Thursday, April 23, 2015

DISGUSTING Rand Votes to HIDE Congress's Obamacare Exemption

Phil Kerpen, President of American Commitment, emails:
Moments ago, Senator David Vitter pleaded with the Senate Small Business Committee, which he chairs, to subpoena the secret documents in which the House and Senate each claimed to be a “small business” with less than 50 employees -- to avoid going into the regular Obamacare exchanges.
The same Obamacare exchanges they had the nerve to force millions of others Americans into.  Now 13,700 House and Senate members and their staff have signed up as a “small business” under this false declaration.
Senator David Vitter’s effort to expose these fraudulent documents failed because his committee voted against the subpoena 5 to 14.
Kudos to the five Republicans who voted YES on the subpoena:
  • Chairman David Vitter (La.)
  • Marco Rubio (Fla.)
  • Tim Scott (S.C.)
  • Cory Gardner (Colo.)
  • Joni Ernst (Iowa)
Shame on the five Republicans who voted NO:
  • Mike Enzi (Wyo.)
  • Jim Risch (Idaho)
  • Rand Paul (Ky.)
  • Deb Fischer (Neb.)
  • Kelly Ayotte (N.H.)
And shame on all nine Democrats who voted NO:
  • Ranking Member Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.)
  • Maria Cantwell (Wash.)
  • Ben Cardin (Md.)
  • Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.)
  • Ed Markey (Mass.)
  • Cory Booker (N.J.)
  • Chris Coons (Del.)
  • Mazie Hirono (Hawaii)
  • Gary Peters (Mich.)
It’s sickening that Congress got away with this in the first place, but to double down and conceal these documents from the public is simply unacceptable.

This falls on Wenzel Rule #1: The government should always be harassed, when the opportunity presents itself without potential personal harm.


(ht Felix Bronstein)


  1. Indefensible- first as a human being; second as a conservative republican politician who is "against" Obama, socialism, and socialized medicine; and thirdly as a libertarian, which he is not. He's a typical neoconservitive republicrat. Ignore the contradiction in the first two if you can...

    That anyone would choose to have him rule over themselves is abhorrent.

  2. To justify the questionable claim that congress be regarded as a "small business", each individual member of congress would be a separate small business, correct? I wonder why this is deemed necessary since congress has routinely been exempt from laws they passed. The House, as a whole would fail to qualify, as would the Senate, each having more than 50 members or "employees", so it would actually apply to an individual member with a staff of fewer than 50 aides or "employees".

    Am I seeing this correctly? This still leaves aside the question of whether a member of Congress is engaged in commerce, unless the peddling of influence in return for contributions qualifies as commerce. That would be an interesting declaration for a congress member to make.

  3. Here is video of political analyst Dick Morris on The O'Reilly Factor last night where he said some of President Obama's "core support" is now fleeing him. Morris's analysis is preceded by Bill O'Reilly's "Talking Points" segment, focusing on Barney Frank and his Town Hall Meeting.obamacare enrollment center near me