July 19, 2009

GOOD ENOUGH FOR THEE

This should indicate how much quality Democrats really think they're going to offer us peons:

On Tuesday, the Senate health committee voted 12-11 in favor of a two-page amendment courtesy of Republican Tom Coburn that would require all Members and their staffs to enroll in any new government-run health plan. Yet all Democrats -- with the exceptions of acting chairman Chris Dodd, Barbara Mikulski and Ted Kennedy via proxy -- voted nay.

In other words, Sherrod Brown and Sheldon Whitehouse won't themselves join a plan that "will offer benefits that are as good as those available through private insurance plans -- or better," as the Ohio and Rhode Island liberals put it in a recent op-ed. And even a self-described socialist like Vermont's Bernie Sanders, who supports a government-only system, wouldn't sign himself up.

I think Congress should be required to use the public system that they created.  And I'm on board with Instapundit's idea of requiring Congress to always pay the highest marginal tax rate as well.

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1 Sherrod Brown turns my stomach.  I wonder when the citizens in my state will wise up--it's doubtful it will ever happen given the 'quality' of our educational system we have.  But, it is quite telling how they are handling all that, isn't it??

Posted by: Guard Wife at July 20, 2009 09:26 AM (qk9Ip)

2 I agree with you 100%.  The old "Do as I say, not do as I do" should definitely not apply here.  This makes me even angrier over the health care issue.

Posted by: Nancy Dunn at July 20, 2009 12:44 PM (0DENp)

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