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The big question about this so were members of congress.
The in the exchanges.
Yes the members of congress will be in exchanges.
And their stats may come must enroll in health marketplaces.
-- the Affordable Care Act requires.
Health -- -- house democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is getting members of congress and their staffs.
Well and role in the health exchanges under Obama care.
This gets complicated -- we cannot -- -- lightning round -- you vote for your favorite topic today Ben Ghazi was the winner but we just talked about that.
So we begin the lightning round with your second choice Obama care.
All that's cleared -- we're back with the panel.
What folks are concerned about as Steve is that the Obama administration has said that the government has just announced that government is gonna pick -- And make employer contributions.
-- -- Just write some of the premium cost for congress and members of their staff.
Who as a part of the law have to be part of the obamacare health care exchanges is -- another pothole for Obama care.
Well I think it is a means to me the question with all due respect to Nancy -- the big question is not whether they're going to be subject to this the question is where did they come up with the authority to do so mean.
For four months we've had the Office of Personnel Management which is responsible for running the federal -- plan.
Say in effect we don't know if we have the authority do you -- -- and the president of the United States goes to Capitol Hill and assures Democrats that they do they can come up with the authority and boom two days later.
They have the authority this is the way that obamacare has worked again and again and again most recently with the employer mandate.
What's not written in the law suddenly becomes the law because the president decides it.
-- not talked to a a White House official and and let me explain as part of obamacare one of the things that the Republicans put into the program.
Is that congress and members of their staff have to give up their federal health care plans and to join obamacare going to the health care exchanges.
The federal government had picked up about 75% of their premiums as part of their health care plan so now the government is saying they're gonna pick up.
Some of their premiums in Obama care since I've been.
Force to be in the program that's the White House explanation is that fair or not.
Yeah I think they are going to -- obamacare which is now the law of the land it makes sense to -- congress be part of it that you know and I think frankly the White House should be the taxpayers -- -- Well I couldn't believe it's the same I don't think it's really not much different in terms of what's being paid into their current health insurance doesn't mean it's it's as if they're that they're now that's gonna -- obamacare and I think.
They may have not as good care as they currently have bids have always been known for having the best care around but I but I do think it's important that the leaders have the same.
Health care that.
-- basically and costs for everybody else jobs.
It's not really an egalitarian.
And there is a phony here if you -- a normal American and you can you join the exchange he had a subsidy only if you -- Here you're you're you're getting a subsidy because you are privileged.
You remember of the congressional staff or if congress so regardless of needs.
The Fed generally pay about 78% -- real premium.
It doesn't happen if you're an ordinary Americans so even though Pelosi had it sound as if it was equality it's not at all.
All right new jobs number is out -- today for the month of July let's take a look at them.
Jobs created in July unemployment dropped to seven point 4%.
Which has the lowest and four and a half years.
Jobs created kind of disappointing kind of a mixed picture is Steve.
Lightning -- rules half empty half fall.
It's half -- adding it's more than half -- left the labor force participation -- rate remains low.
They're all sorts of numbers part time workers.
Shifting from full time workers to part time numbers.
This is the new normal we've had this discussion for years is this new normal clearly it's -- new normally you can take the statement that came from the White House today and substitute in any other.
Statement from any other White House in any other month and they read the same way.
-- It's it's a mixed bag but I'm but it's its overall -- are great numbers are not that encouraging the White House loses this growth that we need to have more of the stimulus Democrats also going to sequester.
For creating uncertainty and for layoffs and things like that but it is fundamentally.
You know it's a recovery but it's a very slow -- recovery Charles.
Pushing on MT.
This is the same old stuff for weak recovery.
Weak -- jobs for the reason that there was a takedown.
In the unemployment rate was because about half a million people.
Who got discouraged there aren't even in the workforce and -- huge increase in part time employment which is one of the casualties of Obama care.
Winners and losers of the week state.
The winners are the prospects for Republicans to gain the majority in the senate that is coming on the heels of Brian Schweitzer is.
Choice not to run in Montana -- for senator he's a Democrat on the -- You have Tom cotton congressman from Arkansas.
Set to announce that he is going to run.
In Arkansas cotton's solid candidate -- enhances their pick up that the loser.
Is Bob Feller seem obvious choice is is the only time ever that I've done the mayor Democrat mayor of San Diego yet.
Only time I've ever done two weeks in a row the same loser but now his lawyers suggesting that the city of San Diego could be held liable.
For failing to train him on sexual harassment laws so he might have thought that it -- -- were permissible.
-- we're gonna keep that picture up for you for next week crazies.
Losers speaking of partners here spend.
I'd say that winners this week -- people who didn't think -- was phony scandal.
And it's sort of a zero sum game I think the losers are the people who continue to reporters who continue to refuse to cover the story.
Winners and losers of the -- Charles loser was a man who thinks he's a winner Edwards snowed and he got asylum.
Police have always who just now beginning -- gonna learn.
What it's like to live under the rule of law.
In the republic of -- to him he won't do I did he will never be out of the eyesight of the KGB agent.
The winner of the week is shark NATO.
Which is an Internet and cable TV sensation which it's -- Lawrence of Arabia a terrible.
And tonight it goes into theatrical release for one night only so if you miss planet nine from outer space wallow in the signature of.
You simple yes or no question did you watch shark NATO when it was on cable T bit of course not -- On -- I don't -- it so well so what are my knowledge of pop culture is third hand myself.
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