If this story is true, as a former Congressional staffer, time to recruit new staff for Congressional offices:
I wonder if these are the same staff that advise their bosses that the repeal or defunding of socialized medical care system — a.k.a. ObamaCare — is a bad idea, impossible to do?
Serving in the Congress is a privilege, not some perk. If the Congress approved healthcare exchanges for all Americans, special exemptions must be off limits. For everyone.
These staffers seem to have a lot of spare time on their hands. They should focus all of this political energy on placing the nation on a path back to private-run healthcare, not socialized medicine.
A very good cure for this political apostasy? Only hire staff that have worked a several political campaigns. This means something other than dialing for dollars at the DCCC or NRCC. You’d be surprised how many have not. In fact, some consider it beneath them. Hold a campaign sign? Go door to door? Buy Dunkin Donuts for volunteers? Organize poll watching? Tumbleweed amigos.
There is nothing like a good old reality check than getting in touch with the folks you’re supposed to be serving.
On a somewhat humorous note, the POLITICO article reminded me a tune, Nero’s Fiddle, by a group in Texas led by fiddler and chainsaw artist, Doug Moreland: