So what was the bid hurry in passing Obamacare? I guess it is important to read after all.
How typical of what our Obama, Pelosi, Reid controlled government has become … file this one under you get what you deserve when you do not do the work of the people and actually represent We the People and read the bills that are put in front of you.
Remember when Nanacy Pelosi stated, “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it?” I guess that holds true for her and the rest of Congress as well.
From the NY Times, Baffled by Health Plan? So Are Some Lawmakers. Who could not see this coming? If the very law makers in Congress did not read the bill and were uncertain about what was in the 2000+ page Obamacare bill, how could the American people ever know?
Can you say KARMA, BABY!
In a new report, the Congressional Research Service says the law may have significant unintended consequences for the “personal health insurance coverage” of senators, representatives and their staff members.
For example, it says, the law may “remove members of Congress and Congressional staff” from their current coverage, in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, before any alternatives are available.
The confusion raises the inevitable question: If they did not know exactly what they were doing to themselves, did lawmakers who wrote and passed the bill fully grasp the details of how it would influence the lives of other Americans?
Remember when Obama and the Democrats promised you that you could keep your coverage and nothing would change? Looks like it may have changed for Congress.
The law promises that people can keep coverage they like, largely unchanged. For members of Congress and their aides, the federal employees health program offers much to like. But, the report says, the men and women who wrote the law may find that the guarantee of stability does not apply to them.
“It is unclear whether members of Congress and Congressional staff who are currently participating in F.E.H.B.P. may be able to retain this coverage,” the research service said in an 8,100-word memorandum.
And even if current members of Congress can stay in the popular program for federal employees, that option will probably not be available to newly elected lawmakers, the report says.
As the Astute Blogger states, its the law of unintended consequences, or in this case the law of predictability when a Congress is so derelict and negligent in their duties as to not read a bill before voting on it.
UNINTENDED BUT COMPLETELY PREDICTABLE BECAUSE THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU:
* WRITE A 2000 PAGE BILL BEHIND CLOSED DOORS …
* AND DON’T HOLD PROMISED PUBLIC HEARINGS …
* AND LARD IT UP WITH PORK TO GET VOTES …
* AND FORCE A VOTE BEFORE IT CAN BE POSTED FOR 5 DAYS AS PROMISED …
* AND TWIST PEOPLE’S ARMS TO VOTE YES BEFORE THEY’VE READ IT.