David Vitter’s Obamacare Subsidy Take-down That The Media Is Ignoring

Who cares if the US Congress gets Obamacare through a phony small business subsidy? What’s the big deal?

This the attitude of the national and state press as Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) is set to ask the Senate’s Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship to authorize a subpoena against the Washington DC health exchange.

The move is the latest in Vitter’s attempt to track down who authorized that the US Congress be deemed a “small business” in Obamacare’s health exchange system in order for Washington politicians to get subsidized healthcare through the government program.

“The goal of this investigation is to find out who authorized the decision to allow Congress — which employs nearly 16,000 people — to join Obamacare as a ‘small business’ and receive a special taxpayer-funded subsidy that is not available to the rest of America,” Mr. Vitter said. “We are seeking accountability within the body that creates this nation’s laws and moving forward with the subpoena process in a transparent manner.”

Vitter will need all 10 of his Republican committee members to sign off on the subpoena as every Democrat on the committee will most likely be voting no.

The Louisiana conservative has been the leading critic of how congress and their staffs are treated under Obamacare. His most famous initiative against Obamacare has been his effort in ending congressional funds in order to subsidize healthcare for members of congress.

But, none of this has gotten Vitter must press coverage. At least not at the moment.

The Washington Times, the conservative-leaning DC newspaper, is the only media outlet reporting on Vitter’s initiative this week. Over at NOLA.com/Times Picayune, Washington DC Reporter Bruce Alpert is busy writing about how President Obama made a few jokes while the Ohio State Football team visited the White House.


Vitter’s subpoena will likely set off a firestorm with Democrats and Republicans in the House, as GOP Leadership has already made it well known that they are not on-board with Vitter’s take-down of Obamacare congressional subsidies because Vitter would have to subpoena information from the House.



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