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Of course Democrats also enjoy those CHEAP benefits thanks to the taxpayers of this state. BUT they SUPPORT health care reform while the right wingers enjoy their CHEAP, SUBSIDIZED benefits while voting against health care reform. That is HYPOCRISY, plain and simple.
Just like the "birdbrain" Bachmann and others on the national stage. They keep bringing up a "repeal" bill, what for the 33rd time, TOTALLY wasting time and taxpayer money (we pay their generous salaries and SUBSIDIZE their health care). Don't they get it through their right wing genetically mutated brains? Obama WON and the SCOTUS upheld the ACA,. It's NOT going to be repealed and WILL BE FULLY IMPLEMENTED. For now, it's the best we got until total universal health care takes hold. I hope it does it my life time.
But they don't have to worry..........just like the vile, putrid right wing slime we have here in Florida, they will continue to enjoy their SUBSIDIZED health care.
People in Florida are starting to wake up. Watch what happens in 2014..............
And they are smug about it. people need to wake up. The funny thing............Obama is the Prez and the ACA WILL BE fully implemented. These right wing PIGS can't do anything about it...........
You are proof that Liberals are ignorant people who hate those with a different opinion when you must call others "PIGS". I agree that the out of pocket cost for the legislators premiums is low and I think it should be in line with what employers can ask their workers to pay which is a limit of 9.5% of their household income. All government employees should pay 9.5% of their income regardless of their titles for their premiums. Your observation of the facts is extremely biased however. There are 44 Democrats in the Florida legislature that also get their insurance at the ridiculously cheap cost. Did you even research to see if the $8.34 monthly premium was an amount set by the current legislature or a previous legislature, as it is common place for people not to want to give up a benefit? In the case of government employees it would seem fair if the population voted on benefit packages rather than allowing employees to set their own.
As for the Medicaid rolls, to begin with the people enrolled are not employees of the state and so their out of pocket costs have nothing to do with state benefits. The expansion of Medicaid is only paid for on a limited basis and the states do have out of pocket expenses on the administration costs from the get go. After a few years the additional cost to the States puts a burden on them that they may not be able to afford and to force taxpayers to make up the difference is not very fair since the taxpayers will also be asked to pay more for the Federal governments share too. Obamacare is a deceptive atrocity that costs everyone in a number of ways. It will not only drive up the costs of premiums, force younger people to give up their right of free choice it also puts additional burdens on taxpayers every where you turn. The subsidies of exchange premiums, cost of additional people on Medicaid, hidden taxes in the Bill itself all must be paid for and the mandate won't come near paying for it. In less than a year we will begin to see the real costs and consequences of Obamacare and they may be overwhelming causing a revolt among taxpayers, that's when all of you smug Libs may get a rude awakening and see that no Bill is written in stone. If that happens you and your heirs, will share the guilt in the wasted costs of a foolish entitlement driven mentality as we digress back to our previous system at a great expense. Obama doesn't care. He will be a wealthy person by any standards and will have a cushy benefit package for the rest of his life even if he doesn't hit the speech trail earning millions more each year. You Libs have been taken in by the biggest scam ever, because you are the ones who made it possible. This President is far worse than Nixon ever could have been. He is an inexperienced Socialist snake oil peddler. It has been said that we take on all of the attributes of who we will be by age 5, and we all know where Obama was at that time of his life.
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