Obamacare officials exempted from furloughs

The GOP is pointing to this as proof that the cuts are political. I mean, you furlough air traffic controllers, but not health care bureaucrats? The Hill: 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...(Read Full Post)

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