DC Wins Hypocrisy and Let Them Eat Cake Trifecta! – UPDATE

I am seriously of the opinion that there is not a single office-holder in Washington who deserves either our respect or our trust and yesterday they managed to win the trifecta of utter elitist shamelessness and privilege:

1) Washington DC Airports Spared Sequester Impacts. Our betters mustn’t be made to wait; delays for you but not for them.

2) Obama’s $3 Million Cap on Retirement Accounts Would Not Apply to Him. That would be your IRA. At some point you’ve made enough money, but not him. He is, after all, the decider who knows what your “reasonable level of retirement savings” should be for us little people.

3) And finally, the main event: Lawmakers and their Aides May Get Exemption for Obamacare. Because the problem-plagued, unmanagable and partly unconstitutional monstrosity that’s good enough for the rest of us is nowhere near good enough for them, their families or their pals.

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’d spit if I knew how.

Related:
Even the Chicago Tribune understands that the president is punishing the nation for not feeling appropriately inconvenienced and unhappy about the sequester.

UPDATE: From Instapundit: Did The Government Cause Our Long-Term Unemployment Problem? Hey…they have jobs. That’s all that matters, right?

UPDATE II:
Ed Morrissey notes today’s walkback and wonders if it’s time to make popcorn.

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  • vox borealis

    Most worrying is that I have simply ceased to be amazed by any of this. Hell, I’m not even mildy surprised.

  • http://leelusplace.blogspot.com/ leelu

    I agree with vox. It’s a yawner – dog bites many, Pres and Congress are crooked lying thieves, yadada, yadada.

  • DeaconJohnMBresnahan

    It isn’t the Republicans who are glaring hypocrites on the issue of not wanting themselves or other groups to be under Obamacare. Heck! They vigorously fought anyone being coerced into that train wreck of a program.(Now called that by one of the Dem architects of Obamacare -Sen. Max Baucus- who is now not running for re-election so he can skeedaddle out of town.)
    But will the media truthfully make just the Democrats look like the hypocrites in this case–or will they blame all of Congress, in effect, smearing the Republicans who fought Obamacare and taking the heat off the Democrats.

  • Alex

    I’ve just written to Speaker of the House, John Boehner, and gave him hell. How about you so-called progressives and liberals e-mailing President Obama, Nancy Peolosi and Harry Reid?

  • Anne Gomes

    Just one fact, which is important: John Boehner offered to Pres Obama the authority to change where cuts were done. The Pres decided it was politically expedient to make cuts as painful and annoying as possible. I have a memo to prove that from a cabinet secy to employees of his dept. Also, Congress has cut their own staffing and operations budget, also done by John Boehner, who happens to be a faithful Catholic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.odegard Joe Odegard

    Amendment: “Congress shall not except itself, either as a body or as individuals, from any law it passes.”

  • Skay

    The Dems may drop this until after the House and Senate elections. If they retain the Senate and retake the House–they will bring it back up with no one to stop them.
    The rest of us will be stuck paying even more.

  • Steve

    What really confuses me is that I have this vague feeling that politicians used to be more respectable. I mean, both parties had to have been pretty decent to produce men like Eisenhower and FDR (not that I’m a “good ol’ days” kind of person, I know that there were still lots of problems in America back then). Did something change? Or were things really this way all along?

  • http://www.facebook.com/terryec Terrye Cravens

    So true.


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