Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) is planning to file a lawsuit to increase the cost of healthcare for congressional staffers, including his own. Because Ron Johnson is a dick.
The LA Times’ Mike Memoli reports that Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) will file a lawsuit to prevent Congressional staffers and lawmakers from receiving subsidies when they purchase coverage in the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges, substantially increasing their health care costs.
As you may recall, Republicans tried to accomplish this during the GOP Government Shutdown. They wanted to prevent congressional staffers from using their employer contribution to purchase healthcare as a condition for raising the debt ceiling and reopening the federal government, and they were rightfully lambasted for it.
That plan didn’t pan out and now Senator Ron “Dick” Johnson is planning to file a lawsuit to accomplish it.
This is the same Ron Johnson who embarrassed himself early this year during the hearings on Benghazi when he accused Hillary Clinton of faking her emotional reactions. John Kerry took him to school the following day.
If Johnson’s lawsuit is successful (I don’t think it will be) it would effectively reduce the income of congressional staffers by thousands of dollars.