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2013-09-18 17:08:37
ICYMI: Heller Urges Colleagues to Stop D.C. Exemption from Obamacare “Those who wrote the law should be beholden to it” (Washington, D.C.) – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) spoke on the Senate floor about an amendment he cosponsored along with Senators David Vitter (R-LA) and Mike Enzi (R-WY), among others. Their legislation will require all Members of Congress, the President, Vice President, and all political appointees in the Administration to purchase their health insurance on the Obamacare Exchange without the help of taxpayer-funded subsidies. OC Exemption CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE CLIP Excerpts from the speech below: “…Specifically, this amendment seeks to eliminate special Washington D.C. exemptions in the current law. It requires Congressional staff, including Committee and Leadership staff, as well as the President, the Vice President and all political appointees in the Administration to participate in the same exchanges that ObamaCare forces on everyday Americans. I think it’s clear that the American people are fed up with the Beltway mentality that the rules apply to everyone else, but not Washington D.C. If you ask me, a law that applies to all Americans except those who wrote it, simply doesn’t pass the smell test. By the way, I want to note that this elitist attitude isn’t anything new. In fact, America’s second President, John Adams, warned against a legislative assembly that would ‘In time, not hesitate to exempt itself from the burdens which it will lay, without shame, on its constituents.’ It turns out, this was a tragically accurate prediction. If ObamaCare is such a good idea, why wouldn’t those who helped write the law stand proudly by it? The fact that Obam aCare protects a select few from participating in its exchanges is just further evidence that the law never should have been passed to begin with. And if Congress is going to pass laws that are unpopular, we had better be ready to live by those same rules as everyone else. That’s what this amendment is about, and I hope my colleagues will join me in supporting it.” Follow Senator Heller on Facebook On Twitter @SenDeanHeller And on YouTube *If you are no longer interested in receiving updates, please do not respond to this email, as it is an unattended e-mail address. Please click the link below if you would like to be removed from future e-mails.
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ICYMI: Heller Urges Colleagues to Stop D.C. Exemption from Obamacare

“Those who wrote the law should be beholden to it”

(Washington, D.C.) – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) spoke on the Senate floor about an amendment he cosponsored along with Senators David Vitter (R-LA) and Mike Enzi (R-WY), among others. Their legislation will require all Members of Congress, the President, Vice President, and all political appointees in the Administration to purchase their health insurance on the Obamacare Exchange without the help of taxpayer-funded subsidies.

OC Exemption

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE CLIP

Excerpts from the speech below:

“…Specifically, this amendment seeks to eliminate special Washington D.C. exemptions in the current law. It requires Congressional staff, including Committee and Leadership staff, as well as the President, the Vice President and all political appointees in the Administration to participate in the same exchanges that ObamaCare forces on everyday Americans.  

I think it’s clear that the American people are fed up with the Beltway mentality that the rules apply to everyone else, but not Washington D.C. If you ask me, a law that applies to all Americans except those who wrote it, simply doesn’t pass the smell test.

By the way, I want to note that this elitist attitude isn’t anything new. In fact, America’s second President, John Adams, warned against a legislative assembly that would ‘In time, not hesitate to exempt itself from the burdens which it will lay, without shame, on its constituents.’  It turns out, this was a tragically accurate prediction.

If ObamaCare is such a good idea, why wouldn’t those who helped write the law stand proudly by it? The fact that Obam aCare protects a select few from participating in its exchanges is just further evidence that the law never should have been passed to begin with. 

And if Congress is going to pass laws that are unpopular, we had better be ready to live by those same rules as everyone else. That’s what this amendment is about, and I hope my colleagues will join me in supporting it.”  

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