They Damn Well Better Have To Abide By It

But again why should the bastards have to stoop to our level?

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.

…Yet if Capitol Hill leaders move forward with the plan, they risk being dubbed hypocrites by their political rivals and the American public. By removing themselves from a key Obamacare component, lawmakers and aides would be held to a different standard than the people who put them in office.

Is anyone even slightly surprised by this?

Tar and feathers, friends.

Tar and feathers.

7 Responses to “They Damn Well Better Have To Abide By It”

  1. JeffS says:

    Tar and feathers, indeed.

    AFTER they are run out of office.

  2. major dad says:

    Risk being dubbed hypocrites? That they even brought the subject up proves that they are.

  3. leelu says:

    …I’m thinkin’ “rope and tree”.

    (It’s a pleasant fantasy.)

  4. aelfheld says:

    Bipartisanship = giving it to the public at both ends.

  5. Gunslinger says:

    Only if the feathers are glued to some baseball bats and some crowbars.

  6. Kathy Kinsley says:

    I’m shocked! Shocked.

    Yanno, government corruption is NOTHING new. And that’s just what this is.

    We need a law – and believe me, I HATE “we need a law” – but this law would apply to the lawmakers and basically say, “If you pass a law, you MAY NOT exempt yourselves from it.” Under pain of hanging (tar and feathers is too kind).

  7. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Oh – and said law should be retro-active. I suspect a lot of laws would get quietly repealed – which would be a good thing…

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