Sen. Johnson says everyday Americans feel the pinch of Obamacare more than lawmakers
For the past seven years, members of Congress have been out of touch with constituents and have carelessly lived above the law in regards to Obamacare. Under President Obama, Congress was directed to consider itself a “small business” in order to exempt its members and their staffs from the hardships Obamacare has placed on the American people. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) says this special treatment needs to be undone if lawmakers are ever going to unite behind healthcare repeal.
Given members’ $174,000 annual salary, the $12,000 is serious, he said, but nowhere near the pain constituents making just $50,000 have to face.
“Until members of Congress are in that same position, we’re not going to fix that problem,” he said. “This is unfortunately probably the only way we’re going to be able to do it.”
Conservatives say that if lawmakers share the pain of average Americans, then they will return to the negotiations and work out a deal that fixes Obamacare — ideally by controlling skyrocketing premiums.
The key to making Congress understand the plight we are in with Obamacare is demanding President Trump strip Congress of its Obamacare exemption and force its members to suffer with the rest of the American people. The Declaration of Independence says we hold as a self-evident truth that all men are created equal and that means no man is above the law! Click here to sign a petition that will overturn the Office of Personnel Management ruling and force Congress to live under the same rules it has forced the rest of the American people to live under!