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June 13, 2013 - 11:21 am

Politico reports that Congressmembers and aides are finding it hard to live under the law they passed (against the objections of the majority of the American people).

The fear: Government-subsidized premiums will disappear at the end of the year under a provision in the health care law that nudges aides and lawmakers onto the government health care exchanges, which could make their benefits exorbitantly expensive.

Democratic and Republican leaders are taking the issue seriously, but first they need more specifics from the Office of Personnel Management on how the new rule should take effect — a decision that Capitol Hill sources expect by fall, at the latest. The administration has clammed up in advance of a ruling, sources on both sides of the aisle said.

If the issue isn’t resolved, and massive numbers of lawmakers and aides bolt, many on Capitol Hill fear it could lead to a brain drain just as Congress tackles a slew of weighty issues — like fights over the Tax Code and immigration reform.

A “brain drain?” These are the people who either passed the law or were unable to mount enough opposition to stop it. We could do without their brains being anywhere near power of any kind. Take this genius, for example.

Rep. John Larson, a Connecticut Democrat in leadership when the law passed, said he thinks the problem will be resolved.

“If [it isn't fixed for our masters in Washington], I think we should begin an immediate amicus brief to say, ‘Listen this is simply not fair to these employees,’” Larson told POLITICO. “They are federal employees.”

Big. Fat. Hairy. Deal. Why should federal employees not live under the laws the rest of us have to live under? Are they better than us? Do they really deserve subsidies and benefits that the rest of us don’t get to access? What’s the “fairness” here?

It sounds like ObamaCare is so bad it may drive many in the political class out of the political class. That’s probably ObamaCare’s only redeeming quality, and it’s the only thing in that monstrosity that must stay if the rest of it stays.

 

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Votes have consequences, obamabots. That goes double for those who wouldn't choose between obama and Romney.
44 weeks ago
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"The Signs are for THEM, not for ME..." attitude just needs to be brought into the light, dragged out by it's boot heels and placed into full-view, public stocks.
Let's see some ambush interviews with some CongresCritters who even can be 'slightly attached' to this crap.
I, for one, want to see some stuttering, fleeing bodies, slamming office doors, hiding in elevators, and in general, being The Nomenklatura we all know them to be.
There isn't anything funny on The Comedy Channel anymore, and if they run it once a week, this could be a stealth ratings winner.
Call it : " The Special Ones" and let's see what happens......
44 weeks ago
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This law makes no sense even if they get young, healthy men to pay for coverage they don't need it still can't cover the pre-existing on a "pay all my bills basis". Now they've broken the system and what? Doctors become federal employees who can be assigned to work areas? Who would want to practice medicine in that environment? Not the best and the brightest.
44 weeks ago
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Golly: Inadvertant "term limits."

Me like :-)
44 weeks ago
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Too bad the 27th amendment can't be twisted into prohibiting this B.S.....
44 weeks ago
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Yes, a brain drain. We will only be left with the pure political types. It will finally be the Zombie Apocalypse, just not the way we expected it.
44 weeks ago
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If Congress doesn't want to live with Obamacare, why don't they just repeal the whole damn thing? Problem solved.
44 weeks ago
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"Deal. Why should federal employees not live under the laws the rest of us have to live under? Are they better than us? Do they really deserve subsidies and benefits that the rest of us don’t get to access? "

Well of course. It's why progressivism is simply modern day feudalism. The ruling class is better than us serfs.
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