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Right now there's some new fallout from the implementation of obamacare get this the Obama administration -- reached a deal with member of congress that -- avert that will avert a major problem on Capitol Hill.
This compromise allows lawmakers and their staff members to keep health care contributions from the government.
To help them all -- for the Obama care.
They are going to have to come under.
-- you go is editorial page editor for the Wall Street Journal now members of congress just our viewers know have always had.
Well probably the best health care plan in existence right -- a very good plan it's comparable to what you get and a big gas successful private company where the company or the government pays you would have faced individuals left about 5000 dollars.
Subsidize their plan.
Gives them lets them choose from from a menu and families are subsidized up to about eleven house so when when Obama -- was being negotiated Republicans who didn't like this whole thing said well wait a minute if we're gonna require the American people.
To live under this thing called obamacare we have to live under and ourselves we are going to make.
Members of congress and our staffs.
Join these exchanges and and take part in Obama.
Yeah I think that's exactly right on the the Democrats didn't like but they went along and then the way this thing it was rammed through by the Senate's there was never -- conference remember it was just jammed through one reconciliation.
So they had they live with this provision you would think.
That said that they have -- -- congressional employees half to go through the exchanges just like most Americans who want subsidies we'll have to go through the exchanges ride and we have talked about this.
You know -- in segments that didn't involve you up till now a couple of times but there was this hue and cry on Capitol Hill because all of these.
Staffers and even some members of congress were saying wait.
This is gonna cost us a whole bunch of money.
We're gonna lose some people -- they're gonna quit because they won't be able to get the kind of health care benefits -- will be able Ford.
The health care contributions that they have up until then that's right so the compromise is that they'll have to answer the exchanges but I'm like -- other Americans they'll still be able to keep the same level of subsidies so that if you're Joe -- -- and Wisconsin somewhere you'll get this tax credit up to a certain level.
But if you're a member of congress or the Stafford you'll still get the very rich benefits that they currently get so it's it's it sounds to me.
Like it's a two tier system -- member of congress or staff you get one level of subsidies if you're an average American you'll get another much reduced level of substance but maybe we can put up on our screen just so viewers and voters understand what we're talking about here of let's say single mean Capitol Hill aide.
Would get about 5000.
Dollars a year from the federal government to help pay for Obama care.
Under this situation and if they are married have a family.
They'll get 111000.
Dollars a year that's the kind of thing that's not going to be available as you say to Joe Schmo.
Now they're gonna get subsidies based on income level I don't know the exact number but you'll get it'll be based on your income they -- the subsidies you get the subsidies will rise to lower.
Income you have.
Up to a certain.
Level but it -- not be the same kind.
Of subsidy at all that you will see.
In the numbers you just showed so another sweetheart deal for members of congress -- -- it's hard for me to see -- any other way -- I mean it really -- and this is sort of the double standard -- -- passed a law.
And they don't expect everybody else to live under the same law.
They impose on everybody else -- -- don't you know it's expensive to work and live on Capitol Hill.
Well you know they were afraid I know I know I lived in Washington for a long time it's very expensive to live there because it's very.
Prosperous place and it's got even more prosperous relative to the rest of the country now in the last five years now one of the few cities where the housing market hardly took a hit over the last few years for example because the federal government just keeps growing.
Unbelievable Paul -- you go thanks for this contribution all too typical.
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