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  •  Wow. (5+ / 0-)

    Assuming (a big assumption) that NRO is reporting it accurately:

    The law thus treats Congress and its staff substantially differently than all other Americans. Many Americans who now get insurance coverage from their employer may end up having to go on the exchanges; but only congressional employees are actually forced onto them, with the option of an employer plan prohibited by law. ...

    Nearly half the people in Congress have worked, and are still working, against Obamacare. Senator Vitter’s amendment proposes to cut their pay in order to make a point — a point based on a misunderstanding.

    This is the first time I've heard it defined this way. And wow. The Democrats in Congress -- and their staffers! -- worked to get this done even though it worked against their own self-interest! Might that suggest that they actually thought (* gasp *) that it was the right thing to do?

    Let us all have the strength to see the humanity in our enemies, and the courage to let them see the humanity in ourselves.

    by Nowhere Man on Sat Sep 28, 2013 at 04:55:26 AM PDT

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