Staffers’ exemption: We anticipated as much
Were we perplexed? How about angered? Maybe we were shocked? We’re talking about Congress staffers’ exemption from ObamaCare (if it ever happens), so the answers to those questions are no, no and no. We actually, and sadly, expected it. It got us thinking about the whole ObamaCare mess and the “dialogue” between Democrats and Republicans on the subject.
Republicans are determined to stop ObamaCare by any and all means necessary. The oft-repeated argument from Dems against the GOP effort is that that GOP has offered no alternative to the legislation. We’re of the opinion that no alternative is necessary. It’s simply a bad bill, and it needs to be killed. And yet, as always happens, what we’ll see is what we’ll deserve. Shockingly, the polls on ObamaCare consistently show majority opposition, and yet it continues to be shoved down our throats. Even Obama’s strongest constituency, the union worker, is complaining about the bill. Tells you something, doesn’t it? If the plan is as good as the boss says, why are there so many given exemptions, which he doles out as favors?
We don’t believe his plan, as written, will survive. Although, this bill is so bad and so costly, Congress will pass it, because Congress usually lets all of us down. Some form of the bill will rise. We believe strongly the president has more than a sneaking suspicion his plan, as we all know it, will continue to crumble at the edges and could ultimately implode. Again, he’s just taking care of his pals and buddies by exempting them. The crux of our beef: The majority of the rocket scientists in Washington want to force something down our throats, but they are too good for the legislation. How can that possibly be? We’ll tell you: America voted them into office, that’s how.