In ancient Rome, an engineer who built a bridge had to sleep underneath it to demonstrate its safety. Naturally, this law was an incentive for engineers to build bridges that would not collapse.
No such law exists for America’s political class.
Barack Obama and his family will never have to squirm under the government leviathan of Obamacare (surprise — Obama lied; it’s a tax!) — the 20,000 pages of incomprehensible laws and regulations he foisted on the American people.
And now, of course, Congress, which is finally getting around to reading parts of the bill they passed, are coming to realize that it is a disaster.
And — what a shock! — they want to escape the calamity they have created, unwilling to live under the very laws they have passed.
Like the Politburo in the old Soviet Union, our political class are perfectly content to lecture us, the great unwashed masses, about what’s fair and how to achieve utopia. But they also make sure to exempt themselves from their own programs because they know that social engineering is a guaranteed smashup. They know that one-size-fits-all health care translates into shortages of qualified physicians and nurses, shoddy services, a rise in all medical costs, soaring premiums, and of course, as uber-Democrat Paul Krugman admitted, death panels (surprise — Sarah Palin was right!) and, higher taxes.
None of this should come as a surprise to anyone.
Remember, not one Republican voted for Obamacare.
Except for Chief Justice John Roberts.
Even Senator Max Baucus (D–MT), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, a huge supporter of Obamacare, has described the implementation of Obamacare as an oncoming “train wreck.”
Henry Chao, an administration official (AKA party hack) involved with implementing Obamacare, hopes that Americans can avoid a “third-world experience.”
Seraphic Secret believes that any Republican or Democrat in Congress who is involved in such negotiations should be exposed to public scrutiny — then tarred, feathered, and run out of office on a narrow and extremely painful rail.
High-level, closed-door talks among top political hacks from both parties could lead to a deal that exempts lawmakers and their staffers from mandated coverage under President Obama’s health care law, sources told one news outlet.
The talks involve Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Speaker John Boehner, other high-ranking congressional leaders and various Obama administration officials, Politico reported Thursday.
The discussions are described as sensitive, as both sides — particularly Democrats who support the health reform — are wary of the potential backlash from an outraged constituency that sees the move as hypocritical
“Everyone has to hold hands on this and jump or nothing is going to get done,” said one unnamed source that Politico says is close to the talks.
The exemption could apply to 535 legislators and the thousands of aides who work for them.
Read the entire story at The Fedaralist