Washington Exempts Itself from Airport Sequester Chaos – and Obamacare Too?
Lawmakers should never be allowed to exempt themselves from the rules.
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Washington airports have been spared sequester impacts. Washington airports. “The chief of the FAA told Congress today that Washington-area airports will largely escape the effects of the air traffic controller furloughs — a blessing for lawmakers who fly out of the nation’s capitol. Michael Huerta, head of the Federal Aviation Administration, told a congressional panel that the Washington region’s airports are spaced out enough and have enough spare capacity that furloughs to air traffic controllers won’t hurt as much here.”
You know, if we had a Republican administration in the White House doing this kind of stuff, there would be hell raised. The people of this country are being punished for the advancement of a political agenda. And how about The Politico today? Lawmakers and their aides may get exempted from Obamacare. After all is said and done, remember when Obamacare was being debated and when all the tricks were underway to get that bill passed, everybody swore that they in Washington would be subjected to its rules just like the rest of us.
“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.”