Originally posted 8/28/2014.
Why are members of Congress and their staff allowed to stay on their current health care plans while ordinary citizens have been thrown under the bus? Perhaps it is a question you need to ask of your state senators and reps (contact info, for example, at contactingthecongress.com).
As the Cato Institute’s Michael F. Cannon writes, “It’s not just Republicans versus Democrats. It’s the ruling class—Republicans and Democrats—against everyone else.”
In a royally magnanimous gesture to Congress, Barack Obama illegally waived Obamacare for members and their staff. What that means to you and me is that we, the taxpayers, pick up the tab—individual coverage $5,000/family coverage $11,000—for our representatives in Washington.
Read here from Mr. Cannon how President Obama is buying votes from members of Congress with “taxpayer dollars he had no authority to touch.” It’s good to be king.
And it’s time to place a call.