22 results for tag: exemption


It’s time to end the Obamacare exemption!

Exactly one week from today, Tea Party Patriots will be rallying to protest Congress’ special Obamacare exemption. We find it disgraceful that members of Congress should get a free pass from a law that burdens so many American citizens. We’re asking all our supporters to join in the protest at their local Congressional offices at noon next Wednesday. Click here to find out how you can participate in the June 17 rally to end Congress’ Obamacare exemption! If you can’t make it to rally, help us on social media – especially Twitter – by using the hashtag #noexemption! Right now, lawmakers are avoiding the Obamacare law by designating ...

Join us, and rally to stop Congress’ Obamacare exemption!

It should go without saying that members of Congress should have to abide by the same laws the rest of us do. If a piece of legislation is good enough for the people, it should be good enough for our elected officials. That is, unless it’s Obamacare. While Americans were forced to live under the disaster that is Obamacare, lawmakers on Capitol Hill were given a pass – thanks to a nice little exemption they wrote for themselves. As Tea Party Patriots, we won’t take this double standard any longer. So on Wednesday, June 17, we, along with our supporters, will be rallying to end Congress’ Obamacare exemption! Click here to find out how you can ...

Congress should not be exempt from Obamacare

The American people strongly objected to the President’s health care overhaul back in 2010. Congress ignored our objections and passed the bill into law without even taking the time to read it or understand the implications.  Now, more than five years later, Americans are suffering from the law’s provisions. Millions of Americans have experienced a loss of health insurance, premium increases, and new taxes and regulations. Tea Party Patriots has steadfastly opposed the law because of all of its harmful effects. The law's primary enforcement mechanisms come through taxes and fees on individuals and businesses that do not comply with the coverage ...

GOP Senators’ Pro-Congressional Excemption from Obamacare Crusade Draws Scorn – From America (Jenny Beth Martin op-ed in Breitbart.com)

Entitled, “Vitter’s Anti-Obamacare Crusade Draws Scorn – from GOP,” and reported by Manu Raju, the piece contains quote after quote from GOP Senators, each in turn explaining how Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) ’s “crusade” to end Congress’ special treatment is misdirected, or misguided, or political, or (my favorite!) “disingenuous.”... Continue here.

Republican senators pass the buck on Obamacare transparency

When the Senate Subcommittee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship voted last week on whether or not to subpoena documents from the Washington, D.C. Obamacare exchange, the result was shocking, yet predictable. It predictable because – surprise! – members of Congress don’t want to lose their special perks. It was shocking, however, because half of the subcommittee’s Republicans sided with Democrats to squash an investigation, spearheaded by Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana, into whether lawmakers falsified documents in order to get special Obamacare exemptions. The Republicans were: Sens. Jim Risch of Idaho, Deb Fischer of Nebraska, Kelly ...

Statement from Jenny Beth Martin on Sen. Vitter’s efforts to repeal Obamacare exemption

Since the passage of Obamacare, Sen. Vitter has been consistent in calling for the repeal of the illegal, special exemption for the political ruling class. He is to be commended for using his chairmanship to root out corruption and political privilege.  Hardworking, taxpaying Americans are forced to live under President Obama's nationalized healthcare regime; kudos to David Vitter for this first step toward leveling the playing field.

For Obamacare, more problems ahead

The Washington Examiner reported yesterday that watchdog group Judicial Watch is suing the Department of Health and Human Services for Obamacare-related documents about the healthcare.gov website. [1] Apparently HHS has (illegally, according to Judicial Watch) denied two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for documents pertaining to security risks that go along with a website that asks for applicants’ personal information. The FOIA request also asked for documents relating to the administration’s decision last December to establish a “hardship exemption” to allow people whose current plans were cancelled, to buy insurance outside the ...

The Targeting of Ted Cruz

Late Wednesday, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) released a statement in support of the House’s Continuing Resolution that defunds Obamacare: “Today's announcement that the House will vote to defund Obamacare is terrific news,” said Sen. Cruz. “Just a few weeks ago, this was deemed impossible. We commend House leadership and House Republicans for listening to the people and for taking decisive action to stop Obamacare, the biggest job-killer in America. Harry Reid will no doubt try to strip the defund language from the continuing resolution, and right now he likely has the votes to do so. At that point, House Republicans must stand firm, hold their ...

“Exempt America” in Five Minutes or Less

Since mid-summer, regular citizens and fiscally conservative organizations like Heritage Action, Club for Growth, FreedomWorks, and Tea Party Patriots have led a final fight against Obamacare. We are calling for Congress and the Obama Administration to exempt America from the health care law for one year. Recently, some critics of defunding have attributed the principles of the effort to merely that of greed. The New York Times’ editorial board has hopped on this bandwagon: These groups, all financed with secret and unlimited money, feed on chaos and would like nothing better than to claim credit for pushing Washington into another crisis. Winning ...

Entire State Gets Obamacare Exemption

Across the country, special interests are getting exemptions and waivers from the regulatory burden of Obamacare. Last week, Indiana became the first state to get that kind of special treatment: Indiana is one of the Republican-led states that rejected the federal government's incentives to expand the Medicaid health program for the poor and declined to set up a health insurance exchange to allow consumers to shop for insurance. The exception granted Indiana, known officially as a "waiver," is the first major ruling by the federal government on applications from that state, Iowa and Arkansas, seeking permission to make changes to health programs that ...