Did you know that Congressmen get exemptions to Obamacare?
That’s right, the people that are responsible for passing the health care government monstrosity think it’s such great policy, they ensured they don’t actually have to use it.
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has always been against Obamacare. He spoke out against it, voted against it, and made sure to do everything he could to keep it from passing. Too many of his colleagues didn’t feel the same way.
So Paul, who is currently in his first term in any elected office, wants to at least make a change to how it’s implemented.
No more exemptions for Congressmen. If a new policy is good for the people, it should be good for Congressmen. And not just the Senators and Representatives – everyone involved in the federal government, including the president and members of the Supreme Court.
Burgess Everett over at Politico writes about Paul’s amendment:
“The Kentucky freshman Republican has introduced a constitutional amendment that would preclude senators and representatives from passing laws that don’t apply equally to U.S. citizens and Congress, the executive branch and the Supreme Court. The amendment is aimed squarely at Obamacare provisions specific to members of Congress and their staffs that became a central point of contention during the government shutdown.”
Also in Paul’s crosshairs: Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts. Roberts was the swing vote when the Supreme Court allowed Obamacare to stand. Obamacare makes it a requirement that Americans buy health insurance – it’s a mandate; you have no choice. (Does that sound like freedom to you?).
Yet Roberts called it constitutional.
So, as Paul said:
“’If he likes Obamacare so much, I’m going to give him an amendment that gives Obamacare to Justice Roberts,’ Paul told the [Daily Caller].”
And if Paul gets his way, not just Roberts, but everyone else involved in passing Obamacare.
Because really, does it make a lot of sense that lawmakers get exemptions from programs they pass?
What about the rest of us? We just have to live with it because we have regular jobs?
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