Okay, enough is enough on this nonsense. Now they are in "sensitive talks" to exempt not only themselves but their staffers! EXCUSE ME? This law
we've been told will be the greatest thing since sliced bread and the cat's meow for our ailing health system turns out to be a wild tiger they
can't stand? Oh, say it ain't so! I'm shocked!
I AM quite upset though, and here is why:
Congressional leaders in both parties are engaged in high-level, confidential talks about exempting lawmakers and Capitol Hill aides from the
insurance exchanges they are mandated to join as part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, sources in both parties said.
This isn't a right/left thing, as the first paragraph clearly states. It's BOTH of them, looking to get their own lifeboats off the U.S.S.
HealthCare before the whole ship sinks with all hands! Oh, but you'll love the reasoning. It doesn't get better than this.
There is concern in some quarters that the provision requiring lawmakers and staffers to join the exchanges, if it isn’t revised, could lead to
a “brain drain” on Capitol Hill, as several sources close to the talks put it.
I believe it's called draining the Swamp. Pelosi, of all people, used that very term for what the Congress who passed this nasty piece of legislation
in the first place said would be done. Drain it of corruption. Well, it seems to be overflowing like a commode in a bad coffee shop. ..but wait!
That's not all! The best is yet to come for this reasoning of theirs.
The problem stems from whether members and aides set to enter the exchanges would have their health insurance premiums subsidized by their
employer — in this case, the federal government. If not, aides and lawmakers in both parties fear that staffers — especially low-paid junior aides
— could be hit with thousands of dollars in new health care costs, prompting them to seek jobs elsewhere. Older, more senior staffers could also
retire or jump to the private sector rather than face a big financial
So to put this very simply, they KNOW full well we're all about to be screwed to the wall on new costs and new loss to OUR households and families.
However, rather than actually talk about REPEALING this thing or at least reforming it to the point where it doesn't break America's back, one
family at a time?? They simply want to find creative ways to avoid seeing themselves or those who know the score best from being slammed like everyone
I think we're all about tired of this "Do as I say ...while I'll NEVER be held to it myself" attitude and the stench comes from both the Right and
Left sides of the aisle these days. The article features both the worthless bowl of jello we have as a House Speaker and the Corrupt old fart we see
as Leader of the Senate.
I say we need
a brain drain on Capital Hill. Those pea brains need drained right out into retirement and their staffers can just go suck eggs
right along with them. How dare
they openly admit that they KNOW the level of hardship this is about to hit us all for ...and their MAIN
concern is saving their own butts.
THEY DID THIS TO US.
They can fix it! They choose
to simply put the 'fix' in for all who they may have to personally face on a daily
basis. Well, having to face the public in the future is something we can all DO something about for them. Lets insure they don't see reelection. To
the last person. They ALL GO. This is just the topper on a day that started bad and went downhill before reading the shenanigans on Capital Hill.