Utterly Amazing

Guess Who Dislikes ObamaCare?

Posted: June 18, 2013

How does the following sentence from Politico rank on Washington’s Portent of Calamity meter, perennially agitated in this Age of Obama: “If the issue isn’t resolved, and massive numbers of lawmakers and aides bolt, many on Capitol Hill fear it could lead to a brain drain just as Congress tackles a slew of weighty issues — like fights over the Tax Code and immigration reform.”

What’s this — folks fleeing the beltway confines in protest of, say, the way the IRS has been treating American citizens? Or packing up and skedaddling to register their indignation at the government’s stockpiling of metadata? If only these people were so principled.

So what has ’em — lawmakers as well as their staff members and other denizens of the Capitol Hill region — ready to walk? That, heaven forfend, they may be asked to subject themselves to the tender mercies of ObamaCare.

Yes, that’s it. Not only are these folks threatening to “bolt,” but they’re also seeking innovative ways — the word “loophole” comes to mind — to keep their gold-tipped health-care plans while the hoi polloi in Oshkosh and Ottumwa are being squeezed into those exchanges after being told, ad nauseam, by the president they could keep their current plans and doctors if that were their preference.

The Height of Hypocrisy award in this regard goes to one of the architects of ObamaCare, Rep. John Larson, D-Conn., who told Politico it was simply not “fair” to subject federal employees to the Castor oil of the Affordable Care Act.

OK, we get it. It’s fine and dandy that some poor ditch-digger be dragooned into ObamaCare, but it’s somehow unfair to expect someone who may have played a role in foisting this costly travesty on America to live by its constructs.

And one final thing, about all those “weighty issues” that may not be resolved should such a “brain drain” transpire: Maybe the absence of a few folks inside I-495 will trigger a release of common sense and constitutional probity.

A “fracking” of sorts, if you will. And the very opposite of calamity.

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