NO!! They are the ruling class. Only the simpletons are to be in the exchanges!
On Monday afternoon, after the Democratic Senate rejected a Republican House bill that would have continued to fund the government and would have delayed the implementation of Obamacare by one year, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) said that the House would attempt to pass a bill requiring all Obama administration officials to sign up for Obamacare. Currently, Obama administration officials are not subject to the health care exchanges that they insist Americans pay for federally. Congress members are forced to join the exchanges, but are federally subsidized to do so.
Like a spoiled child, the President’s favorite word while he throws political tantrums is “fairness”. This isn’t fair. That’s not fair. Whatever Barry. Today, Barry told you he doesn’t care what is fair for you – he only cares that you vote for him.
Today, the Senate voted on party lines to not fund the Government and deny a one year delay in Obamacare. The Obamacare amendment they defeated along party lines was titled the “Fairness amendment” because it would delay the individual mandate LEGALLY because the President UNFAIRLY and ILLEGALLY delayed the corporate mandate for one year. So, Harry votes to shut down the government, stick it to you – all in the hopes he picks up some congressional seats in 2014. There you go.
Not a SINGLE democrat had the courage to do the right thing. NOT ONE. I hope red states pummel them in 2014.
Meanwhile, the idiot GOP establishment continues to negotiate against themselves. Rumor is they are preparing another offer. Morons. Hit the lights on your way out, we are done here.
UPDATE: Meanwhile, McConnell works behind the scenes to completely undermine our cause:
Well, McConnell is playing the same game with the fight over Obamacare. Last week, he completely sandbagged the unified House defund bill when he handed Harry Reid the requisite votes to strip out the rider and gain leverage over the House by sending back his own CR. Now, as he did with the debt ceiling fight in 2011, McConnell plans to feast on the carcass that he created.
After McConnell stabbed House Republicans in the back, they have been negotiating with themselves. They watered down defund to delay, and are working on watering it down further to more shiny objects. In the meantime, Democrats are standing firm and not negotiating with themselves. Then comes McConnell with a plan to pass a one-week clean CR.
So what is the purpose of a one-week CR? After telegraphing the message to Democrats that he is terrified of a government shutdown, why would McConnell want to delay the inevitable for one week? Why does he need another week to cave?
The only plausible strategy is that he wants to merge the CR with the debt ceiling so that he doesn’t have to cave on two separate fronts and raise the ire of conservatives even more than he has already done.
McConnell and other DC establishment figures need to stop with the tricks. They have already said they will never use brinkmanship to shutdown Obamacare. They have watered down their position three times while Democrats stand firm. This is just an embarrassing slow bleed. If this is where they are headed, it’s better they man up and propose a full-year, clean CR.
But that would take some degree of courage.
From Breitbart.com Media Silent as Shutdown Looms, Obama Golfs, Reid Takes Morning Off
Imagine the media uproar had Republican House Speaker John Bohner golfed over the weekend — like Obama did. Imagine the media uproar had Boehner not showed up to work today until 2pm, which is Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s plan.
The fact that the media are not making Obama or Reid pay a price for loafing as a government shutdown looms, is one thing.
What is most telling is that the Democrats are so sure the media is in the tank for them that they are comfortable loafing.
So, we have added over $6T to our national debt. The treasury has printed trillions propping up the economy and we have NOTHING to show for it. Record low labor force participation. Sub 2% GDP growth and an unemployment rate defined as ‘the new normal”. We do have a brand new national health care system about to continue its economic assault on our country. Do you want to know what business leaders think about it? No, not the leaders that have been bought and paid for by Obama. How about small business owners, the true economic engine of this economy:
What do small businesses want? According to the charts, 63% want a one-year delay in ObamaCare’s implementation, while only 27% want it to go into effect tomorrow as scheduled. Forty-seven percent want full repeal, while another 27% want revisions, for an overall opposition of 74%. Sixty percent expect the law to force health care costs to rise, while only 11% believe those costs will go down. Fifty-eight percent expect to reduce their benefits package, 49% expect to reduce bonuses, and 47% plan to pull back on future hiring as a result.
This from a group that idolizes shutting down Wisconsin and Texas legislators hiding across the state line…
So the law is THE LAW when Senator Reid says it’s the law. When it becomes a political convenience to get rid of it, he can argue against and vote against THE LAW that he previously voted in favor of. When the President finds parts of a law hard to implement or remarkably unpopular, he can enforce it piecemeal. When a person Harry Reid likes (himself for example) is harmed or inconvenienced; he can get waivers because in his case it is “different.” But if you oppose the law itself, there is no need for discussion. It’s THE LAW.
Something about keeping your doctor?? I know it’s racists and Bush’s fault..
President Barack Obama famously promised, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.” He later got even more specific.
“If you are among the hundreds of millions of Americans who already have health insurance through your job, or Medicare, or Medicaid, or the VA, nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have,” Obama said.
But as Obamacare’s rollout approaches, we have learned this is not true. Here are the ten states where consumers may like their health care plans, but they won’t be able to keep them.
5) South Carolina:
6) New York:
7) New Jersey: