The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal.com’s “Best of the Web” written by the editor, James Taranto.
Ducks Don’t Have Teeth, but You Should See His Bill
“Ducks’ Dentist Does More Than Fill in the Gaps”–headline, Los Angeles Times, Jan. 14
The World’s Smallest Violin
“The recent changes to health care benefits are taking their toll on senior-level staff morale on Capitol Hill, according to a new survey,” Roll Call reports:
Nearly 4 in 10 chiefs of staff and district directors recently surveyed by the Congressional Management Foundation said they would likely be looking for a job outside the office within the next 12 months.
“The elimination of staff’s traditional health care has been a complete disaster,” said one senior staffer, responding to the survey. “If you wanted a legislative branch run by K Street lobbyists and 25-year-old staffers, Mission Accomplished.”
Call us insensitive, but we find it hard to work up much sympathy. We were momentarily persuaded by the anonymous staffer’s warning about the possibility of lower-quality congressional staff, but then we remembered where ObamaCare came from.
(The excerpts above are from the Jan. 14 BOTW archives.) For more “Best of the Web” click here and look for the “Best of the Web Today” link in the middle column below “Today’s Columnists.”