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Re: Report: Boehner was for Obamacare exemptions before he was against them
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2013, 02:47:36 PM »
I'm going to get killed for this, but I'm going to ask it anyway?

Since Congress and their aides have been getting subsidies to cover some or all of premiums, why should they not get subsidies under Obamacare?

I get a subsidy from my company and it will continue under Obamacare.  Most people who work for large organizations get a lot of their premiums subsidized.  Same for state and local governments.

Congress shouldn't?
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Re: Report: Boehner was for Obamacare exemptions before he was against them
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2013, 02:54:05 PM »
I'm going to get killed for this, but I'm going to ask it anyway?

Since Congress and their aides have been getting subsidies to cover some or all of premiums, why should they not get subsidies under Obamacare?

I get a subsidy from my company and it will continue under Obamacare.  Most people who work for large organizations get a lot of their premiums subsidized.  Same for state and local governments.

Congress shouldn't?

They took away subsidies from everyone else (what do you think the unions are screaming about) so their own should be gone, too.  They are NOT special and should not be exempt from their own bad laws - another example Martha Stewart went to prison doing what it is legal for congressmen to do.

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Re: Report: Boehner was for Obamacare exemptions before he was against them
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2013, 02:59:36 PM »
They took away subsidies from everyone else (what do you think the unions are screaming about) so their own should be gone, too.  They are NOT special and should not be exempt from their own bad laws - another example Martha Stewart went to prison doing what it is legal for congressmen to do.

The unions didn't lose subsidies.  They are GOING to lose subsidies for Cadillac plans in 2017.  THAT'S what they're afraid of.  That, and the reduction in hours of some of their members to below 30 hours so that they lose insurance.

And they didn't "take away subsidies for everyone else."  Most companies that are subsidizing premiums for employees will still subsidize them under Obamacare and that's for 156 million Americans.
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Re: Report: Boehner was for Obamacare exemptions before he was against them
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2013, 03:05:44 PM »
The unions didn't lose subsidies.  They are GOING to lose subsidies for Cadillac plans in 2017.  THAT'S what they're afraid of.  That, and the reduction in hours of some of their members to below 30 hours so that they lose insurance.

And they didn't "take away subsidies for everyone else."  Most companies that are subsidizing premiums for employees will still subsidize them under Obamacare and that's for 156 million Americans.

We get it sink. You love Obamacare, want to see Obama implemented and you think Congress should not have to live under the same laws they passed for the rest of us.  Got it!  You must be making a ton of money off this bill.

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Re: Report: Boehner was for Obamacare exemptions before he was against them
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2013, 08:17:17 AM »

And they didn't "take away subsidies for everyone else."  Most companies that are subsidizing premiums for employees will still subsidize them under Obamacare and that's for 156 million Americans.

This will last only until business figures out how much money they can save by giving subsidies instead of insurance.  The cost savings in staff reduction and paperwork alone will make companies drop insurance like a hot potato. :poohappen:
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
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