As legislators now debate the implementation of Obama care, let’s remember one thing: Congress’ waiver to exempt themselves from ObamaCare is another example of the hypocrisy in government with which Americans are disgusted. Our Congressional leaders are supposed to be the representatives of the people. They are supposed to protect the rights of the American citizen. They are not supposed to legislate the citizenry one set of laws, and for themselves, another. If you voted for ObamaCare, then you should have ObamaCare for yourselves and your families.
Is it any wonder Congress has such a poor approval rating? Right now approval ratings hover around 15%. Current 11th District Congressman Bill Foster (D) was quoted as saying after his ObamaCare vote, “I am proud of my vote and I would be proud to do it again.”
Mr. Foster if you are so proud of your position on ObamaCare, I would expect that you are going to reject the exemption for Congress and your staff that waives your participation in the health care plan. Perhaps you can explain to the people attending your town halls why they will suffer while you will avoid any consequences of your disastrous vote - the vote of which you are so proud, Mr. Foster.
Since when does Congress exempt themselves from good laws? This proves that ObamaCare is poor legislation and should be defunded.Chris Balkema is a Republican candidate for the 11th Congressional District.