Tell me once again, other than the fact that I live with government guns in my face literally every day, why I bother listening to anything you clowns allegedly “legislate” any more?
Congressional leaders in both parties are engaged in high-level, confidential talks about exempting lawmakers and Capitol Hill aides from the insurance exchanges they are mandated to join as part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, sources in both parties said.
The talks — which involve Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), the Obama administration and other top lawmakers — are extraordinarily sensitive, with both sides acutely aware of the potential for political fallout from giving carve-outs from the hugely controversial law to 535 lawmakers and thousands of their aides. Discussions have stretched out for months, sources said.
I bet they are sensitive. Too bad they’re now public.
We need a 28th Amendment that reads:
It shall be unlawful for any member of Congress, or any branch of the Federal Government, to introduce, propose, pass, issue for comment or otherwise attempt to put into force or effect any legislation, rule, executive order or other edict, mandate or law that exempts or privileges any member of the government over ordinary citizens.
Any person violating this Amendment shall be deemed guilty of a capital offense with publication or issuance of said order or regulation or filing of such bill or amendment serving as conclusive proof of guilt.
Guilty member(s) of government shall be executed at high noon by the means of hanging by the neck until dead in front of the Washington Monument on the next business day after the offense has been confirmed, with their corpse to remain on display as hung for no fewer than 24 consecutive hours.