DC Residents Paid $455k for Mayor, City Council Healthcare Costs

In yet another classic case of “do as I say, not as I do”, the mayor of the District of Columbia and city council have mandated its residents to enroll in their healthcare exchanges while also giving the same general public the privilege of paying for those politicians’ health care expenses.

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ObamaCare: The Reality-Check Education of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

One sad aspect of being informed on issues by the media and political partisans is how uninformed one can end up being.

More problematic is if that person becomes elected to the United States House of Representatives.

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Smash & Grab, Sketchy Neighborhood: When Bad Things Happen to the Media

To a media that looks down on their viewers, our bad fortune justifies their paychecks.

But when bad things happen to liberal journalists, it’s worthy of its own segment while avoiding inconvenient truth.

Baltimore

Let’s not forget who has run Baltimore and Maryland for nearly all of the last 40 years. The men and women in charge have been Democrats, and their governing ideas are ‘progressive’. The dysfunctions of the blue-city model are many, but the main failures are three: high crime, low economic growth and failing public schools that serve primarily as jobs programs for teachers and administrators rather than places of learning.
The Blue-City Model, Wall Street Journal, 4/28/15

District of Columbia

Democrats hold 11 of the 13 seats on the D.C. Council, and independents fill the other two seats. Democrats also have the mayor’s office, the attorney general’s office, the majority of the school board and the office of the District’s nonvoting congressional representative.
Washington Times, 3/11/18

San Francisco

California has an abundance of poverty and a shortage of housing. Crime, energy prices, rent and the general cost of living are increasing. Our tax burden is one of the highest in America. Californians pay 40 percent more than the national average for their energy. All of this is the predictable result of state laws and regulations that the elites can afford but that make the rest of California poorer. One party, the Democrats, enjoys unchallenged control of California government and for a generation has been actively ignoring basic economic principles to implement its progressive policies.
San Francisco Chronicle, 10/5/17

And these are just from 2018.

When these bad things occur in Democrat-controlled municipalities and are committed by protected minorities, the amount of politically-correct tip-toeing by their media is near hilarious because these incidents are not surprising for those with common sense instead of delusions of grandeur.

If Bad Things Happened To Politicians: GOP Concealed Carry Fast-track

Nine years ago, I started asking just how quickly problems that affect the American people on a daily basis would be solved if those same issues affected our media or Capitol Hill elite.

In the aftermath of the lib-terror shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, our federal politicians now deem it an emergency that gun laws need to be altered so THEY can protect themselves.

“None of us have protection other than the leaders. I am working with the NRA on some legislation that might be able to make common sense and to assist members of Congress and their staff in being able to protect themselves. We need to keep ourselves and our staff safe, and that’s a right guaranteed by the Second Amendment. You look at the vulnerability. I can assure you, from this day forward, I have a carry permit, I will be carrying when I’m out and about.”

Collins noted that he has a permit to carry a firearm, but it doesn’t legally extend to the District of Columbia.
Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), Fox News, 6/17/17

These are the same politicians who created a health care monstrosity that one party arrogantly and blindly passed, the other party failed to push back on. Because they all subsidized themselves, their families, and staff so it didn’t really affect them. Legislation allowing concealed permit holders to carry their firearms across state lines has been problematic as some states don’t recognize those permits in their gun-free environments where no gun crime occurs. Seeing how that mostly affected Americans, it was never really a priority to our political elite… that is, until Alexandria.

NOW, it’s an emergency!

Many Republican representatives have concealed handgun permits from their home states, but carrying in the District of Columbia is illegal for all but a select few D.C. residents. Representative Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) thinks that he has a solution: allow congressmen and women to carry in D.C. if they have a permit to do so in their home state.
New York Daily News, 6/15/17

Here’s just another reason to add to the list with regards to term limits for the entrenched, entitled.

Many politicians DO believe they deserve special treatment, not because they are elected, but they are better than the rest of us and should be able to implement that special treatment without any input from the American people. In this case, Republicans have enlisted the assistance of the National Rifle Association… you know, to make sure they get it right.

Wouldn’t it be nice if those on Capitol Hill saw the American people as much of a priority as they see themselves.

A point made back in 2008….

If we are subject to criminal and/or terrorist activity because of their political and/or politically correct agendas, we just have to deal with it because they say so. But let a crazy, their rhetoric-amped up, go after some of them, then let’s stop everything and make sure they’re as safe as can be.