Only solution to this dilemma coming so far from the Obama administration, according to Forbes magazine, is to allow Congress to exclude itself and its own employees from the provisions of ObamaCare that Congress doesn’t like.
Yes, August has been a month of revelations. We are learning that there were at least 35 CIA operatives at the Benghazi compound, which could explain the attack, except that none of them are allowed to testify as to what they were doing there. Early suspicions that they were moving weapons from Libya to rebels in Syria, without Congressional approval, seem to be valid.
Some say that this could be the Obama administration’s Iran-Contra scandal, but it quickly lost momentum when its photogenic chief operative, Col. Ollie North, showed up in Doonesbury cartoons as a cute puppy wagging his tail in response to Congressional inquiry; the public said “aawww” and moved on. Obama officials are bypassing Benghazi by closing some American embassies in response to a new al-Qaida threat that we know about, fortunately, because of the excellent information the NSA is getting by monitoring all our phone calls and email. A violation of our Fourth Amendment rights? Obama wags his tail, wags the dog, voters move on to more interesting sex or sports-oriented scandals.
Meanwhile, with all of us told to be on alert for whatever the terrorists might be planning, our president went golfing, again.
My August vacation? Not sure where I and the country are going, but the handbasket offers an interesting tour.
Marblehead resident Barbara Anderson is executive director of Citizens for Limited Taxation and a Salem News columnist.