The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent our advertisers

Friday, May 08, 2015

How Five Republicans Let Congress Keep Its Fraudulent Obamacare Subsidies

The rumors began trickling in about a week before the scheduled vote on April 23: Republican leadership was quietly pushing senators to pull support for subpoenaing Congress’s fraudulent application to the District of Columbia’s health exchange — the document that facilitated Congress’s “exemption” from Obamacare by allowing lawmakers and staffers to keep their employer subsidies.

The application said Congress employed just 45 people. Names were faked; one employee was listed as “First Last,” another simply as “Congress.” To Small Business Committee chairman David Vitter, who has fought for years against the Obamacare exemption, it was clear that someone in Congress had falsified the document in order to make lawmakers and their staff eligible for taxpayer subsidies provided under the exchange for small-business employees.

But until Vitter got a green light from the Small Business Committee to subpoena the unredacted application from the District of Columbia health exchange, it would be impossible to determine who in Congress gave it a stamp of approval. When Vitter asked Republicans on his committee to approve the subpoena, however, he was unexpectedly stonewalled.



Anonymous said...

and this is why i refuse to ever vote again for either party. ever. ALL politicians, without exceptions, are evil psychopaths. All government, from national to local, is evil.

lmclain said...

8:22....THAT'S what I've been saying for YEARS.
They are NOT "representing" ANYONE except themselves and their rich donors.
"We, the people' are cannon fodder and "subjects" to be ruled.
"Your guy"??? Just another scamming, bribe-taking, two-faced weasel that has you fooled into thinking he/she has YOUR interests in mind.
YOU go to prison for falsifying official documents.
Congress takes their family to Rio (on YOUR dime).