- Feb 27, 2013
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- Libertarian - Right
With the federal government nearing shutdown, House Speaker John Boehner stood on the House floor Monday and called on his colleagues to vote for a bill banning a “so-called exemption” that lawmakers and staffers receive for their health insurance.
“Why don’t we make sure that every American is treated just like we are?” Boehner asked, seeking to prohibit members of Congress and Capitol Hill aides from getting thousands of dollars in subsidies for their health insurance as they join Obamacare-mandated insurance exchanges.
Yet behind-the-scenes, Boehner and his aides worked for months with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), and others, to save these very same, long-standing subsidies, according to documents and e-mails provided to POLITICO. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was also aware of these discussions, the documents show.
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like I've posted many times before the biggest problem with the republican party there are to many democrats in it
If the republican party wants to survive they need to get rid of the Boehners. McCains, Kings, and Grahams out of the party and force them over to the democrats where they belong
I have stuck up for the republican party as a whole for far to long and im tired of these two faced rino liars making a fool out of me. from here on out the party can go to hell I will only endorse selected true conservative, libertarians, and constitutionalist in the party