David Vitter investigates how Congress became a ‘small business’ under Obamacare
FEBRUARY 05, 2015
Senator David Vitter (R-LA), chairman of the Senate Small Business Committee, is investigating how Congress illegally enrolled in Obamacare’s D.C. Small Business Exchange through falsified applications. To understand how Congress falsely classified itself as a small business, Senator Vitter is requesting for government documents detailing how the D.C. exchange and Congress’ financial clerks initially suggested Congress to submit falsified applications. Vitter has opposed Congress’ exemption from Obamacare after the Obama administration deemed that members of Congress and their staff, spouses, and dependents could have 75% of their healthcare subsidized by American taxpayers, a luxury not afforded to the average American. His investigation bears some semblance to Judicial Watch’s FOIA lawsuit against the D.C. Health Exchange Authority regarding Congress’ illegal participation in this exchange. Read more about the latest developments of that lawsuit here.
Here is the main reason why Senator Vitter is investigating this corruption, as quoted in the article:
“Allowing Congress — which employs nearly 16,000 individuals — to determine itself as a ‘small business’ doesn’t pass the common sense test,” he said in a written statement. “We need to know exactly how and why this was allowed to happen, so we can fix this injustice and eliminate Washington’s Obamacare Exemption.”