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Opening Arguments

The fix is in

Good for thee, but not for me:

(Reuters) - Congress has won some partial relief for lawmakers and their staffs from the "Obamacare" health reforms that it passed and subjected itself to three years ago.

In a ruling issued on Wednesday, U.S. lawmakers and their staffs will continue to receive a federal contribution toward the health insurance that they must purchase through soon-to-open exchanges created by President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.


The decision by the Office of Personnel Management, with Obama's blessing, will prevent the largely unintended loss of healthcare benefits for 535 members of the Senate and House of Representatives and thousands of Capitol Hill staff.

Aaarrrgh! How do these guys say they're looking out for us with a straight face? I'd ask how they sleep at night, but I guess I already know that. If we could require Congress to just live by the same rules it imposes on the rest of us, I think it would eliminate 90 percent of the crap we get from them.