Sunday, June 16, 2013

Food for the Goose

I've always heard that food for the goose is food for the gander as well.  It appears that Congress is being hoist on their own petard, as Obamacare looms.  It seems that one of the provisions of the bill is that members of Congress and their staffs are covered by the law, as well as the rest of it, and some folks say that isn't fair.
Rep. John Larson, a Connecticut Democrat in leadership when the law passed, said he thinks the problem will be resolved.
“If not, I think we should begin an immediate amicus brief to say, ‘Listen this is simply not fair to these employees,’” Larson told POLITICO. “They are federal employees.”
Not fair, John?  It's the law of the land, a law that Congress foisted on us.  Of course it's fair.

 “It’s a reality,” said Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas). “This is the law. … It’s going to hinder our ability with retention of members, it’s going to hinder our ability for members to take care of their families.” He said his fellow lawmakers are having “quiet conversations” about the threat.
Really, Pete?  Obamacare is going to hinder the ability of an employer to take care of his employees?  Members of Congress are talking about it?  Where have you been for the past two years?  We're all talking about it.
 The problem is far more acute in the House, where lawmakers and aides are generally younger and less wealthy
Really?  Obamacare hurts the young and less wealthy?  Haven't we been telling you that for years?  This is excellent.  Congress should be fully subject to every law that they foist on us.  Congress should live in our world, that's the way the system is designed.

So, Congress has now learned that Obamacare is going to hinder the ability to keep employees, to hinder the ability of those employees to take care of their families, and that it hurts the young and the not-wealthy.  As John Larson, who helped passed the bill tells us, Obamacare is simply not fair.

Sounds to me like Congress has plenty of reason to repeal it.  Out of their own mouths.

1 comment:

Gerry N. said...

Why, exactly should our betters have to obey the same laws we must?

The Bastiges.