The IRS is more than willing to force you to comply with ObamaCare mandates and to tax you if you don’t but their representative, the National Treasury Employee Union is “suggesting” that none of its members – 100,000 of which work for the IRS – should be “bound” by ObamaCare.
The union is concerned that their members may be forced to get their insurance coverage from an exchange – just like the great, unwashed masses over which they rule – thanks to a bill introduced in the House by Rep. David Camp of Michigan.
Camp’s bill, HR 1780, requires that the only health plans the Federal Government may make available to the President, Vice President, Members of Congress, and Federal employees are those created under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or offered through a health insurance exchange
The NTEU has supplied a form letter:
I am a federal employee and one of your constituents. I am very concerned about legislation that has been introduced by Congressman Dave Camp to push federal employees out of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) and into the insurance exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
H.R. 1780 would put federal employees in a special class where they would be prohibited from receiving health insurance through their employer. It would treat federal employees differently from state and local government employees and most employees of large private sector companies who receive health insurance benefits through their employer. The primary purpose of the Affordable Care Act was to provide a marketplace for the sale and purchase of health insurance for those who do not have such coverage – not to take coverage away from employees who already receive it through their employers.
I work hard and am proud of the services that I provide to your constituents every day. One of the main benefits I receive as a federal employee is the ability to purchase health insurance coverage through the FEHBP with an employer contribution towards those benefits. Please let me know your views on this legislation. I look forward to hearing back from you.
Quick – someone grab a violin. These people work for the government. They’re buoyed by a supposedly bottomless pit of cash that they confiscate from the American people.
They’re proud of the work they do. These vital services include facilitating wealth redistribution, holding extravagant training conventions, and making bad Star Trek movies. Why, if they weren’t doing their jobs, who’d harass conservatives via the tax code?
These workers are heroes, and they’ve earned their perks. It’s simply unconscionable that they might someday face a scenario where they’ll be treated like one of their subjects.