House GOP aides and the non-partisan Congressional Research Service believe health care legislation passed this week requires lawmakers to enroll in government-run insurance programs — while exempting leadership staffers, many of whom were instrumental in crafting the bill.
Top staffers buzzed yesterday on an off-the-record Capitol Hill list-serv, citing the part of the mammoth legislation that deals with members of Congress. The federal government can only make available to members and their official staffs health plans created by the bill or offered through an exchange. …
Answer by Anonymous at 12:35 PM on Mar. 23, 2010
The loophole for leadership staffers could impact thousands of Hill employees. There are 16 active leadership offices in the House and 26 in the Senate, according to the government transparency website LegiStorm. Some are small, with just a few employees. Others are much larger; Speaker Nancy Pelosi paid 54 employees a total of $1.1M in the last quarter of ‘09, while House Min. Leader John Boehner paid his 26 staffers a total of $721K in the same quarter.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:37 PM on Mar. 23, 2010
They don't want it because they know what's in it! LOL. Transparency at it's finest. Don't listen, WATCH!
Answer by QuinnMae at 12:39 PM on Mar. 23, 2010
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:39 PM on Mar. 23, 2010
Answer by gammie at 12:40 PM on Mar. 23, 2010
Pardon me Anon for taking 5 minutes to Finish the article quote and ask a question... Aren't you a testy anonnatroll (notpanicking, have you trademarked that yet? I'll pay my fees)...
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:41 PM on Mar. 23, 2010
Answer by tnmomofive at 12:59 PM on Mar. 23, 2010
Answer by 29again at 2:38 PM on Mar. 23, 2010
Answer by gammie at 8:55 PM on Mar. 23, 2010