep the same policies and our same doctors?


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lsutiger90
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Not a single Republican voted for the fiasco...so I can't blame them for running away from it.

The Dems on the otherhand have no argument to satnd on.


TJG210
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The power is supposedly with the people.......but at the end of the day we are powerless.


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CptBengal
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What the f*ck do they think will happen to the rest of America.

They are mocking us.




Not mocking...they honestly dont give a frick.


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