When the government is in control, the government will pick the winners and
losers. On top of that, the government is extremely inefficient and is
manipulated by special interest groups. Entitlements and ACA are giving the
government too much power and we will all be harmed eventually (even those who
are getting the handouts).
Kimber. Please tell us how many signed up for free or subsidized healthcare
under Obamacare and how many young and healthy people signed up to pay for it
with higher premiums, co-pays and deductibles? The government isn't talking
but they are talking about a possible taxpayer bailout of insurance companies.
Why would insurance companies need to be bailed out? Its because not enough
young people are stupid enough to pay for Obamacare for sick and old people! But
Democrats think taxpayer are? One more question, what gives you or anyone the
right to tell anyone else their present healthcare coverage is defective? Why
should a single man be forced to pay for maternity and mammogram insurance?
Obamacare is like Obama burning down your house, showing up too late with an
empty water bucket and then lecturing you on how defective your house was in the
Treating themselves as equals to their constituents is a first step in
"eating their own dog food". How about making them pay the full cost of
their meals, the full cost of their haircuts, the full cost of everything? Let
them fly "standby" when commuting to/from Washington. They could always
"upgrade" from their personal funds. Let them put all unspent campaign
"donations" into the general fund immediately after every election and
limit their spending to that of their opponent (to keep things equal). Let them
live in a military barracks while they serve so that they don't think that
their position should make them royalty. As far as that goes, their pay should
not be any higher than that of a Private, First Class. It they think that a
soldier's life is less important than theirs, they should not be
"serving".Yes, making them pay all costs for their own
health insurance and making their staff also pay all costs is a first step, but
it is far from the last step necessary. Making those who serve us actually
"serve" . Let them "want" to return home after serving one
"...Senator sues over Congress' health coverage..."Only
To "Thid Baker":As I stated to you on my contribution, there are
many more people that didn't have insurance in the first place, that can
have it now. And the people who had policies cancelled had policies that
didn't meet the standards of fair coverage and needs to do the same. (Or
else they could keep the plans for a year while they look). This is an example
of how false and wrong information has been floating around about this and needs
studied out. Anybody still needing coverage for this year had until March 31st
to do so.
This act to provide special benefits for members of congress and their aids is
another example that congress lives in a bubble of self-righteousness, of
special perks, and living off the rewards of hard working average Americans.
Overall, this should incite all of us to seek term-limits for congress so we can
get government back to the people where it belongs.
ACA is a textbook example of bad public policy.The present phenomenon is
the result of it being publicly debated in new media. Far more Americans are
engaged in the blow-by-blow debate via the Internet.Just a decade ago the
whole notion of a different plan for congressional staff would have resulted in
a couple of column inches in the back pages of the Washington Post. Now you can
read all the details and forward the information to family and friends.Will this change the behavior of senators? Will it change our voting patterns?
Is information really power?Time will tell.
With all due respect to Sen. Sensenbrenner, the "unfortunate political
stunt" IS Obamacare.
What? An honest politician who does not believe members of congress should keep
their Cadillac, taxpayer subsidized healthcare insurance when 6.2 million
Americans have lost their coverage due to Obamacare? Not ONE Democrat would do
this, no, not one!