As close observers of history and human nature, James Madison and the other Founders of the U.S. Constitution knew that the equal and unbiased application of the law to all people, especially elected officials, is essential to freedom and justice and one of the primary safeguards from authoritarianism and oppression by a ruling class. And so, referring to the members of Congress, James Madison wrote in Federalist No. 57: "[T]hey can make no law which will not have its full operation on themselves and their friends, as well as on the great mass of the society." Today, elected officials need to be
They are a disgusting bunch. I´d like to see pelosi have to wait in a crowed waiting room for a few hours to be seen by a doctor she did not know. Perhaps for a pap smear. Or maybe reid could get a prostate exam by an unknown physician after he has had to wait an hour or two. Who the hell do they think they are? Oh, yeah, that´s right. The elite ruling class. Our superiiors. Those who rule over the great unwashed. A holes, all of them.
The writer gets closer to the nut cutting in this one, but he´s not quite there.
See where he says that in their haste the writers forgot about the FEHB government ´contribution´ ~ well, all the top dogs on the committee are all wealthy beyond the dreams of avarice AND most of the top Democrats on that committee get plenty of backdoor money from lobbyists.
It wasn´t an issue that bothered them at all. They don´t need the compensation so they don´t care.
The change in total compensation can certainly be addressed when it comes to the staff people ~ but the 27th Amendment plays a part with the Congressional compensation. I believe that amendment says THE NEW LAW and new compensation level became effective about November 5, 2010!
Compensation for medical insurance beyond that date was no longer lawful ~ for the members of Congress, and a good number of them need the money. They, for example, have kids ~ they didn´t abort them like good little Democrat automatons.
But I couldn´t find anything in the law that gave them any other effective date for being cut off the dole than the date implicated in the 27th amendment!
They all continued to receive that extra compensation right through this year. I think the tally ought to be up near $75,000 each, and for most of them, in their personal lives, with their money, THAT HURTS!
Even if they changed the law, the next constitutional change doesn´t come around until November 2014! In the meantime they all each owe us $75,000.
So, folks, it´s even worse than you imagined. For some of you this will be a time of rejoicing.
Just read an article that quoted 92% of the American people are opposed to the special "carve out" that congress people and their greedy staffers received. It also said this would have a huge effect on the vote in 2014 and 2016 due to the completely out of touch elite ruling class attitude that they should be exempt to the punishment of Obamascare they will be inflicting upon the rest of us.
You know, it really is crazy. Why are we so accepting of all of Congress´ special privileges? Who are they? Don´t we pay their salaries? I mean these people legislate our lives and most of them do not even read any of the legislation (certainly not ObamaCare), and sometimes if you catch some of them on Cspan, you wonder if they are even literate. Why should they not have to accept ObamaCare, if they think there is something wrong with those principled congressmen who want to defund it. If Harry Reid and company want it funded, then use the crummy plan themselves. I think hypocrisy is too mild a word.
#7 and #9 ~ might bother reading the Constitution some day ~ do you a world of good. Look for the term COMPENSATION.
That includes pay and fringe! You were paying their compensation ~ which included a component for cash income, retirement, and medical care ~ just like everybody else in the country ~ even if the only ´benefit´ you might derive from it was a big juicy fat tax deduction eh!
I think I´ve explained the system enough. Now, you guys, can you tell us why you want to just avert your eyes from that $75,000 DEBT all those Congresscritters have built up by continuing to take compensation in the form of medical insurance AFTER they eliminated that compensation in the ACA in 2010?
Are you staffers or something? It doesn´t really help to stir up the troops if there´s no ´there´ there ~ this is real money ~ they took ~ it was not lawfully provided for! In my book that´s CONVERSION
I must tell you, as a member of the former USSR (former, yes.. Politburo,) we had special health. True. I am truly happy to see America come to same conclusion vis the "people." Ha ha. We give up socialism? You embrace! What next? Always a fun ride. Now. back to my estate in Mill Neck on the island you call Long. Ha!
The "White House" buckled under pressure from Congress/staffers and yet won´t when MILLIONS of Citizens are saying Defund It! Repeal It! Get Rid of the Dang Thing!
Why can´t we bring a suit against the Federal Government? like: "United States Citizens v. Federal Government and ACA."
I actually think Sen. Paul is writing or has written a bill doing something like this,m that it is only fair that all people, including Justice Roberts, come under the CONTROL of the government "health" monstrosity.
Last week I wrote to all my congress people about the special "carve outs" they will be receiving, exemption from the outrageous costs of Obamascare. The Republicans answered promptly, but the Demonrat Senator just responded today. Senator Bob Casey, or as he is known in Pa. as Senator Zero, denied any "carve out" for himself or his Greedy staff members. What a liar! He assumes that all voters are stupid and will swallow his cover. He is another Demonrat who had the election handed to him by Pa. unions and voter fraud. I will never in my lifetime vote for a Demonrat, they are destroying not only the best healthcare system in the world, but the United States of America with their deceit.
