UPDATE – 9-24-13:
Coming down to crunch time, and Cruz is starting his filibuster in the Senate. Take just a moment to read the following post, and refresh your memory on just how thrilled our loving overlords in DC were to be living under the same laws as us “commoners”.
I may be sick…
A few days ago, we had put up the following post:
“Typical: Congressional Leaders exempted their staffs from Obamacare…“
In it, we detailed how the staffs for both congressional and committee leadership were exempt from Obamacare, and how that was causing some consternation on Capitol Hill among everyone else’s staff.
Well, have no fear: Obama is here!!
From Politico, via Erika at HotAir:
The Office of Personnel Management, under heavy pressure from Capitol Hill, will issue a ruling that says the government can continue to make a contribution to the health care premiums of members of Congress and their aides, according to several Hill sources. …
Posted in Obama, Obamacare, Steyn
Tagged back room deals, Congress, corruption, government, health care premiums, health premiums, members of congress, Obama, Obamacare, politics, Steyn
If you read the New York Times this week, you may have been surprised to read the following story:
“Wrinkle in Health Law Vexes Lawmakers’ Aides“
Under a wrinkle that dates back to enactment of the law, members of Congress and thousands of their aides are required to get their coverage through new state-based markets known as insurance exchanges.
But the law does not provide any obvious way for the federal government to continue paying its share of the premiums for the comprehensive coverage.
As you might imagine, the members of Congress (and their aides) are none too happy at being subjected to the same rules the common rabble will soon be “enjoying”.
Posted in Hugh Hewitt, Obamacare, politics
Tagged Congress, congressional aides, exempt, health care, hill staffers, Hugh Hewitt, Marco Rubio, members of congress, Obamacare, politics