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Harry Reid accepts taxpayer subsidy to enroll in Obamacare

December 18, 2013

 Just two days ago Kathleen Sebelius finally admitted that some people were going to have to pay higher premiums under Obamacare in order to help subsidize other people.

  Naturally you would think that the people who would receive the subsidies would be lower income families who need help in order to conform with the law which mandates they buy insurance the cannot afford and you would be right. The law allows for a family of four who earn less than $94,200 the opportunity to get a subsidy, but they are not the only ones who are eligible for taxpayer subsidies–so is the Congress, even though they earn much, much more than the $94,200 threshold.

  On the same day that Kathleen Sebelius confessed about Obamacare we also learned that Marco Rubio received a $10,000 subsidy when he purchased a healthcare plan through the Washington DC exchange, and we are now learning in this article that Harry Reid is also accepting a subsidy which could total up to $11,000.

    Marco Rubio earns nearly $174,000 as a Senator and Harry Reid’s salary is roughly $200,000 as Senate Majority Leader. Somebody needs to explain to this poor simpleton how a family of four which grosses $94,000 is too rich to get government assistance to purchase healthcare while our elected officials, who earn roughly double that amount, are poor enough for government assistance.

  It is interesting to note here that people earning half of what our elected officials make are forced to pay more in premiums to help the ruling class pay for their insurance. It is not enough that these people have to pay full price for their insurance, they face the indignity of having to help pay for the insurance of the people who foisted this law upon them.

  Harry Reid defended his subsidy along the same line as did Marco Rubio:

“I’m just like 150 million other people in America,” Reid said. “My employer helps me pay for my health care.” 

  Any establishment, political ruling class elitist comparing himself to the hard working men and women of the United States is an insult to the working class.

  The establishment ruling class wrote a law and provided themselves with benefits which they did not make available to the very people who pay their salaries and then they have the balls to claim they are simply taking an employer benefit which they gave themselves without the input of their actual employers–which are the American people in case they have forgotten.

  John Edwards was right all those years ago when he claimed there were two Americas, he was just wrong about the classes. What it boils down to is this, there really are only two classes in America today; the ruling class elite and those whom they rule.

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19 Comments leave one →
  1. December 18, 2013 8:07 pm

    So, do people on the Right really believe if we elect a few more Marco Rubios that they will repeal Obamacare? Not likely, is it, Steve?

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    • December 18, 2013 8:26 pm

      Not likely at all! And yet people like Ann Coulter are running around telling us we must support all the Republican incumbents, even the RINOs, because they are better than the Dems they will be facing.

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  2. December 18, 2013 8:41 pm

    Reblogged this on Brittius.com.

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  3. December 18, 2013 8:42 pm

    Reblogged this on U.S. Constitutional Free Press.

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  4. LD Jackson permalink
    December 18, 2013 11:03 pm

    The audacity Harry Reid never ceases to amaze me. This is what we refer to in Oklahoma as “having your cake and eating it too”. He has managed to get what he wants on both sides of the argument, regardless of how it looks to his constituents.

    I would really like to know how Reid or Rubio can take the health care subsidy with a straight face.

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    • December 19, 2013 6:29 am

      It must be nice to be able to write the law so that there is one set of rules for the people and one set of rules for yourself. These people are so in your face about it, they simply no longer care how they look in the eyes of the American people.

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  5. zip permalink
    December 18, 2013 11:28 pm

    Didn’t we just ‘call this’ Steve last week! when we hear his premium was going up! We knew who was going to pay that – not him!
    I use to like Rubio, now I see he’s just another one at the trough.
    More is never enough.

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    • December 19, 2013 6:32 am

      That’s right, I forgot about that. Yeah,there was no way in hell that he was going to have to pay that increase. Rubio has let the establishment get to him, I don’t know how they do it but the have managed to corral him. Unless of course he was simply lying to get elected, that is always a possibility.

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  6. December 19, 2013 2:06 am

    That’s just their salary. How much do you think these clowns are pocketing from lobbyists and backroom dealings?

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    • December 19, 2013 6:32 am

      They are making much more on the side than they are making to do their jobs, that much is certain.

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  7. Petermc3 permalink
    December 19, 2013 9:36 am

    Kudos to me for posting comments about the phony Rubio not long after his election to the U.S. senate. As a New Jersey native I smelled this guy as being one gene shy of Bob Menendez. God helps those who help themselves so God must be very busy with these creeps in Washington.

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  8. December 19, 2013 12:58 pm

    I keep scanning the landscape for someone on a white horse to come out of nowhere. Getting desperate I would say. Where is our George washinton?

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  9. December 19, 2013 11:14 pm

    Oh, there are people out there, but they know that 1 or 2 of them can have about as much chance as a piss hole in a snowbank of actually making a difference. What we need is at least a dozen Senators and several dozen House members with the balls to do what is right. We need a lot of INDEPENDENT minds working for us. We also need TERM LIMITS. It looks like Scott Brown will in fact run as a Senate candidate from New Hampshire. That also means that I may HAVE to run myself, as an independent. I can not sit back and let N.H. voters have a choice of only him or Shaheen. THAT is NOT right!

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    • December 20, 2013 6:30 am

      You are right, there are a few good people out there. There just isn’t enough. All signs now point to a Brown run and I will not vote for him if he is the nominee, throw your hat in the ring!

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