Great News: #ObamaCare officials not impacted by federal furloughs

Posted by: ST on April 25, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Good to know:

The office implementing most of President Obama’s healthcare law is not furloughing its workers as a result of sequestration, its director said Wednesday.

Gary Cohen, director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, said Wednesday that his office has not cut its workers’ hours and pay as a result of the automatic budget cuts that went into effect in March.

Republicans have accused the Obama administration of politicizing the sequester by targeting highly visible programs like airport security and White House tours.

The fact that ObamaCare officials haven’t been furloughed shows that the cuts are political, Rep. Greg Harper (R-Miss.) said Wednesday.

“We’re talking about at least a 15 percent furlough of current air-traffic controllers, resulting in delays and perhaps safety concerns, but yet this has been a selective political item by the administration,” Harper said.

Agencies across the federal workforce have furloughed their workers, cutting their hours and pay, as a result of the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration. Furloughs have caused airport delays, and extend all the way up to the White House budget office and the West Wing.

When you’re at the airport this weekend trying to fly to a destination or back home from it, and you have to wait an additional two to three hours due to the sequester before you can get home to your family and friends, hopefully knowing that the “ObamaCare office” is still merrily doing its thing will put your mind at ease. /sarc

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2 Responses to “Great News: #ObamaCare officials not impacted by federal furloughs”


  1. Carlos says:

    Yep, targeting programs that will bring the most grief to the average American. By leaving this one off, they are still bringing the most grief to the average American.

    I would say that the people who voted the DiC in again are getting what they deserve, but 1) they don’t have a clue about that (they still actually believe it’s obstructionist Republicans at fault), and 2) the rest of us are paying just as big (if not a bigger) price for low-info stupidity by them.

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    No furloughs at DOJ either, especially when there is a terrorism investigation to be sabotaged.