Hypocrite watch: Democrats -- YOU have to go on Obamacare, but we can opt out!

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    Loophole Lets Dozens of Minnesota Congressional Staff Opt Out of Key Health Care Reform Requirement - Big Government

    Now isn't that interesting that they have a loophole that their staff doesn't have to go on Obamacare.

    If Obamacare is sooooooooooooooooooo wonderful, why give an opt out for your "elite" staff.

    Wouldn't that staff be clammoring to be on Obamacare if it's so great?

    The devil is in the details. When liberals tell YOU that something they are passing is just going to be utopia but they put in a loophole where they can opt out, you know they are LYING to you.

    How do you know a Democrat/liberal is lying? Their lips are moving.

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    And just think....if it were not for the Repugnant Party, there would be NO mandates.

    Nice of you to put that in your post.
     
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    Is this another of those things Nancy said we would love once the bill passed?
     
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    The fact that both parties screwed up still does not make this a good piece of legislation. When we realize that neither side is working for our best interest, we can then begin to join together to change the politicians.
     
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    Sign me up for the class action lawsuit.
     
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    You guys need to do a bit more research than just talking points.

    Yes, a loophole exists that exempts a number of commitee staffers from purchasing their insurance from an exchange. The point that everyone seems to be missing is that congressional staffers are the ONLY people mandated by this bill to buy their insurance from the exchange.

    Yes, the loophole is unfair. But only to the other congressional staffers - you or I are NOT mandated to buy insurance through an exchange.

    PolitiFact | Health bill appears to exempt some congressional staff
     
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    last I heard all congressmen get to keep their government Cadillac health care. They should lose theirs too and go on the universal plan they've crafted.

    BTW, watch Massoftwoshits' Romneycare. They are us only 3 years out.
     
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    Seriously, you guys need to update your talking points..

    THERE IS NO GOVERNMENT RUN HEALTHCARE PLAN IN THE BILL.

    None at all.

    Also, the ONLY people in the bill who are mandated to buy coverage from a health care exchange are members of Congress and their staffers - so you fail twice.

     
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    right... keep selling that. Government controlled exchanges is not really government run. And price controls won't put the private companies out of business. Like they are in MA.

    Whatta lark.
     
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    So you managed to ignore the fact that your statement was proven wrong. Congressman are NOT exempt - in fact they're the only ones who are required to buy from an exchange.

    BTW, the "government controlled" exchange that you speak of is a marketplace where various private insurance plans compete with a number of different priced plans, with different benefits.

    Sounds more like free market capitalism than "socialism".
     

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