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Congress exempted from Obamacare just like they are with discrimination laws

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posted on Aug, 8 2013 @ 10:43 AM
I am fed up with Congress passing laws they do not have to obey but the rest of us do.

So I started this petition.

require Congress be compelled to obey all laws they pass without exemption, to include laws regarding discrimination.
Members of Congress shall be legally required to obey every regulation or law they pass or have passed; imposed by force of law upon the American people.

There shall be no special exemption of any Congress person or staff from any law or regulation they passed; which is currently in effect or passed in the future that they impose by force of law upon the American People.

This includes laws regarding sexual discrimination, racial discrimination or discrimination of any kind or type currently in effect; which compel the American people to behave in a compulsory way.

This also includes any health care law or regulation, and any law or regulation; that demands the American people pay a tax or fine; and/or face incarceration as a penalty for noncompliance.

If you agree with me please go to:

to activate the petition.

posted on Aug, 8 2013 @ 11:54 AM
This was already passed in 1995 the Congressional Accountability Act.

posted on Aug, 8 2013 @ 12:42 PM
reply to post by MrSpad

If this is true then why have they been exempted from Obamacare?

posted on Aug, 8 2013 @ 01:36 PM
Oh, they are not. Congress and all staffers move to the health care exchanges on Jan 4. They will still get their employer coverage, but they very much are moving to the ACA Health Exchange plans.

"In a ruling issued on Wednesday, U.S. lawmakers and their staffs will continue to receive a federal contribution toward the health insurance that they must purchase through soon-to-open exchanges created by President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.
The decision by the Office of Personnel Management, with Obama's blessing, will prevent the largely unintended loss of healthcare benefits for 535 members of the Senate and House of Representatives and thousands of Capitol Hill staff."

"Lawmakers and staff still must purchase plans on the exchanges for coverage that starts in January, OPM said, and they will not be eligible for tax credits to offset premium payments."
edit on 8-8-2013 by usernameconspiracy because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 8 2013 @ 01:45 PM

Originally posted by grandmakdw
reply to post by MrSpad

If this is true then why have they been exempted from Obamacare?

They haven't. At least not in reality land. Congress and their staffers will fall off of the FEHB and onto the ACA Health Exchange plans in January. That truth won't stop some overly stubborn people from continuing to deny it, though.

posted on Aug, 9 2013 @ 10:44 AM
reply to post by grandmakdw

I agree to an extent however the Speech and Debate clause is going to trip your petition up some.

As for ObamaCare there was an amendment attached that required Congress and their employees to be covered by Obamacare. It was not until they saw what a colossal cluster f*** it is that they got the OPM to make the changes.

We have term limits at the federal level... They are called elections.

posted on Aug, 9 2013 @ 03:48 PM
reply to post by usernameconspiracy

The administration spin is that it is not an exemption.

However, Obama said that congress did not have to follow that part of the legislation they passed. To me that is an exemption to obeying a law that everyone else must obey.

You are playing with words.

posted on Aug, 19 2013 @ 01:00 PM

Originally posted by grandmakdw
reply to post by MrSpad

If this is true then why have they been exempted from Obamacare?

When Obamacare was passed in 2010...The GOP in a snarky effort, demended and Amendment that everyone on Capitol Hill must go on Obamacare....Despite them not qualifying...since they already had government paid insurance.

That Amendment passed...

Now the GOP got nervous as implementation approached and demanded to be exempt from thier own Amendment that they demanded in they can keep thier ALREADY socialized/gov/taxpayer paid healtchare plan, rather than go on the exchanges.

Again the WH agreed and gave them the expemption.

So it is as if they hadn't passed the first amendment in the first place.

posted on Aug, 19 2013 @ 01:34 PM
reply to post by Indigo5

Q: Is it true that there are bills in Congress that would exempt members and their staffs and families from buying into “Obamacare”?

A: No. Congress members and staffers will be required to buy insurance through the exchanges on Jan. 1.

Congress and an Exemption from ‘Obamacare’?

The big problem WAS about who pays the premiums.
Nothing more, nothing less !!

posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 06:32 AM

posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 02:02 PM

Originally posted by jammy

Are they handling the ObamaCare exchanges ?

The list looks like it !!

edit on Aug-22-2013 by xuenchen because: (no reason given)

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