If we the peons are paying for their health insurance, why should they (Congress) be forced to get same health insurance as we the peons? So, 11 times they voted down amendments that would require them to get the public option health insurance. As I read this post by Gateway Pundit, I was reminded of a promises and comments made by President Photo Opbama.
Remember on the campaign trail, and in debates when he said. (This is found at PolitiFact Emphasis added by me.)
“If you don’t have insurance, or don’t like your insurance, you’ll be able to choose from the same type of quality private plans as every federal employee – from a postal worker here in Colorado to a congressman in Washington. All of these plans will cover essential medical services including prevention, maternity, disease management and mental health care. No one will be turned away because of a pre-existing condition or illness.”
Sources: Campaign stump speech, Newport News, Va., Oct. 4, 2008
Or when he said (From WSJ, emphasis mine.)
“This isn’t about me,” he said. “I have great health insurance, and so does every member of Congress. This debate is about the letters I read when I sit in the Oval Office every day, and the stories I hear at town-hall meetings…This debate is not a game for these Americans, and they cannot afford to wait for reform any longer.”