Monday, April 19, 2010

This is What Happens

when you pass a law that you have not read or tried to comprehend. The Daily Caller comments on Obamacare as such.

Congress may be fined tens of millions of dollars a year under its own health-care law, in part because the bill dumps members of Congress and their staffs from their current health-care plans.

But no one really knows for sure what the bill does, not even the experts. For instance, exactly who qualifies as an “employer” — and therefore is subject to fines up to $3,000 per employee — is undefined in the bill.

I got a chuckle out of that one although I would hardly classify members of congress as "experts".

Building on Hank's post of a few days ago, it seems the rocket surgeons who crafted this bill never bothered to weigh in on the implications.

If Congress were subject to a $3,000 fine for each of its employees, it would need to shell out approximately $50 million each year to Uncle Sam.

On the one hand, it is only money and small potatoes by DC standards. But the other side makes me wonder if they will do like they have so many times before and say, "well yeah, but this doesn't apply to us".

Seems a bit elitist, don'tcha think?
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