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Worst. Political. Class. Ever.

Pretty much everybody knows Obamacare is a disaster. I mean, everybody who has an ounce of sense. Obviously, that excludes a lot of rank and file Lefty Democrats who think Obamacare is actually a fix or a cure for something, but most of those people are simple dolts anyway. But, apparently there’s plenty of agreement on both sides of the Congressional aisles that Obamacare is an unworkable albatross. How do we know this? Because Democrats and Republicans are negotiating some way to exempt Congress from Obamacare.

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.

The talks — which involve Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), the Obama administration and other top lawmakers — are extraordinarily sensitive, with both sides acutely aware of the potential for political fallout from giving carve-outs from the hugely controversial law to 535 lawmakers and thousands of their aides…

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 penalty.

Plus, lawmakers — especially those with long careers in public service and smaller bank accounts — are also concerned about the hit to their own wallets.

In other words, unless they can exempt themselves from Obamacare’s exchange requirements, health costs for the Congressional employees will rise so much that they won’t be able to afford it.

So, both Democrats and Republicans clearly realize that Obamacare, if implemented in Congress, will kill jobs and raise health insurance costs. Is their solution to repeal Obamacare and save the rest of the country that same burden? No. Of course not. Their solution is to see how they can exempt themselves from the law. The rest of us, who have to live with it? Tough cookies, proles. Health care costs money. Deal with it.

I guess my only question is, why are we not not dragging members of Congress—of both parties—naked and screaming from their offices for a good tar and feathering?

The Republicans may make pleasant mouth noises about repealing Obamacare, but they will never do it. Even if they passed a bill, it’d die in the Senate or get vetoed by the President. So, knowing that, their fallback position is, "Well, let’s at least see if we can get ourselves exempted from it."

Both parties in Congress know Obamacare is an unworkable, unaffordable disaster, and their response is to just give a big "F you" to the American people. And, as far as I can see, the American people are just…gonna take it, tug their forelocks, and say, "As you wish, m’lud." As far as I can tell, the majority of Congress is composed of people so stupid it’s a wonder that they can think clearly enough to walk erect. And yet we keep electing them, and doing what they tell us to do. That idiot from Georgia, for example, who complained in a Congressional hearing that if we send too many marines to Guam the island will tip over and capsize…he got re-elected by his idiot constituency.

We really do deserve the total crapstorm that’s headed our way.

Dale Franks
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13 Responses to Worst. Political. Class. Ever.

  • Dems have backed off this. I have to say, I almost wonder if the GOP started these talks with the express purpose of getting these headlines. Its sort of a good idea that might work if played brilliantly, and the poor execution smacks of the GOP strategy.

    • Some times you have to wonder why the “terrorist class” has such a hard time picking good targets.

  • What I mean to say is:
    Its the sort of half-formed idea that might be decent if thought out more, but is instead is poorly executed in the hallmark of the GOP.

  • Like the reversal furloughs for air traffic controllers, when it come to our congressional representatives, they get what they want, and populous be damned.

  • Perhaps we can forgive the Founding Fathers for ever conceiving Congress would become so crass, so selfish, so dishonest, so morally corrupt as to exempt themselves from the same laws that are good enough for ‘the little people’ that they would feel the need for a Constitutional amendment to ban such repulsive behavior. Seeing that they were short-sighted in this regard, it is far over-due to reignite the 28th amendment movement before the President and Congress declare themselves Gods unto men.

  • We don’t vote them out. Not just worst political class ever, worst electorate ever as well.

    • Hey!  my crooks, errrr, Representatives and Senators bring home the bacon.   Yours are just crazy!

  • There is the possibility that Obamacare was designed to fail and then bring about single payer which was the original goal.  They may be shielding themselves from their own plan.  As for the rest of us… let them eat cake.

  • Hmmm,  I guess i was commenting article with my last comment.  In regard to ObamaCare, I wouldn’t make to much of  the Congressional rejection of it.  There are two reasons for the rejection:  1) They are naturally conservative, and don’t want change; 2) Many of them are making a political statement.