The musings of a politically incorrect dinosaur from a forgotten age where civility was the rule rather than the exception.
The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions." --American Statesman Daniel Webster (1782-1852)
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Lemme get this straight.......?
Today's hypocrisy brought to you by the letters I, R, and S.
The IRS may be tasked with enforcing Obamacare, but its employee union doesn't seem to care for the law. This is no surprise. Ifyou had a nice, cushy insurance plan through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, wouldyouwant to be forced into one of the Affordable Care Act's god-awful exchanges? Of course not.
the National Treasury Employee Union is suggesting that its 150,000
members (including 100,000 in the IRS) write their Congressmen and let
them know that while they may enforce Obamacare, they'd prefer not to be
bound by it. They're deeply concerned that pending legislation may
force them to get coverage from an exchange, just like the great,
unwashed masses over which they rule.
1780 was introduced by Republican Dave Camp as a reaction to rumors
that, once again, the feds were cutting backroom deals to exempt
themselves from Obamacare's provisions.
The union is supplying workers with a form letter so they can alert their representatives and Senators. It reads:
am a federal employee and one of your constituents. I am very concerned
about legislation that has been introduced by Congressman Dave Camp to
push federal employees out of the Federal Employees Health Benefits
Program (FEHBP) and into the insurance exchanges established under the
Affordable Care Act (ACA).
1780 would put federal employees in a special class where they would be
prohibited from receiving health insurance through their employer. It
would treat federal employees differently from state and local
government employees and most employees of large private sector
companies who receive health insurance benefits through their employer.
The primary purpose of the Affordable Care Act was to provide a
marketplace for the sale and purchase of health insurance for those who
do not have such coverage – not to take coverage away from employees who
already receive it through their employers.
work hard and am proud of the services that I provide to your
constituents every day. One of the main benefits I receive as a federal
employee is the ability to purchase health insurance coverage through
the FEHBP with an employer contribution towards those benefits. Please
let me know your views on this legislation. I look forward to hearing
back from you.
Obamacare may make it too costly foryouremployer tocontinue coverage, andyoumight beforced to work part-timeso that your employer can force you into the exchanges, but that'syourproblem.
These people work for the government. They're buoyed by a supposedly
bottomless pit of cash that they confiscate from the American people.
proud of the work they do. These vital services include facilitating
wealth redistribution, holding extravagant training conventions, and
making bad Star Trek movies. Why, if they weren't doing their jobs,
who'd harass conservatives via the tax code?
workers are heroes, and they've earned their perks. It's simply
unconscionable that they might someday face a scenario where they'll be
treated like one of their subjects.