Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
- James Lowell, American Poet, Critic and Editor (1819-1891)
So the House Republicans pass a measure to strip lawmakers and their staff of the exemptions for Obamacare and make them live by the same rules as the rest of us.
How did Senator Harry Reid respond?
This time the House has attached a poison pill that would punish 16,000 congressional staff.
source: The Hill
The Senate Majority Leader has so much disdain for the American people that he can’t even hide it. Reid says that any legislation proposing that lawmakers and their staff live by the same laws as the rest of us is a poison pill that they will never swallow. No sir, the poison pill of Obamacare is not for us, that poison pill is for all the rest of you little peons.
He just comes out and says it right there, don’t expect us to “punish” our staff with the same mandates we’re imposing on you.
The whole concept of public service died long ago. This is the ruling elite, authoritarian thugs who find the mere suggestion that they abide by the rules they make for us as being laughable, not even worthy of consideration.
I guess this kind of “do as I say, not as I do” mentality should be no surprise when you consider that these are many of the same liberal politicians who would think nothing of stripping law-abiding Americans of their gun rights as long as it doesn’t affect the armed guards they have protecting their own lives.