Via Politico : Lawmakers and staff can breathe easy their health care tab is not going to soar next year. The Office of Personnel Management, under heavy pressure from Capitol Hill, will issue a ruling that says the government can continue to make a contribution to the health care premiums of members of Congress and their aides, according to several Hill sources. Just Wednesday, POLITICO reported that President Barack Obama told Democratic senators that he was personally involved in finding a solution. Obamas involvement in solving this impasse was unusual, to say the least. But it came after serious griping from both sides of the aisle about the potential of a brain drain. The fear, as told by sources in both parties, was that aides would head for more lucrative jobs, spooked by the potential for spiking health premiums. In a nutshell, Congresspeople have been worried for awhile now about the provision in ObamaCare, inserted by Sen.
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The Amazon Economy Undercuts Obama’s Message
from a huge Amazon warehouse where the workers do not have good jobs. I’m still stuck on the setting. There is so much in President Obama’s speech that I’ve been wanting him to say. While the press focused on his announcement of a proposal on corporate taxes, the speech was almost entirely about jobs. After Obama described “what it means to be middle-class in America” as “A good job. A good education. A home to call your own.
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