Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.
What’s that they say, “Government of the people for the people and by the people?”
Apparently “Dirty Harry,” believes his staffers to not be among them.
That would make them cyborgs, klingons ore elitists. It’s your choice.
This all misses the obvious, if ObamaCare were such a great deal why would government staffers be exempt and not be scrambling to jump aboard the Titanic?
It’s no secret Washington, D.C. is chock-full of people who think they can run our lives better than we can.
They just don’t want to have to live under the laws they pass for the rest of us.
Maybe they really do think they’re “better.” Or “smarter.” Or just flat-out “more important.”
To many Americans, there is no better example of Washington, D.C. being out of touch and out of whack than special deals like we saw in ObamaCare. To many, it’s like rubbing salt in our wounds.
After all, aren’t politicians supposed to serve the people who elect them – not take advantage of them?
As the ObamaCare fiasco unfolds, more and more Americans are beginning to understand what we’ve been served isn’t exactly appetizing. by Rand Paul.
By Chris Frates
Washington (CNN) — Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, one of Obamacare’s architects and staunchest supporters, is also the only top congressional leader to exempt some of his staff from having to buy insurance through the law’s new exchanges.
Reid is the exception among the other top congressional leaders. GOP House Speaker John Boehner, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell have all directed their staffs to join the exchange, their aides said.
In the charged atmosphere surrounding Obamacare, Reid’s decision only gives Republicans more ammo to attack Democrats already suffering politically from the law’s botched rollout.
That’s true. Reid and his personal staff will buy insurance through the exchange.
But it’s also true that the law lets lawmakers decide if their committee and leadership staffers hold on to their federal employee insurance plans, an option Reid has exercised.
Reid spokesman Adam Jentleson emphasized, “We are just following the law.”
Insurers still reporting errors on Obamacare applications
But Republicans are already taking aim.
“I’m sure that regular Americans who just lost their insurance will feel comforted to know that Senator Reid’s staff gets to keep their government plan,” a senior GOP Senate aide said.
Former Reid staffer Jim Manley defended his old boss, arguing that “the only people hypocritical here are Republicans, who made this an issue in the first place.”
And all four House and Senate leaders are required to relinquish their federal employee insurance plans next year and are choosing to enroll in the exchanges.