Finally! Just when Obamacare is kicking in and ordinary citizens are seeing their premiums skyrocket, their working hours cut, their deductibles increased, or losing their policies altogether, we find a bright spot on the horizon:
Dozens of lawmakers and aides are so afraid that their health insurance premiums will skyrocket next year thanks to Obamacare that they are thinking about retiring early or just quitting.
The fear: Government-subsidized premiums will disappear at the end of the year under a provision in the health care law that nudges aides and lawmakers onto the government health care exchanges, which could make their benefits exorbitantly expensive.
Democratic and Republican leaders are taking the issue seriously, but first they need more specifics from the Office of Personnel Management on how the new rule should take effect — a decision that Capitol Hill sources expect by fall, at the latest. The administration has clammed up in advance of a ruling, sources on both sides of the aisle said.
If the issue isn’t resolved, and massive numbers of lawmakers and aides bolt, many on Capitol Hill fear it could lead to a brain drain just as Congress tackles a slew of weighty issues — like fights over the Tax Code and immigration reform.
Thank God! The best thing that could possibly happen to this country is a “brain drain” of the idiots that are overpaid and underworked on Capital Hill. Let ’em get part time jobs at WalMart and see what life is really like in flyover country.
If you read the full article, you’ll note that Republicans are taking this seriously and hope to “fix” it. If a single Republican votes to exempt federal employees from the effects of Obamacare, they need to be run out of town, tarred and feathered, and placed on a stick a the city gates as a warning to other potential traitors.
Obamacare is not constitutional – it’s a tax. A tax that is going to bring the economy to its ankles, since it is already on its knees. Time to pull the plug on the whole stupid idea.
Get more stuff like this
Subscribe to our mailing list and keep up with Harris County and Texas politics.
Thank you for subscribing.
Something went wrong.