It’s no wonder that a recent Pew Research Poll reveals that trust in government is at an all-time low.
When Congress and the Obama Administration routinely meet behind closed doors to conspire against the American people, ensuring that Congress and their staff won’t be subjected to the same insidious laws that they impose on us, is anyone surprised that dentists are more popular than lawmakers?
It was announced last Friday, in what has now become the Obama administration’s standard “Friday news dump,” that through a ruling issued by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), members of Congress and their aides, will be exempt from the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
Obamacare: good for thee but not for me.
Last spring, when inside-the-beltway rumors circulated that the White House and Congressional leaders were conspiring to reach a deal to rescue Congress and their aides from Obamacare –the same ghastly law that was passed through parliamentary gymnastics and underhanded bribery –big government defenders nearly had a collective aneurysm denying this “baseless speculation.”
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According to liberal apologist Ezra Klein of the Washington Post:
“This isn’t, in other words, an effort to flee Obamacare. It’s an effort to fix a drafting error that prevents the federal government from paying into insurance exchanges on behalf of congressional staffers who got caught up in a political controversy.”
Though Klein may try to masquerade the OPM’s fiat as a harmless attempt “to fix a drafting error,” most Americans see it for what it is: liberal tyranny. Congress sees the horrific healthcare law advancing and they are in stealth political mode to protect themselves and their faithful cronies.
And now a recent RedState report reveals that the NRSC and the NDSC – committees responsible for getting senators from both parties elected to the Senate – had actually joined forces against the American people to ensure that they and their staff would be shielded from Obamacare’s predictable premium hikes. Who says bi-partisanship is dead in Washington?
Republican and Democrat Senators always manage to have a Kumbaya moment when their careers and cozy salaries are on the line.
Meanwhile, courageous senators like Mike Lee and Ted Cruz trying to stop Obamacare from being fully implemented, are labeled as “whacko birds”, and “outside the mainstream,” by their colleagues.
Unfortunately, for the average American, we don’t hold the power of the president, the coercion of bribes, or the pressure of the Internal Revenue Service. Instead, we face insurance premium increases of up to eighty percent with no means of an escape route.
And that nifty little promise that Obama made about keeping our own doctor? Well that was cleverly and subtly removed from the HHS.gov website a few weeks ago. Nothing to look at here folks…move along.
So here we have a law, whimsically imposed by the Obama Administration, waivered and mandated to death by Congress, regulated by a corrupt and vindictive IRS…and all the while, the American people, with exception of the Tea Party and a few brave congressmen, have remained relatively silent.
It’s ironic that while the administration and congress dismiss those in the private-sector for criticizing this onslaught of new regulations and higher premiums, they are on their own mission to avoid the punitive price of Obamacare and will instead continue to enjoy their cushy insurance plans at taxpayers’ expense.
It’s good to be part of Washington’s Ruling Class.