Dan Riehl at Riehl World News Brings us this Politico Story:
“Congressional leaders in both parties are engaged in high-level, confidential talks about exempting lawmakers and Capitol Hill aides from the insurance exchanges they are mandated to join as part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, sources in both parties said.”
“The talks — which involve Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), the Obama administration and other top lawmakers — are extraordinarily sensitive, with both sides acutely aware of the potential for political fallout from giving carve-outs from the hugely controversial law to 535 lawmakers and thousands of their aides. Discussions have stretched out for months, sources said.”
Red the entire intolerable outrage HERE.
Update I: It’s Good to be King
Thanks to Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge for this little “add-on:
“The chief of the FAA told Congress today that Washington-area airports will largely escape the effects of the air traffic controller furloughs — a blessing for lawmakers who fly out of the nation’s capitol.”
“Michael Huerta, head of the Federal Aviation Administration, told a congressional panel that the Washington region’s airports are spaced out enough and have enough spare capacity that furloughs to air traffic controllers won’t hurt as much here.”
- The Washington Times
Read the rest HERE.
They fancy themselves your masters.
“They going to exempt themselves from gravity next?”
- Zero Hedge Poster
Update II: Bill Quick: Laws Are For the Subjects, Not Their Betters
The erstwhile Bill Quick of Daily Pundit reminds us:
“Still, if they do this, they will make it perfectly clear how the Ruling Class regards itself in relation to those it purports to rule. The law is for little people. Rulers should never be inconvenienced by the law at all. Otherwise, what is the point of being a ruler?”
- Bill Quick
Click HERE for more information.
Update III: The Emperor Howls
Emperor Misha at the Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler points out an article we missed:
“So, both Democrats and Republicans clearly realize that Obamacare, if implemented in Congress, will kill jobs and raise health insurance costs. Is their solution to repeal Obamacare and save the rest of the country that same burden? No. Of course not. Their solution is to see how they can exempt themselves from the law. The rest of us, who have to live with it? Tough cookies, proles. Health care costs money. Deal with it.”
“I guess my only question is, why are we not not dragging members of Congress—of both parties—naked and screaming from their offices for a good tar and feathering?”
- Dale Franks
Read the entire thread HERE.