U.S. lawmakers secretly negotiating to exempt themselves from Obamacare
by Mike Adams
Friday, April 26, 2013
Top lawmakers on Capitol Hill are negotiating a secret deal to exempt themselves from Obamacare. The Obamacare mandate is a total nightmare, of course, and it doubles health insurance rates while providing nothing resembling actual “health” care. It’s such a nightmare that the very people who passed it now want to exempt themselves from it.
That would leave it in a state where only the constituents are subjected to its onerous costs and mandates, not the lawmakers who passed it into law. How’s that for hypocrisy in America?
According to a report from Politico, “Congressional leaders in both parties are engaged in high-level, confidential talks about exempting lawmakers and Capitol Hill aides from the insurance exchanges they are mandated to join as part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, sources in both parties said.”
Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell has the best reply to all this: “Let’s exempt the entire country from Obamacare,” he said according to a Breitbart.com report.
I couldn’t agree more. If Obamacare is so great, why do lawmakers want nothing to do with it? And if they want to be exempted from it, how can they demand that all their constituents be forced to buy it?
Even Obama doesn’t have to buy Obamacare, it turns out. And the very fact that Obamacare forces citizens to purchase a private insurance product or be fined by the IRS is blatantly unconstitutional and an outlandish interpretation of the Commerce Clause.