Gohmert refuses to take subsidy others don’t get

Gohmert refuses to take subsidy others don’t get
Office of Louie Gohmert

POSTED: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 9:43pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 1:21pm

U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert, of Texas, released the following statement Monday, after the House passed a bill that funded Obamacare:

“On January 1st, when millions of Americans will likely lose their employers’ contribution to their health insurance, I will refuse to receive that same subsidy. It also means I will have to pay a substantial penalty or ”tax,” but I cannot in good conscience accept the subsidy when so many Americans have lost their insurance altogether because of ObamaCare. We are supposed to be the servants of the American people, not the masters.

House Republicans have voted for and sent the Senate two different bills, because we have been offering compromises, even to the extent of compromising with ourselves because Senate Democrats and the President have refused to negotiate at all. They have made clear that they will negotiate with Russians and Iranians, but will not negotiate with Americans.

In the Continuing Resolution on which we voted Monday night, all funding is restored to the government takeover of Americans’ healthcare, referred to as ObamaCare, including funding of abortion. I could not vote for the resolution, though I am in agreement with the language ending government subsidies to Congress while Americans suffer without them.

The President has given waivers or exemptions to hundreds and hundreds of his cronies, many businesses and some unions. I could not in good faith vote for a bill that provides even more funding for Obamacare when I have heard from massive numbers of constituents about the damage it is doing.

I will continue to listen to the people of my district, but the hue and cry is overwhelmingly from those who have lost insurance, had insurance costs become prohibitive, lost jobs, or have been moved from full-time employment to part-time because of Obamacare.”

Congressman Louie Gohmert is the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, Louie was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas. He also served as Chief Justice of Texas'12th Court of Appeals.

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100% Fact Check: Both hospitals have 100+ current Full-Time, good paying jobs OPEN- w/benefits! PPACA funded over $1 million to Tyler medical facilities to upgrade their electronic medical record system, etc. TMF, EMTC, doctors & nurses are NOT protesting PPACA- they support it. Why? No more FREE CARE costing taxpayers & hospitals $millions.
Recent "lay-offs" were realigning staff & bloated administrative personnel.
Louie needs to get onboard with Progress & stop embarrassing E Texans.

Will Louie Gohmert's personal credit rating be affected by late pay? Will his personal house payments, car payment water bill, electric bill be affected by late pay or no pay? The military families credit ratings will be affected by late payment or non payments. He has no idea. But he always sings the praises of our soldiers not at all this time Mr. Gohmert. How would you feel to be in active service and your pay be late or not at all. How would this affect your personal house hold . RETIRE

What makes Government employees immune to layoffs? They need to do like the rest of us have to do. Find another job. Welcome to the real world.

Louie needs facts -not fiction. What's the unemployment rate in your district? Where are the lost jobs, part-time, etc? ACA starts TOMORROW. Doctors & hospitals get paid - no more FREE CARE costing 10Xs that of insurance. EMTC & TMF are EXPANDING!
Louie- sponsor a clean budget that cuts waste not HealthCare. Homeland Security is in shambles- no congressional oversight- what are you folks doing?
Sponsor a bill eliminating congressional perks - will it pass? NO! Greedy pols. Tell the TRUTH Louie.

Better go back and review the facts, both hospitals dramatically reduced their staff several months ago.

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