Congress pay, insurance unfair
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Imagine this, if you can:
You and your friend Jim own a two-man business. You have a dispute over something or other and you, unilaterally, decide to shut the business down.
Because you own 51 percent of the business, you can make certain decisions without Jim having any recourse, so you: A. Decide that while the business is shut down, Jim will receive no salary. B. BUT, while the business is shut down, you will still be paid.
Sounds pretty unfair, right?
But that is what happened during the government shutdown: People in government jobs did not get paid.
But Congress did.
The very people who screwed up the business of government, the business of America, continued to collect their pay and, by the way, retain the health care coverage that the Republicans don’t want so many Americans to have. Nice.
Of course, we have a question for Republican leaders like John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, and obstructionists like Rand Paul and Paul Ryan.
Oh, and this question, too:
As long as there are millions of Americans without any health insurance, will you give up yours?
Why, oh why, do we think we already know the answer to that, too?