US Senator files lawsuit against Fed govt paying for Congressmen's Obamacare plans

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This probably won't have legs, I'd guess the suit will be thrown out due to either:

1.) The Senator doesn't have "standing" to bring the suit, or
2.) The Senator can't show he's been "damaged" by the government doing what he's complaining about.

For some time now, it hasn't been enough to prove that someone broke the law. You have to show that (a) Someone has been "damaged", and (b) You are the one who has been damaged.

So, I'd guess that from here on in, any government program that doles out goodies, however illegally or unconstitutionally, will be lawsuit-proof.

Nice try, Sen. Johnson. But you're wasing your time. Liberals can break the law any time they want, and there's nothing you can do to stop them if they have 51% of the vote... or if they once had it, years ago, late on Christmas eve.

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Sen. Ron Johnson files lawsuit over Obamacare

Sen. Ron Johnson files lawsuit over Obamacare

By Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel
Jan. 6, 2014 10:30 a.m.

Madison — U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson filed a lawsuit Monday in an attempt to block the federal government from helping to pay for health care coverage for members of Congress and their staffs, opening a new front in the legal battle over the Affordable Care Act and dividing Republicans over how to attack the law.

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"Allowing the federal government to make an employer contribution to help pay for insurance coverage was explicitly considered, debated and rejected" in passing the Affordable Care Act, Johnson wrote.
 

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This probably won't have legs, I'd guess the suit will be thrown out due to either:

1.) The Senator doesn't have "standing" to bring the suit, or
2.) The Senator can't show he's been "damaged" by the government doing what he's complaining about.

For some time now, it hasn't been enough to prove that someone broke the law. You have to show that (a) Someone has been "damaged", and (b) You are the one who has been damaged.

So, I'd guess that from here on in, any government program that doles out goodies, however illegally or unconstitutionally, will be lawsuit-proof.

Nice try, Sen. Johnson. But you're wasing your time. Liberals can break the law any time they want, and there's nothing you can do to stop them if they have 51% of the vote... or if they once had it, years ago, late on Christmas eve.

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Sen. Ron Johnson files lawsuit over Obamacare

Sen. Ron Johnson files lawsuit over Obamacare

By Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel
Jan. 6, 2014 10:30 a.m.

Madison — U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson filed a lawsuit Monday in an attempt to block the federal government from helping to pay for health care coverage for members of Congress and their staffs, opening a new front in the legal battle over the Affordable Care Act and dividing Republicans over how to attack the law.

(snip)

"Allowing the federal government to make an employer contribution to help pay for insurance coverage was explicitly considered, debated and rejected" in passing the Affordable Care Act, Johnson wrote.
You failed law school huh?
 

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