File this one under “Hypocrisy, blatant”
This right here? This tells you everything you need to know about just how hypocritical Republicans in Washington, D.C. are:
One other option includes canceling health-insurance subsidies for some government employees, including members of Congress and their staff. But there’s internal resistance to this measure among House Republicans, mainly because low-paid aides would be forced to pay thousands of dollars more for their health care.
Yeah, they can’t have people spending more for their health insurance, not when they, like, KNOW them and stuff.
The hypocrisy, it burns.
UPDATE: It appears that some Republicans are actually willing to force their staff members to pick up their own health insurance:
With just hours to go until the government shuts down, House Republicans will try to pass a bill that would delay the mandate that individuals buy health insurance and would cancel health-insurance subsidies for members of Congress and staff, the president and administration appointees, according to multiple sources.
All those lower level staff members that are living on a small salary will now have even less income to live on since they’ll have to buy their own insurance. Ted Cruz will probably tell them to “get a job”.
24 million Americans have a job that doesn't offer health insurance. Ted Cruz tells them to get a job. http://t.co/rsIUzTwubq
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) September 30, 2013
President Obama will probably tell them “healthcare.gov“.
[Photo credit: Anne Savage, special to Eclectablog]