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10-23-2013 09:57 PM  5 years agoPost 1
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Rand Paul pushes constitutional amendment on Congress

By BURGESS EVERETT | 10/22/13

Forget the Vitter amendment. Rand Paul wants to make sure that Congress can’t ever again write laws with provisions specific to lawmakers.

The Kentucky freshman Republican has introduced a constitutional amendment that would preclude senators and representatives from passing laws that don’t apply equally to U.S. citizens and Congress, the executive branch and the Supreme Court. The amendment is aimed squarely at Obamacare provisions specific to members of Congress and their staffs that became a central point of contention during the government shutdown.

Under Obamacare, Capitol Hill aides and lawmakers are required to enter the law’s health exchanges and a summertime ruling from the Office of Personnel Management ensured they will continue to receive federal employer contributions to help pay for insurance on the exchanges. A number of lawmakers, specifically Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), have been pushing for the end to those contributions, arguing they amount to a Washington exemption from Obamacare. Vitter has drafted legislative language that would eliminate these subsidies and tried to attach the measure to an energy efficiency bill and pushed for it to be included in the government funding bill last week.

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Paul seeks to go a step further and amend the Constitution so that “Congress shall make no law applicable to a citizen of the United States that is not equally applicable to Congress,” the executive branch including the president and vice president as well as the Supreme Court.

Paul told the Daily Caller in September that the amendment would take specific aim at Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, whose swing vote upheld the constitutionality of much of the Affordable Care Act.

“If he likes Obamacare so much, I’m going to give him an amendment that gives Obamacare to Justice Roberts,” Paul told the publication.

Amending the Constitution is no easy task, requiring super majorities in both chambers of Congress before going to the states for ratification. And Paul in particular will face the immense burden of trying to convince lawmakers that they should no longer have the authority to make laws governing Congress.

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/...ment-98625.html

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10-23-2013 10:11 PM  5 years agoPost 2
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DAMN RIGHT!

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10-23-2013 11:21 PM  5 years agoPost 3
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He can't get it done, but he can carry the name of every politician that opposes it and so can the people that agree with it.

Kinda lights up the targets.

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10-23-2013 11:27 PM  5 years agoPost 4
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He can't get it done, but he can carry the name of every politician that opposes it and so can the people that agree with it.
Kinda lights up the targets.
That's the idea.

It's largely symbolic and shows very well who in Washington DC is looking out for America instead of Washington DC.

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10-24-2013 02:57 AM  5 years agoPost 5
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Go for it Rand! Flush the rats out into the open for a good old fashion rat killing!

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10-24-2013 04:57 AM  5 years agoPost 6
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It would be great: If it can get enough public traction and pressure on the representatives on - a personal level basis - in their home districts where they reside to hold each accountable to the public.

I believe they must get over a majority of 60% in both the House and the Senate unanimously to forward the necessary details to get a constitutional amendment.

Believe just about forever - it has been tried - either known as the 23rd or 26th amendment - GO's back a long time.

If Rand can get enough public awareness to it and the public rises to their own home representatives - just maybe.

Need some thing to shake em up like toss a bunch behind bar's.

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10-24-2013 02:23 PM  5 years agoPost 7
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I saw talking heads yesterday (liberal ones) saying this was a bad idea. What??? Concrete proof that a typical Liberal NEVER thinks ANY idea from a conservative is a good idea. Who could possibly be against this??? The insider trading exemption is the one that really gets me.

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10-24-2013 06:32 PM  5 years agoPost 8
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Their pay should have to be voted on by the public also. That would give them more incentive to do a good job!

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