Saturday, June 15, 2013

SO VERY, VERY SAD: Democrat John Larson says it's "simply not fair" to subject Congress to Obamacare

Well, we wouldn't want members of our ruling class suffering with the rest of us. - Doug Ross

Sarah Palin is right. The problem isn't a few agents in Cincinnati "going rogue". And it's not a few reporters -- and their parents -- being targeted for doing their job. And it's not a couple dozen contractors leaking classified documents. The problem is government grown so big that it intrudes into every aspect of our lives.

Democratic Congressman: 'Not Fair' To Subject Congress To Obamacare Just Like Everyone Else - Robert Books/Forbes
When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) was being debated, proponents were accused of saddling Americans with inferior and expensive health care while keeping generous coverage for themselves at taxpayer expense. To rebut that allegation and build confidence in the bill, a provision was added mandating that members of Congress – and their staff members – get their coverage through the new exchange system the bill set up. Now that the time to sign up for exchange coverage is nearing, a Democratic member, Rep. John Larson (D., Conn.), is saying that “this is simply not fair” – as key staff members head for the exits to avoid Obamacare.

Politico reports that “many on Capitol Hill fear it could lead to a brain drain” and notes that “[t]he problem is far more acute in the House, where lawmakers and aides are generally younger and less wealthy.”

What? Obamacare disproportionally hurts those with lower incomes? It may come as a surprise, but it shouldn’t. We’ve known this since before the legislation even passed.

More to the point, why did Rep. Larson vote to impose on the country a health coverage system that “is simply not fair”?