Incentivizing Congress to take action

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  • Informed Voter South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 19, 2013 10:50 p.m.

    Congress exempted itself from Obamacare, Sexual Harassment suits, Social Security, Insider Trading laws, and who knows what else! Disgraceful. Plus they gave themselves full retirement even if they only serve one term.

  • louie Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 17, 2013 8:50 p.m.

    Congress members already have a healthcare program equivalent to Obamacare.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Jan. 17, 2013 3:05 p.m.


    They are not subject to Medicaid either. Or unemployment benefits while employed.
    If you have company provided healthcare, you probably wont see any change.

    Same with congress who have healthcare provided to them.

    Obamacare was instituted primarily to cover those without coverage.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 17, 2013 2:28 p.m.

    I didn't realize Congress people were not subject to Obamacare.
    This is a problem, because they are less likely to do what it takes
    to ensure it provides quality care.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Jan. 17, 2013 1:29 p.m.

    I really get tired of hearing about congress not having to live with Obamacare.

    I have my own healthcare also. Probably you do also. My healthcare provider wont change.

    Neither will congress's

  • Redshirt1701 Deep Space 9, Ut
    Jan. 17, 2013 1:24 p.m.

    I have a better idea. Congress and POTUS will have their wealth decreased by the same percent that the debt is to the GDP at the end of their term. Wealth is to be the combined wealth of the politician and their spouse. For example, if at the end of the their term the total US debt is 10% of GDP, we confiscate 10% of the wealth of each member of Congress and the POTUS. Once their wealth is gone they will owe. This is to be phased in over 5 years, that way politicians have a chance to balance the budget and knock down the debt before they are in the poor house.

  • Star Bright Salt Lake City, Ut
    Jan. 17, 2013 11:35 a.m.

    How about they just have to follow all the laws they pass for us. Where did they get the idea that they are special and can exempt themselves from anything they pass? Do they think they are monarchs/dictators etc?
    Why can't "We the People" push this and maybe we would've never gotten 0bamacare! They don't want it, they have their own health insurance - they don't want ours.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Jan. 17, 2013 11:30 a.m.

    I don't think pay is a motivation for many in congress, and that may be part of the problem. How about we don't elect them next time?

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Jan. 17, 2013 8:53 a.m.

    Now that's a novel idea.