Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Slow Motion Train Wreck Continues - Congress/Staffers get ACA Exemption

Of course they did.  In apparently his only personal involvement with his signature achievement, Obama promised Dem Senators that "he would personally get involved to sort out the confusion," according to the Daily Caller.  The sudden reason for the exemption?
But it soon became apparent the provision contained no language that allowed federal contributions toward their health plans that cover about 75 percent of the premium costs.
This caused fears that staff would suddenly face sharply higher healthcare costs and leave federal service, causing a "brain drain" on Capitol Hill.
This last sentence was delivered without ironic tone, as far as we can tell.  Exit question. What brains? The brains that designed the law that they needed to pass to find out how badly they had screwed themselves? Yeah, those brains.

House Staffers inspect the results of the ACA.

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  1. ‘Comrades!’ he cried. ‘You do not imagine, I hope, that we pigs are doing this in a spirit of selfishness and privilege? Many of us actually dislike milk and apples. I dislike them myself. Our sole object in taking these things is to preserve our health. Milk and apples (this has been proved by Science, comrades) contain substances absolutely necessary to the well-being of a pig. We pigs are brainworkers. The whole management and organisation of this farm depend on us. Day and night we are watching over your welfare. It is for your sake that we drink that milk and eat those apples. Do you know what would happen if we pigs failed in our duty? Jones would come back! Yes, Jones would come back! Surely, comrades,’ cried Squealer almost pleadingly, skipping from side to side and whisking his tail, ‘surely there is no one among you who wants to see Jones come back?’
    Amazing. It even has references to "health" and "brains."

    1. Thanks for making me laugh. Orwell was writing about communism, of course. But modern leftism follows the same arc as the socialism and communism that preceded it.