an independent Tea Party group in DuPage County, IL
Jeff: Wouldn't it be great if one Congressman would step up and exempt himself from the Obamacare exemption? To not accept an exemption from Obamacare? Is there anyone who has done that?
Peter: It turns out that Obamacare came with a lot of carve-outs, including for government employees.
Jeff: But if a Congressman or Senator goes home to his wife and kids and says, "We need to exempt ourselves from the government employee exemption," and then actually follows through - don't you think that would draw a tremendous amount of support from voters?
Peter: Yes, it probably would. But what if the guy's wife gets sick? Then it'll be, "Hey, we're so sorry about that. Nice knowing you. Bye-bye."
During that last statement, Congressman Peter Roskam patted me on the shoulder to emphasize his point, and then walked away.
This occurred at Elmhurst College on Friday, August 9, 2013. I will leave the interpretation and implications of this conversation up to those of you who are Congressman Roskam's constituents.
Jeff Glock (wannabe "Dreamer" from Cook County)