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smoke4life
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Rand Paul pushes constitutional amendment


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The Kentucky freshman Republican has introduced a constitutional amendment that would preclude senators and congressmen from passing laws that don’t apply equally to U.S. citizens and Congress, the executive branch and the Supreme Court. The amendment is aimed squarely at Obamacare provisions specific to members of Congress and their staffs that became a central point of contention during the government shutdown.


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Paul seeks to go a step further and amend the Constitution so that “Congress shall make no law applicable to a citizen of the United States that is not equally applicable to Congress,” the executive branch including the president and vice president as well as the Supreme Court.


A long shot to pass, but I support this in principle. Should get a little bipartisan support but "our" legislators for the most part will show their true colors.

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RCDfan1950
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Anybody that don't sign on ought to face a challenger in the primary.







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kingbob
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It'll never come to fruition because it's too good of an idea. I don't see how a single constituent could be against this, so this bill will probably never make it out of committee.





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Scruffy
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Support.





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Drew Orleans
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Scruffy, Support.


FIFY






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DonChowder
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but "our" legislators for the most part will show their true colors.
What does slimy-fricking-weasel color look like?






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wickowick
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Sounds like common sense legislation...


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Semaphore
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It makes sense but the DC Royalty won't like it.





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DEANintheYAY
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People really should read into this issue more and see what effect this would have actually had on staffers. Sometimes things aren't quite as cut and dry as they seem.





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Semaphore
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what effect this would have actually had on staffers


I don't deny their hardship but should they get special treatment just because they are "connected".






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Scruffy
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People really should read into this issue more and see what effect this would have actually had on staffers. Sometimes things aren't quite as cut and dry as they seem.
Do you think staffers choose those jobs because of the benefits or that they wouldn't go into politics because of this?

Enlighten me as to the negative impacts.

What makes those jobs so special thus resulting in special treatment?



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trackfan
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A long shot to pass, but I support this in principle. Should get a little bipartisan support but "our" legislators for the most part will show their true colors.

It may not pass, but the main thing is to force members of Congress to have to vote on it, especially the ones who voted for Obamacare.






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smoke4life
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see what effect this would have actually had on staffers


What effect would it have? I'm genuinely curious...

I know there are always issues when legislation tries to paint a broad stroke bill, this is why I said in principle. However, I personally would find passing version of this bill a small repair in my faith in congress/politicians.










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smoke4life
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It may not pass, but the main thing is to force members of Congress to have to vote on it, especially the ones who voted for Obamacare.


Agreed.






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Sentrius
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I love him.

I fricking love him.

Support for this amendment.






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RockyMtnTigerWDE
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Want





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RockyMtnTigerWDE
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People really should read into this issue more and see what effect this would have actually had on staffers. Sometimes things aren't quite as cut and dry as they seem.


by all means feel free to expound and open our eyes.






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corndeaux
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by all means feel free to expound and open our eyes.


This is the Vitter amendment dressed up as something important to boost Paul's bona fides for a presidential run.

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Bard
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IF this gets traction in the media (which is a might big IF), I can't wait to see how the detractors in Congress will defend their voting against it.





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RCDfan1950
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People really should read into this issue more and see what effect this would have actually had on staffers. Sometimes things aren't quite as cut and dry as they seem.


Weren't the Staffers removed form the ban on insider trading re info gained in forming policy which affects the Market? If so, that little jewel ought to offset any health costs.






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