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Rand Paul Wants Chief Justice Roberts, and ALL Federal Workers to Enroll in Obamacare

Alex Pappas | Political Reporter | The Daily Caller | 09/23/2013

Arguing federal workers should not get special treatment, Rand Paul says he does not want taxpayers subsidizing the personal health-care plans of any federal employee — including Chief Justice John Roberts — anymore.

With some in Congress arguing lawmakers and their staff should not get subsidies to cover their health insurance as President Obama’s health-care law goes into effect, the Republican senator from Kentucky told The Daily Caller on Sunday that he’s going to start pushing a constitutional amendment that goes even further.

Paul’s proposal — outlawing any special exemptions for government employees — would mean all federal workers would have to purchase health insurance on the new Obamacare exchanges instead of getting taxpayer-funded subsidies. Some critics say those subsidies amount to special treatment. The Obamacare health insurance exchange opens Oct 1.

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Brilliant Move, Rand!

He should call out Pelosi and Reid and ask them to ally with him. If they thought Obamacare was such a good idea then they should be the first to volunteer to sign up for it. Call out President Obama too and ask him to put his daughters on it. Good enough for us should be good enough for all of them too.

No One Seems To Know...

I keep asking the same question, but get no answer. If Obamacare is defunded, do the tax increases remain and the alleged medical benefits get cut? If so, what becomes of all the new & increased taxes that have already been implemented? Will the newly hired 11,000 or 13,000 (never got a straight answer on that one either) IRS workers be let go? Is the defunding attempt part of the scam? It's pretty much impossible to REALLY know what's going on anymore!!!

I really think Roberts was


As I recall he was pretty much the only dissenter in the whole 'it's a tax, not a penalty argument.' Turns out his two adopted, tow-headed, blue eyed cherubs from South America were born in Ireland. Ireland doesn't allow private adoptions, and I'm sure they don't approve of having babies trafficked out of Ireland and then adopted out.


When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

Yep. Read that also shortly

Yep. Read that also shortly after the vote. Many government officials live by fewer rules.

My girl friend's dad was in the air force in Hammerstein from the late 80's to the 90's. He was about to fly back to the states on a C-4 and a congress man called asking for them to bring a German made car back to the states for his daughter. He asked why he was talking to him about this, the congressman replied he needed authorization from someone in the AF. So he sent this request to his CO and the CO told the guy, "If this ever comes out, its on your neck", the congressman agreed and they took delivery of this car or whatever and loaded it on the plane. The whole idea was the congressman wanted to avoid import duties and restrictions. Midway through the flight over the Atlantic, CO got a call state side from someone on the ground to cancel the deal, so they opened the tail of the plane and pushed the car out into the ocean from several thousand up.

Our elected officials live by a different set of rules than us.

Southern Agrarian

Titles of nobility clause

Even though the Constitution prohibits the granting of any title of nobility, it has become obvious the government has basically appointed themselves, ever so silently, as nobility in this country.

Obama did promise a transparent government. Its getting more an more transparent that they think they're above all the rules.


"Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you." -- Patrick Dixon

Rand Paul grand standing

Instead of grandstanding Rand Paul should be telling the people to disobey tyranny. Just disobey!!!

Stop being slaves.

Mike Benoit

Right, because if we come

Right, because if we come check your lifestyle you pay ZERO taxes including property tax and when the gov comes to your house to take it from you for not paying taxes you are going to fight with everything you have.

Please, give a me a break and try to come back to the world of reality with everyone else.

"In reality, the Constitution itself is incapable of achieving what we would like in limiting government power, no matter how well written."

~ Ron Paul, End the Fed


stop being tards.

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Rand Paul Wants Chief Justice Roberts Impeached!

Now that's a headline which would grab my attention, as it is the only proper and constitutional recourse.
Roberts usurped Legislative authority. Why is he getting a pass?

Undo what Wilson did

"The Young Plan" - Will Rogers, Rope Trick Cowboy & Houmorist

There is only one problem. and it ain't food nor drink. Ain't asking for charity. It wasn't the working man that brought on this fix we're in...

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Debbie's picture

Ha ha! This is awesome. I think Owen Young was the Fed

Chairman at that time.


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Ha ha ha!

That would teach them a lesson.

That reminds me of a story this guy told me once, about a restaurant owner who was eating in his own restaurant. He ordered a steak, medium rare - and it came out raw. A little brown on the outside, but RAW.

So he calls the cook out, makes him sit down and says, "Eat it! You cooked it - you eat it."

And that's what we need to do to all of these law makers. You made this law. No getting out of it.


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Thanks E for the post.

I'd love to hear John Roberts response. Those fat cats have the phattest insurance that you and I can only dream of.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Free Healthcare Hath High Price to Pay!

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If it is good enough for us

its (better than) good enough for them. (At least most of them) Thanks Rand, for reading our minds.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

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Good Job Senator Paul, His

Good Job Senator Paul, His amendment won't pass, due to the Senate being a total sewer. But at least he tried to change the conversation. It is just totally absurd that We the People get Obamacare, but yet Congress and the Supreme Court is exempt...Another crap turn of events in a long line of them...

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Can he get them to send their children to war?


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John Roberts / Obamacare

SteveMT's picture

Proactive Rand Paul makes the Feds. swallow their own poison.

Gotta love how Rand uses their own hypocrisy against them.

Rand! Stir The Sh*it Storm!

Hey Robert! Ma Va Fangculo



My sentimenti, esattamente!!!! Bravo!

Now add all of Congress and their staff to that.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Ah Ha!! Another Dego on Board

wherever you go, DEGO...yuk, yuk, yuk...


Debbie's picture

I think I understood that even though I don't speak Italian!

Ha ha :)


LOL vaffanculo

I went to the Urban Dictionary for the definition ... hahaha... good one.

Brace for the

Political Elite backlash

Yep, what's good for the Goose...

is good for the Gander.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Lol, thats what I used to hear right before

My dad was about to whoop my ass.


You Bet!

It only happened to me once...

My dad only spoke Italian when he was ready to kill somebody...ME!!!

Funny but, when I get THAT angry, it just comes out

in Italian.... and I was born and raised here! Sometimes there just aren't words in the English language that express the strong feeling that is intended.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Hey, That's My Line


Lol, I thought I had seen it before.

The sad thing is that now bills have to be presented to correct unconstitutional actions concerning an amendment already on the books. What part of "Don't touch it in the first place" don't they understand?

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.