Thanks To Obamacare, Lawmakers Inadvertently Downsize Government.Submitted by JohnPhillipSousa on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 09:55
This is too rich. Please don't misunderstand me. Believe me, I understand! Listen to these quotes from lawmakers.
Rep. John Larson, a Connecticut Democrat in leadership when the law passed..."Listen this is simply not fair to these employees,” “They are federal employees.”
Alabama Rep. Jo Bonner: “I’ve lost one staffer who told me in confidence that he had been here for a number of years and the thought of losing the opportunity to keep his health insurance on Dec. 31 [forced him to leave]. He could keep what he had and on Jan. 1 he would go into that big black hole.” [emp. mine]
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.): “A lot of the staff stays on largely because of the benefit levels and particularly if you’ve got people with families and it’s extraordinarily important to them … it’s just not right.
The entire article is an eye-opener!
There's also the mention (somewhere) of "They are taking this very seriously." I say, it's not too late to scrap this big black hole