It seems that if there is one area that the voters can agree on it would be that those who make the laws should have to obey them.
It is a violation of a fundamental American principle that we should be equal before the law. Yet Obamacare immediately gave waivers to 1400 cronies and now the Congressmen themselves who forced this horrible bill on the American people is indignant that they will have to obey the same law.
Democratic Congressman: ‘Not Fair’ To Subject Congress To Obamacare Just Like Everyone Else from Forbes by Robert Brooks.
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.”
One must wonder if these Congressmen can hear themselves or do they feel so privileged and removed from the common voters that they are oblivious.