I expect better from @thehill, myself.

This really is textbook bias.

Note that the ‘GOP staffer’ didn’t actually commit a crime, while the ‘Former Congressional staffer’ did. Dear God, but the Beltway really didn’t like it that all those Democratic Senators will be going away…

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Democrats in Congress can’t afford to keep their jobs under Obamacare?

Gee.  What an absolute SHAME.

My first response to this was “Cry me a river”…

Dozens of lawmakers and aides are so afraid that their health insurance premiums will skyrocket next year thanks to Obamacare that they are thinking about retiring early or just quitting.

The fear: Government-subsidized premiums will disappear at the end of the year under a provision in the health care law that nudges aides and lawmakers onto the government health care exchanges, which could make their benefits exorbitantly expensive.

… but that’s not fair. More accurate to say “Cry me a river, Democrats.” I really do feel bad for any Republican staffer or legislator in a cleft stick over this, and do you know why? It’s because NO REPUBLICAN VOTED FOR OBAMACARE. It’s not their fault. But Democrats either voted for this mess, or endorsed it after the fact – and ‘caucusing with the Democrats’ does, in fact, count as ‘endorsing’ in this context. So does ‘working for a Democrat.’ This is Obamacare. This is what they voted for; if it turns out that it’s actually a hot, steaming mess of pure stupidity and failure, well, we in the Republican party weren’t shy about saying that at the time.

Guess it should be repealed, huh? (more…)


I apologize in advance to any readers who ARE Congressional staffers…

…but I have to say: the aforementioned Congressional staffers need a better class of defenders.

Two senior Democrats complained at a House Appropriations Committee hearing Tuesday that the combination of cuts over the past two years has robbed them of nearly 11 percent of their personal budgets, which average $1.3 million.

Now House officials are looking at an additional 8.2 percent cut, or about $100,000. Total cut over three years: nearly 20 percent.


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