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Congress shoots itself in the foot

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Call this poetic justice. The New York Times reports:

… the law may “remove members of Congress and Congressional staff” from their current coverage, in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, before any alternatives are available.

… even if current members of Congress can stay in the popular program for federal employees, that option will probably not be available to newly elected lawmakers, the report says.

Lawmakers of both parties have repeatedly said their goal is to provide all Americans with access to health insurance as good as what Congress has.

We already said that one way to do that is to reduce Congress’ benefits.

“If members of Congress cannot explain how it’s going to work for them and their staff, how will they explain it to the rest of America?” Mr. Chaffetz asked in an interview.

Speaker Pelosi said, not too long ago

But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.

So now, they’re finding out.

It’s reasonable to ask whether Senators and Congressmen knew about this before they voted.

It’s reasonable to believe that they did not.

It’s reasonable to ask whether any of them cared what was in it.

It’s reasonable to believe that they did not.

It was never about health care. It was – and is – all about power and control.

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April 13, 2010 at 11:31 am

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  1. […] leave a comment » The newly-passed health-care bill (passed in the middle of the night on a Sunday) has a lot of things in it that we don’t know about. And that Congress didn’t know about – see the previous post, Congress shoots itself in the foot. […]


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