“Chutzpah” isn’t strong enough to describe the latest from the Internal Revenue Service. According to the Washington Examiner, the National Taxpayer Employee Union is pushing its members to goad their congressional representatives into granting IRS employees special privileges to live outside Obamacare.
You can’t make this stuff up.
The union leaders are providing members with a form letter to send to the congressmen that says “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 and into the insurance exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act.”
The NTEU represents 150,000 federal employees overall, including most of the nearly 100,000 IRS workers.
Like most other federal workers, IRS employees currently get their health insurance through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, which also covers members of Congress. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp offered the bill in response to reports of congressional negotiations that would exempt lawmakers and their staff from Obamacare.
Everybody pretty much hates Obamacare. Rep. Camp has smoked out the fact that even people who will enforce it and will send you to jail if you don’t comply with it, hate it.
They agree with the battle cry: Obamacare delenda est.