What’s Good for the Goose….

July 16th, 2009

From an article today by John Fund in The Wall Street Journal:

Senator Tom Coburn [R-OK] is a physician who until recently still went home to Oklahoma to deliver babies. He believes Congress should weigh the dangers of a nationalized health system much more seriously than it has. In the tradition of someone using a 2×4 to win the attention of a mule, yesterday he successfully pressed the Senate Health Committee to approve his idea of requiring Members of Congress themselves to enroll in whatever “public plan” is passed to compete with private insurance companies. …

Obviously, many members of Congress — who are used to a generous and flexible set of health benefits — have no intention of letting the Coburn mandate become law. They will undoubtedly try to strip it from the bill at some point, in a conference committee between the two houses if necessary. But for now it is embedded in the bill and any overt attempt to remove it would be met with howls of public outrage.

It’ll be interesting to see how hypocritical Senators and Congressmen manage to avoid being treated like everyone else.  It’s a pretty good bet they’ll manage it.

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One Response to “What’s Good for the Goose….”

  1. Brian Bagent |

    Anyone here ever read Animal Farm by George Orwell? Under a nationalized system, there will be two levels of health care delivery: the one available for politicians and their cronies, and one for the rest of us.

    “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.”


    “Four legs good, two legs bad” gets magically transmogrified into “Four legs good, two legs better.”

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