Via Ken Catalino at Townhall.com:
Isn’t that odd? It’s almost as if Obamacare isn’t the wonderful elixir-of-life they keep telling us it is:
(via the Weekly Standard) — “…after facing tremendous pressure from Nancy Pelosi and others, President Obama directed the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to solve an intractable problem: Under the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, members of Congress and their staff are no longer allowed to receive their generous health benefits from the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP), but are required to get their healthcare from the newly created exchanges like millions of other Americans.
Why did that cause consternation in Congress? First, the exchanges don’t offer the same plan options and coverage. Second – and hitting home in the pocket books of congressional spouses and staff – the rules under Obamacare preclude employers kicking in for the cost of that insurance. So members of Congress and staff were looking at anywhere from a $5,000 to $11,000 net pay cut if they had to step in and pay for their own or family’s insurance.
The OPM ruling that the government could subsidize congressional staff’s insurance is a benefit that no other American who will be on the exchanges will receive. Worse still, this exemption was created without a congressional vote…”
And even though our political betters don’t wish to share in its cost, Congressional whack-job Nancy Pelosi insists that Obamacare really is the greatest boon to our nation since the hoola-hoop:
“This is life, healthy life, liberty, the freedom to pursue your happiness which could be follow your passion for good rather than follow your palate and be constrained by your policy.
It’s about wellness. It’s about prevention, it’s about a healthier America.”
I’m sure there’s no conclusions we should draw from all that.
Nope, none at all.
I landed in San Diego a few hours ago, and I’m chatting with the cabbie, who is from Kenya, and has been in the U.S. for about 10 years. We’re listening to the news on the radio and Zero-care was the lead story.
Before I could say a word, the cabbie turns to me and says, “THAT is one horrible law…..”
I tipped him a couple extra bucks.
I might’ve hugged him, honestly.
Dude, when everyone from me, to you, to a cab driver from KENYA gets it, …it does cause you to wonder why we can’t get this monstrosity repealed.
Well, bro…. Apparently Obama ONLY listens to the American people when it suits him, or this debacle of legislation would be on PERMANENT delay. Ya know, whenever it’s something that the Left loves, they always trot out some “victim” in support of their goal. Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t see ANYONE out in front of this in support. Quite the contrary, it’s story after story of companies and individuals being hurt by PPACA. You’d think with those ears he would hear SOMETHING….. Tone deaf???
The experience with this cabbie is priceless . . . .
You HAVE to love someone with a purely objective opinion…. I think what really got to me was the fact that (based on our continued conversation), he was more informed than life long American citizens his age…
“…follow your passion for good rather than follow your palate and be constrained by your policy…” Is it just me? Is that gibberish? Translation, please.
By the way, the word ‘palate’ makes me appreciate your cartoon at the top even more!
Yeah, I was wondering if someone would comment about that.
Honestly, I wrote the headline PRIOR to including Wacky Nancy’s quote, …but it certainly fits, eh??
No translation is available, as yet.
As soon as her handlers determine what it was that Pelosi thought she wanted to say, they’ve promised me they’ll publish an update.
It’s one of the side effects of too much Botox….
Congress knows The UNaffordable Care Act is CRAP LEGISLATION. WE DON’T know who wrote it-
That about sums it up.
Hey, great to see you here again! Not used to seeing your gravatar outside of Twitter.
Just got a letter from the VA today. Reckon I meet the minimum requirements for coverage as recommended by the new scurrilous Affordable Care Act. Whoop-dee-doo!
I still say get rid of it, lock, stock and barrel.
She really is a complete whack-job, totally separated from reality, decency, common-sense, honor, dignity and truthfulness. She probably hates baseball and apple pie. She is beyond the pale.
Keep fighting the good fight against the Pelosies of this world!
What in the world. The woman is off her rocker. Apparently just a few of us are noticing.
She’s certifiable, B-ville. She’s been spouting idiocy forever, but this past week she’s outdone herself…
Channeling my inner “Foghorn Leghorn”: I say, I say, that woman’s about as sharp as a bowling ball!
You know in all honesty this debacle could be more fittingly called PelosiCrud than ObamaCare. This woman has evil intentions and an unGodly heart filled with deceit and guile.
You have a valid point, Slayer: Pelosi was unarguably more involved in the actual passage of the bill than the Prez was.
But the “crud” part could apply to either of them, equally.
I don’t believe this is the first time this evil woman has tried to push govt healthcare down our throats (I’ll have to √ those stats later) pelosi makes the feminazi party proud. 😡 <=== that's my angry face
Hey! Don’t forget that her favorite word is “The Word”… Yeah, it’s actually two words, but that’s the new math of the Left. Kinda like the same math they used to say that O-Care would NOT add to the deficit….HAHAHA!
It is not too late, call your senator, support Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio!
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Keep calling your Senators, Pester the hell out of them!
They should know your voice by Monday night…..