Excellent article -- thanks for making it a must read.
Like the line from Animal Farm: All the animals are equal but some are more equal than others.
Members of Congress are disgusting people. They make pigs of themselves at the public trough and make sure certain special others are also exempt from the laws they pass. Pls also keep in mind that all members of the federal judiciary are also exempt from this horror.
Yesterday a commenter suggested giving each Congressional office an amount and having them budget for ALL their expenses including staff healthcare. The article states Senator Ron Johnson has done just that. He budgeted in supplemental payments for healthcare for his staff from his office budget.
Agree with all of you here. How is this legal? Aren´t we all equal under the law? This is tyranny nothing more, nothing less. Men of conscience would reject the idea of passing out exemptions to some while ignoring the rest. That tells me everything I need to know about the sorry state of the character of the ruling class we support in Washington DC. They are in it for themselves and don´t give a flying fig about the rest of us as long as we keep them in the manner to which they have become accustomed. Dirty, rotten scoundrels everyone of them.
So how about a We Refuse to Pay Your Compensation Until You Listen to Us revolt? BTW, this fed-up-with-elitism-in-Congress cuts across political borders. Can they put millions upon millions in the slammer for not paying taxes? And, oh. To the eye are ess and the en ess say, I am not instigating anything. Just asking some questions.
And how many of these Senators and Representatives were re-elected back in 2010 and 2012? Do you think people like Pelosi or Reid care about the costs when they have managed to ebcome millionaires while "serving´ in Congress?
I sent an email to Sen. Bill Nelson, one of my senators. He replied that my comment about a carve out for Congress and staff was not true. "Members of Congress did not exempt themselves from any part of Affordable Care Act (ACA). In fact, members of Congress and their staffs are losing their employer coverage under ACA and instead will be required to purchase one of the exact same plans in the health insurance marketplaces that will cover millions of other Americans beginning in January. Eligible employees will get help paying their premiums just like they did when they were covered under the Federal Employees Health Benefits program--the program that covers Federal employees, retirees, and their families, but will no longer cover members of Congress and their staffs."
In other words, the POTUS did not do anything during the August recess. Who do you believe?
IMO, the pols changed the name of the health plan and increased the funding. Slick.
FTA: ´The White House, under heat from Congress, directed the Office of Personnel Management to carve out special rules.´ We no longer have a Constitutional Republic when the Chief Executive can write or re-write the Law. That is the prerogative of autocrats, of kings or dictators. I don´t think stinky will don a uniform, ala Pinochet or Castro, even though he does play a CINC on TV. No, I think he longs for a bit, gold, zulu-esque crown and ermine trimmed robe...Louis XIV without the false modesty.
What´s that song ´Back in the USSR´? Tyranny is disgusting. Greed for money and power over us is the motivation behind Washington. Getting all they can at our expense and obamacare is more than a financial expense. Call Washington today and tell them what is good enough for us is good enough for them.
Called McConnell, Alexander and Ayotte a little after 8:30 a.m. and got three "mailbox full". Got thru to Vitter´s office, and told him NOT to vote for cloture which I found out is the French word for closure. Reid just wants to close it off - cut it off - shut it down - so there is no possibility of further discussion. I think I shall walk the dog. Don´t Fund Obamacare.com has all names and ´phone numbers of Republicans.
Congress complains that without its special subsidies the Hill will suffer a "brain drain" as staffers leave their jobs because of increasing out-of-pocket insurance costs. Heaven forbid Congress suffer the same fate as private companies like UPS, which recently had to cut health-care benefits entirely for employees´ spouses; or labor unions, like the 40,000 International Longshore and Warehouse Union workers who recently left the AFL-CIO citing as one factor ObamaCare´s tax on their "Cadillac" health-care plans.
So it´s okay for we peons, the great unwashed, to have to suffer under this law, to have a "brain drain" on OUR businesses, to lose our doctors and our health care plans, but the hoi-poloi, the elitist legislators who represent those hurt by this law, get a Get-Out-Of-O´Care Free card?
This is SO wrong, it defies any sense of decency and honor these legislators may have ever had, even the Republicans who still want their exemptions.
From another article from another site: "Elections cannot be the sole check against power, the only time when those who abuse their authority have to worry about facing the consequences of their actions." Exactly right. So what can we do while waiting for the next election?
Obamacare is a punishment for not going along with the Obama program. Note the punishment of any member and their staff who supports the proposed law to treat congress and their staff the same as the rest of the population - They get punished along with the population so in effect they are banished from the ruling class forever. A population which tolerates this thuggery is not free!
