“These recent maneuverings inside the beltway are precisely why the American people rightly despise Congress,” said Vitter, of Louisiana. “Perhaps if White House appointees and Congress have to live under these same Obamacare rules, things would be changed quickly for the better.”
It’s not as though members of Congress and their staffs don’t have to buy insurance, it’s just that they get to keep their federal subsidy of 75 percent of the cost of health insurance. In other words, they’re only spending twenty-five cents on the dollar for their coverage. The best portion of the previously quoted excerpts, at least in my opinion, is as follows, “…as millions of other federal workers who keep their current plan.” Who do you suppose is paying for those subsidies? We are! With all the exemptions that have been handed out to organized labor and all sorts of other special constituencies, it makes one wonder if anybody is actually going to have to sign up for Obamacare!
But can anyone imagine anything more hypocritical than the legislative body with the power to make millions of us buy health insurance, in effect, exempting itself from having to comply with the same provisions of the law that the rest of us do? I can’t. Sometimes it makes one wonder why we elected these people to represent us in the Congress of the United States. How out of touch can these people we elected be from the real world and the real people who voted for them? I am so dumbfounded by this level of blatant hypocrisy that I hardly know what else to write!
This is the legislation, you’ll recall, that former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi once said Congress would have to pass first to find out what’s in it? If she was being serious, that should have been our first clue that Obamacare wasn’t going to be a good thing! Nobody passes legislation without having read it and, one would hope, understanding it. How irresponsible is it of our elected representatives to pass a major life-changing piece of legislation without knowing what its impact is going to be on millions of people? And what do most of us do about it? Nothing. Oh, the Tea Party people and a few other politically active groups are raising Cain about the drastic changes coming to the delivery of healthcare, but most people either don’t know or don’t care what’s going to happen when Obamacare really begins to kick in.