Congress isn’t supposed to be able to use the healthcare exchange, so they broke the rules.
This blog has reported on how the President has treated Obamacare as a personal empowerment to give orders rather than as a law in any real sense. Whenever there was a perceived problem, the President would simply change the law to suit his wishes. In a sense, the Supreme Court joined him by changing the law as well in order to make it workable.
It seems Congress has been doing the same thing, breaking the written rules in order to get the results they want. As the Daily Caller reports, “Judicial Watch Challenges Congress’ Claim To Be A Small Business.”
A conservative non-profit watchdog group is challenging what it views as the fraudulent registration of Congress as a small business in the District of Columbia’s Obamacare health insurance exchange.
Being considered a small business makes it possible for the exchange to give D.C. tax dollars to Congress to help pay for health insurance under Obamacare for members of Congress and their staff.
Judicial Watch announced its action with the District of Columbia Court of Appeals Monday in challenging the D.C. Health Benefit Exchange’s use of local tax dollars in an effort designed to allow more than 12,000 members of Congress, staffers and their dependents to participate in the Small Business Exchange.
That figure represents approximately 86 percent of the 14,289 people enrolled in the district’s Small Business Exchange between Oct. 1 2013 and Sept. 9, 2014, according to Judicial Watch.
“It is an abuse of district taxpayers to use D.C. funds to subsidize illegal health insurance for Congress,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “It is unlawful and unethical for district officials to use local dollars to participate in Congress’s Obamacare fraud.”
A small business has fifty or fewer employees. Congress has thousands of employees. This is an obvious crime.
No wonder Congress doesn’t want to repeal Obamacare when it can use it to plunder the District of Columbia for their personal gain!