Dozens of lawmakers and aides are so afraid that their health insurance premiums will skyrocket next year thanks to Obamacare that they are thinking about retiring early or just quitting.
The fear: Government-subsidized premiums will disappear at the end of the year under a provision in the health care law that nudges aides and lawmakers onto the government health care exchanges, which could make their benefits exorbitantly expensive.
Oh yes, this is a HUGE problem for them. You know why? Because it AFFECTS THEM. Usually these jackasses except themselves from most of the manure they generate. I actually thought they had exempted themselves from Obamacare too.
Anyway, boo-hoo, right? But that wasn't the part that caught my eye. Here's the funny/ironic part:
If the issue isn’t resolved, and massive numbers of lawmakers and aides bolt, many on Capitol Hill fear it could lead to a brain drain just as Congress tackles a slew of weighty issues — like fights over the Tax Code and immigration reform. More here:
Yes, the "brain-drain" can you IMAGINE? Oh ... whatever will we do if the geniuses in Washington leave in droves? What might be some of the consequences of this "brain-drain?"
1 - They stop going into debt at the rate of three million dollars a minute? (Four billion per day)
2 - They stop writing "regulations" that bind businesses like cheddar-stuffed senior citizen.
3 - They protect the borders.
4 - They simplify the tax code.
5 - They might disband and defund about 1,000 useless government agencies.
OH ... WOE WOULD BE US IF THE GENIUSES LEAVE!!! WE'RE AFRIGHTED!!