The Obama administration has given Congress and its staff a waiver so that they will not have to pay the full cost increase imposed by Obamacare.


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The law is for the little people: The Obama administration has given Congress and its staff a waiver so that they will not have to pay the full cost increase imposed by Obamacare.

No waiver for anyone else, however. You gotta pay, tough luck. You ain’t an important member of the Washington elite, the royal class, the superior smarter set that makes the laws you (and not they) have to follow.

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  • Edward

    “This caused fears that staff would suddenly face sharply higher healthcare costs and leave federal service, causing a ‘brain drain’ on Capitol Hill.”

    I thought that Congress and staff were supposed to have the same healcare plans as the rest of us. Their healthcare costs are supposed to be the same as everyone else’s. So how would they have found less costly healthcare in the “real world?”

    And if the well-paid Congressional staff can’t afford Obamacare, what chance do the rest of us have?

    And why shouldn’t we expect a “brain drain” from industry, as well? Isn’t the increase in part-time workers similar to a “brain drain?” Employers will have to find even more skilled part-time workers in order to get the same amount of work done or make do with less productivity. And we part-time workers still have to find our own healthcare, unlike those pampered Congressional staffers.

  • Publius 2

    I find the term “brain drain” amusing, as though Congress is currently in the hands of the most capable and competent people, and not the most opportunist and corrupt. It is time for a complete housecleaning. I suspect even the best legislators would applaud the public at last reaching the point where they refuse to accept this nonsense anymore. A new slogan for 2014: “Throw them all out — and continue the task in 2016 and 2018. NO ONE is indispensable.”

  • R. Cotour

    Well said and agreed to. But are we too far down the rabbit hole now? The people may be a captive of the government at this point and may not be able to wiggle free. Nothing would please me more than the people throwing out long term senators and congressmen, starting with McCain, Graham and Shumer.

  • Kelly Starks

    Hell Obama’s giving every other chrony group a waver – why not congress folks staffs to get more votes from their bosses?

    And its very pretentious of you to demad “people of importance” be limited by the rules nessisary to rule the serfs.

    ;/

  • wodun

    Well said.

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