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Old Mar 24, 2010, 08:12 PM
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The Healthcare Law is so Great That Obama and Administration are Exempt From It

This from Rep. John Carter's website, but it's all over the net.
I'm mad as hell but not surprised.

(WASHINGTON, DC) – In what will likely be recorded as the greatest political hypocrisy in American history, President Barack Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have exempted the entire Administration along with House and Senate leadership and committee staff members from participation in their new federal healthcare gulags, while forcing rank-and-file House and Senate staff out of the Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan (FEHBP) and into the restricted federal health insurance pools, along with the rest of working Americans.

“This is such an incredible affront to every principle of equality in this country that it demands an immediate apology to the nation by the President,” says House Republican Conference Secretary John Carter. “That should be followed by a straight up-and-down vote in the House and Senate on a bill requiring every Member and staff in both Houses and the Administration be included in this new monstrosity, with no exceptions for leadership, committee staff, the President’s cabinet, or the President. If they think this crap is good enough for Joe the Plumber, then it should be good enough for Barack Obama, Rahm Emmanuel, and Tim Geithner.”

HR 3590, signed into law by President Obama earlier today, removes House and Senate Members and their official staff from FEHBP, forcing them and the rest of the country into the new federal exchanges. However, the bill was amended by Reid in the Senate to exclude all leadership and committee staff, who along with the President, Vice-President, Cabinet Members, thousands of Obama Administration staff, and an unknown number of Czars, would be allowed to remain in the superior FEHBP program.

Carter, himself a member of the House Republican leadership with staffers that would be included in the waiver, says the law should be applied equally to all, or none.

“Either every Member of Congress and the Administration and their staff at every level should move to the federal exchanges, or no American anywhere should be forced to do so. Senator Reid’s actions speak much louder than his words on what this bill was really about,” says Carter.
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Old Mar 24, 2010, 08:16 PM
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This is such an incredible affront to every principle of equality in this country that it demands an immediate apology to the nation by the President,”
Now he'll apologize to a lot of countries, but the evil USA isn't one of them !
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Old Mar 24, 2010, 08:19 PM
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Old Mar 24, 2010, 08:24 PM
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Old Mar 24, 2010, 08:28 PM
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What else can you expect from this product of Chicago politics? Certainly nothing good.
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Old Mar 24, 2010, 08:29 PM
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(WASHINGTON, DC) – In what will likely be recorded as the greatest political hypocrisy in American history, President Barack Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have exempted the entire Administration along with House and Senate leadership and committee staff members from participation in their new federal healthcare gulags, while forcing rank-and-file House and Senate staff out of the Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan (FEHBP) and into the restricted federal health insurance pools, along with the rest of working Americans.


HR 3590, signed into law by President Obama earlier today, removes House and Senate Members and their official staff from FEHBP, forcing them and the rest of the country into the new federal exchanges. However, the bill was amended by Reid in the Senate to exclude all leadership and committee staff, who along with the President, Vice-President, Cabinet Members, thousands of Obama Administration staff, and an unknown number of Czars, would be allowed to remain in the superior FEHBP program.

Carter, himself a member of the House Republican leadership with staffers that would be included in the waiver, says the law should be applied equally to all, or none.

“Either every Member of Congress and the Administration and their staff at every level should move to the federal exchanges, or no American anywhere should be forced to do so. Senator Reid’s actions speak much louder than his words on what this bill was really about,” says Carter.
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Old Mar 24, 2010, 08:33 PM
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 09:04 AM
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this doesnt seem fair......why should their staff need to be exempt?
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 09:08 AM
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 09:33 AM
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Looks like Biden's description adequately describes the plan for most everyone except the messiah and his chief minions Those who run the farm do it to the workers of the farm. It is truly good to finally see who they are.
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 09:41 AM
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the OP is an outright lie.

http://mediamatters.org/research/201003250022

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Media have falsely claimed President Obama, members of his administration, and certain congressional staff are "exempt" from the recently enacted health care bill. In fact, the bill subjects the White House, members of Congress, and their staffs to the same reforms and requirements as the rest of the American people.
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 10:32 AM
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look it up more! They all have coverage for life! and YES, it is a different plan all together.
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 10:41 AM
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look it up more! They all have coverage for life! and YES, it is a different plan all together.

Was waiting for that one
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 11:18 AM
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If the American people don't send a message in the 2010 elections . We deserve what we get. I would think this would appall the most loyal Gov't LOVERS.
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 12:10 PM
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Your party's leadership put the plans for politicians in place before OB was elected. Also, the new health care law was the creation of your leaders from the Heritage Foundation and is very much similar to Mitt Rommey's plan that was enacted in Mass.

I know it hurts to looose an election, and its even worst to refuse to participate in negotiations on proposed legislation. Your leaders over played their hand with intimidation and fear, which was a continuation of the Dick Cheney approach to terrorism.

The Dems did not act nothing like you folks when the chads were being recounted in 2000, or when President Bush was installed by the Supreme Court, even in view of so called states right to govern their own elections.

The suits filed over our new Healthcare legislation can at best result in removal of the forced requirement to purchase insurance and penalties. But, will still leave the rest of the law in place. Then congress will pass other
requirements that will compell you to purchase anyway, which has the same result.

Your party screams louder, but really does not have majority support from voters. True power does not evolve from scare tactics, it is only harnessed for a period of time. At some point reason and commom sense comes into play, and when you look at some of the improvements made in the new legislation, you have to ask why was'nt this done when my party had power? Maybe because it was not deemed a priority for them.

Once the public becomes fully aware of who came up with the approach taken in this new law, they will see how silly your leaders have been. Keep in mind, there is plenty of video of folks supporting these ideas in 1993-94 when Hillary Care was the debate.
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