#32...I would say that any brains Congress had to drain, went down the drain long ago. What ever happened to the idea of serving your country, not the nearest available prostitute.
Not a day goes by that I don´t read multiple articles about government members exposing, stealing, lying, raping, sexting, or just abandoning Americans who are being killed. Face it, they think they are some kind of Royalty. They aren´t, most are pick pockets who steal your hard earned money by stealth and trickery..
I´m mad as hell and I´m not going to take it anymore. That should be the battle cry for the next election. Through the varmints out.
Anyone still want to defend the Republican "leadership" in the House and Senate? I am DONE with all of them.
If they can find "work arounds" to exempt themselves from the laws the impose upon us, then we well can find "work arounds" to following their laws. It will take individuals doing whatever they can in their lives to thwart the control of government. Perhaps you know a retiring doctor. Perhaps he´ll be willing to see people in his home on a cash basis. Its time for us to get creative and take back control of our lives.
If I ever have to come in contact with any bureaucrat for any reason and they try to "enforce" any "regulation" my response will be, "What difference, at this point, does it make?"
Question: is this co author the same Bill Bennett who was once a "DRUG CZAR? You know the guy that protected and kept the drug plundering trade in business by enforcing it and keeping the prices extravagantly high? If so, he´s probably on some kind of elite governement medical protection plan like all of Congress. What is this guy, if it´s the same guy, doing writing about this subject? Being a Drug Czar, that craziness is what gave Obamboozler the idea of creating his own FIFTY non elected little Hitler czars, operating above the law and out of reach of the already corrupted Congress, press and TV. Does anybody know what these other little Hitlers are pulling off? Does anybody know if this Bennett is the same overweight TV hypocrite who operated the American drug cartel?
#16 ~ I get the same treatment from Casey as well. He really DOES think we´re stupid. Whenever I contact him about an issue he responds by telling me I´m totally WRONG about it and is quite condescending as well! He has a constituency of ONE or should I say WON.
I have heard much whaling and nashing of teeth, but no resistance plan. How do we fail to abide by this monster until 2014? We as freemen cannot allow this inequity to exist. We have written our congress critters, called the majority leaders in the House and Senate, and called the white house, silence.
As freemen, we must resist this Obamanation, but how? What is our common path, how do we throw the Tea into the Bay, it is time.
My employer (a major retailer) just sent us notice today that they will no longer offer medical. Period. I am on my husband´s policy and we´re holding our breath as he got a notice that they are ´working´ on a solution (and this is a major insurance co.). Can´t wait to hear the whining in te break room tomorrow...I work with a lot of uneducated lo-fos who all voted for the moron. Enjoy!
A lot of people who voted for Obama thought that he was going to give them "free" health care. Now they will be finding out that there will be no health care "free" lunch, and that Obama care is not about health care at all, it is about insurance, that may or may not give you access to a health care professional.
What they should do with the Congress critters and their staffs is send all of them who voted for Obama care to the Obama care exchanges, and then leave the rest of them who did not vote for Obama care where they have always been in the FEHBP exchange. Then they will all be happy campers.
Dear Senator Boxer, As a constituent, I urge you to set an example and renounce your exempt health care coverage and submit to the terms of the Affordable Care Act. You must do this on principle. You must lobby your colleagues in the Senate and the House of Representatives to do the same. You cannot allow a conflict of interest to remain as the status quo and expect the citizenry to respect you. There are entirely too many inconsistencies that have become "normal" as part of the fabric of American life to address in this message. However the special exemption that members of Congress enjoy is a cancer in hearts and minds of the people and will lead to a further erosion of confidence in the ability of the federal government to manage the business of the people. Thank you for considering my request. I look forward to hearing back from you.
As a person who grew up in the sixties I am all too familiar with hearing from those who would call for revolution. It wasn´t until I was in my early twenties that I began to truly consider what a revolution would entail and that I didn´t have the stomach for it. The world then was full of strife and revolution and although I did not favor our involvement in Vietnam, I wasn´t keen on urban warfare in my own neighborhood as a replacement. If life in this country ever truly devolves into a revolution, it´s going to be very messy. Better to avoid that and vote these bums out of office. Anyone is welcome to use my note above as a template to write their elected representatives and let them know that they really can be made unemployed. Do it today, its easy.
But there is no severability clause in the travesty. So the "carve-outs will not exist when the time to pay arrives. The letters will go out to Unions and staff aides and all the rest--pay. That is if there is due process. Also The article I sec 9 of the Constitution says that some action and American took cannot be termed illegal and be prosecuted with out a judicial trial. You have to read it. The blocking of Americans to get their own Health care arrangements is one such action. Taking the fines right out of our accounts with out our consent is also blocked. Blocking doctors from making their own patient arrangements for pay and who they see is another.
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