Dale over at OutOfOrderBlog has hit it right out of the park AGAIN! Remember “What Change Looks Like” from the ramming thru of Obamacare? Same great artist!
You will definitely want to pass this image around the net as it S.P.E.L.L.S.I.T.O.U.T. most eloquently.
A life of public service is its own reward, besides, there are a precious few that can pull off wearing ermine in August. Instead of grumbling about the first family being out of touch, let’s try to vicariously enjoy the high life that the Fun-in-the-Sun King and Michelle Antoinette are so selflessly living on our behalf. –Dale
“I don’t worry about the Constitution on this, to be honest.” “What I care more about, I care more about the people that are dying everyday that don’t have healthcare.” – Rep. Hare
What we have here, ladies and gentlemen, is a perfect example of the disconnect between the aristocracy in Washington, D.C. and average joes and janes. The aristocracy does not understand that the Constitution is the cornerstone of all laws, and is meant to be THE guide when drafting bills. Otherwise, we would have had the tyrannical free-for-all we have been living through since the very beginning.
We The Aristocracy
I cannot stop laughing at how ridiculous this situation has become. Really. P.A.T.H.E.T.I.C. What WERE the democrats expecting from their own leadership? Warm fuzzies?
Select congressional leadership staffers — some of whom wrote the health insurance act — are not governed by new rules governing millions of Americans and the rest of their colleagues on how they buy insurance — and the special exemption has the Hill hopping mad
Come 2014, all 100 U.S. senators, all 435 representatives in the House and every one of their personal aides will have to go to the newly formed state exchanges for health insurance — just like everyone else in the country who isn’t covered by their employer.
But select congressional leadership staffers — some of whom wrote the health insurance act — won’t. And neither will White House staffers and Cabinet members — nor the president himself. They will be allowed to keep their current plans, which are offered to all other federal employees.
And now many congressional aides who like their current health insurance policies and will be forced to switch are asking: Why?
They want to know: If an exchange is good enough for them, why isn’t it good enough for the people who wrote the plan? Why isn’t it good enough for the president and his Cabinet?
Mass e-mails have been circulating among congressional aides on both sides of the aisle as they voice their objections to what they are calling a double standard in the health care law President Obama signed on Tuesday.
“If it’s such a good bill, why did the people who wrote the bill exempt themselves from it?” asked a Republican aide who requested anonymity. “With this administration it’s always, ‘Do as I say, not as I do,’ just like paying your taxes!”
“If we’re forced on the exchange, then everyone should be,” a Democratic staffer said.
“If this health care bill is so great, then why are Obama’s staff exempt?” a GOP aide scoffed. “If we have to give up our health care, then so should every federal employee.”
It remains unclear why the law was written this way. Efforts to understand the reasoning behind the carving out of leadership staff from this part of the new law were unsuccessful. Phone and e-mail requests for comment from the committees involved in the drafting of the Senate bill were either directed elsewhere or not returned.
BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! OMG! I’m rolling on the floor. “IT REMAINS UNCLEAR…” AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Go over and read the rest for the continuing episode of “We The Aristocracy”.
We The Government - Michael Ramirez
Just in case you forgot that our ever-poorer country went from ‘We The People’ to ‘We The Aristocracy’ over the weekend…
Mid-way through a full evening of voting on amendments to the Senate’s healthcare reconciliation bill, Democratic senators are fueling up by munching on lobster rolls in the Democratic cloakroom — a delivery from Legal Seafood in honor of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy.
Jim Manley, a spokesman for Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and a former top Kennedy aide, said he did not know who was responsible for the delivery but that it was done as a tribute to Kennedy. The late senator died in August from brain cancer, and had championed healthcare reform as “the cause of my life.”
Senators were sometimes napping when off the floor, but Manley said most are ducking out to their hideaway offices near the Senate floor instead of using cots in the cloakroom.
Manley said the Senate will continue until at least 1 a.m., at which point senators will reassess how many more hours to continue.