*8 Things to Know About Government Shutdown:(Besides Obamacare Funded, Including Abortion Coverage for Lawmakers & Staff)Submitted by Libera_me on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:17
It won't be the first time: (it happened during both Carter's and Reagan's administrations...
The last one took three weeks to resolve...
(Granted, this is NPR, but for them, this article is pretty balanced)
Due to the Obamacare mandate, and the administration's view of its essential nature, it will be funded, in spite of site glitches. This according to the White House. "I would suspect that there will be glitches. This is 50 states, a lot of people signing up for something. And there are going to be problems," Obama said. "But what we're confident about is that people will be able to take a look and find out whether this is something that is going to be good for their families."
And of course, we still get to pay for the coverage of the government staffers and officials abortions! Of course, this will be in violation of the Hatch Act and other laws passed.
“While plans with such coverage may be offered on an Exchange, OPM can and will take appropriate administrative steps to ensure that the cost of any such coverage purchased by a member of Congress or a congressional staffer from a designated [exchange] is accounted for and paid by the individual rather than from the government contribution, consistent with the general prohibition on federal funds being used for this purpose,” OPM said in its ruling.
Rep. Christopher H. Smith, New Jersey Republican, said OPM is violating a law he wrote in 1983 that prohibits OPM from paying any expenses to administer plans that cover abortion, except in cases of rape or incest or when the mother’s life is in danger.
“You can’t break the law, Mr. President, and just issue a final rule as if somehow you’re comporting with the law,” Mr. Smith told The Washington Times. “We don’t want to subsidize abortion on demand, and the public is absolutely with us.”
My Question from last election cycle: "Why did we have to wait until it is passed and implemented to see what is in it?" "What are you and the Democrats (and Republicans, by extension) hiding in there?"