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The exemption allows Congressman and staffers to receive employer contributions just like private employees do.
Thanks to an oil spill, news reporters are not allowed to film or report anything that would cause harm to others or create civil unrest.
You made a really interesting post, with some good points... but can you please elaborate on this one and enlighten us as to what you're referring to?
By contrast, failing to lift the debt ceiling could directly hurt a wider swath of the population by, for example, forcing the government to suspend payments to Social Security and Medicare recipients. Without a hike in the debt ceiling, the government would also have to immediately eliminate the $742 billion deficit, a massive hit in spending that dwarfs the $44 billion in sequester cuts that took effect in March. And for the economy at large, hitting the ceiling could in theory cause the government to default on its debts for the first time in U.S. history.
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Who racked up most of that debt? Good old "W" with his wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. NOT the Democrats. NOT President Obama.
Democrats in Congress have voted for reasonable cuts in government spending; just not cuts that will hurt the average American who is struggling just to get by.