Rand Paul wants Chief Justice Roberts, all federal workers, to enroll in Obamacare

Alex Pappas
The Daily Caller

Arguing federal workers should not get special treatment, Rand Paul says he does not want taxpayers subsidizing the personal health care plans of any federal employee — including Chief Justice John Roberts — anymore.

With some in Congress arguing lawmakers and their staff should not get subsidies to cover their health insurance as President Obama’s health care law goes into effect, the Republican senator from Kentucky told The Daily Caller on Sunday that he’s going to start pushing a constitutional amendment that goes even further.

Paul’s proposal — outlawing any special exemptions for government employees — would mean all federal workers would have to purchase health insurance on the new Obamacare exchanges instead of getting taxpayer-funded subsidies. Some critics say those subsidies amount to special treatment. The Obamacare health insurance exchange opens Oct 1…

…“See, right now, Justice Roberts is still continuing to have federal employee health insurance subsidized by the taxpayer,” Paul said. “And if he likes Obamacare so much, I’m going to give him an amendment that gives Obamacare to Justice Roberts.”

Roberts famously voted to uphold the constitutionality of Obama’s unpopular health care law when it went before the Supreme Court last year…


The complete article is at The Daily Caller.


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…I agree that Americans don’t want the government to shut down. But it’s also true that, unless it affects them, they really don’t care. In theory the government shouldn’t shut down, but until Granny’s Social Security check is late, people aren’t actually passionate about it.

It’s the media who scream and yell about the shutdown and beat the crap out of the GOP over it. But the media are players in this game so they must be taken into account, too.

So allow me to make the following idiotic, far-Right, Tea-Party loony suggestion for you to mock and deride before dismissing it out of hand…



Update: Video at The Right Scoop:

Chris Wallace says he got opposition research from Republicans on Ted Cruz; Rove explains why…  This clip will tell you a lot about Washington DC.

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Ted Cruz stood firm on his position to defund Obamacare this morning and despite a grilling by Wallace, Cruz wasn’t shaken a bit. When told of Republican attacks against him, Cruz refused to attack back and instead talked strategy and re-emphasized that it’s time for the party to unify around the House.


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C’mon. You all know the answer!



CAJ note: Well, since the last election Karl Rove has been irrelevant everywhere in America except the Beltway…next. And Senator Ted Cruz? Another happy warrior.



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