Even though Derek Kilmer was a state senator when Obamacare became law, voters in the 6th Congressional District should know he voted against the continuing resolution that would defund it.
The only way to view his vote is this: Congressman Kilmer wants you and your family to get medical care through the federal government.
Two out of three Americans do not want the federal bureaucracy this terrible legislation puts between us and our health. And now I know Kilmer doesn’t want it, either.
Some months ago, President Obama quietly gave members of Congress special subsidies to keep their premiums low. I called Kilmer’s office and I asked two different staffers if he supported the spirit of the Vitter Amendment to end the special subsidies. The answer one week was there was no such thing, and the answer another week was a tepid “I don’t know.”
Both answers are wrong: the subsidy does exist for the political class, and so did the amendment — until Harry Reid killed it.
Regardless, Kilmer should proclaim he fully intends to join the rest of us in Obamacare payments and not take the special perk he knows his constituents will never enjoy.