Do As I Say, Not As I Do


Matthew 23:3 (NIV) 3  So you must obey them and do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach.

Barack Obama signing the Patient Protection an...

Barack Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the White House (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We have all heard the old adage concerning those who do not practice what they preach. It is the old do as I say not as I do routine. This ruse is used every instance an individual or group of individuals wish to tell you what you need to do but they exempt themselves from having to comply. One set of standards is to apply to one group of people and an entirely different set of standards will apply to another. This is the very definition of hypocrisy.  These people love to parade around as being superior and in possession of a greater knowledge and understanding then the average person. They love to be looked up to and held in high esteem, while they dish out burdensome regulations to control the less than among us.

Matthew 23:5-7 (GW)
5  “They do everything to attract people’s attention. They make their headbands large and the tassels on their shawls long.
6  They love the place of honor at dinners and the front seats in synagogues.
7  They love to be greeted in the marketplaces and to have people call them Rabbi.

An example, just one of many is the recent complaint of Union leaders and the IRS concerning their need to comply with Obamacare regulations. Remember these groups were heavy supporters of the Affordable Care Act when it was being forced upon the American people. They probably thought that they would be exempt from the mandates of this act since they were not the “common folk”.

The IRS is supposed to be the agency responsible for enforcing the (un)Affordable Care Act on everybody. But they want to make sure they get to keep their current coverage through the Federal Employee Health Benefit Plan (FEHBP).

One of the early promises from Obama regarding the healthcare plan that bears his name was that if you’re happy with your current insurance, you can keep it. Employees, small businesses and even many unions are finding out that that isn’t actually true, and they’re now opposing Obamacare on those grounds.

A group of unions appealed to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, complaining about Obamacare:

“When you and the President sought our support for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you pledged that if we liked the health plans we have now, we could keep them. Sadly, that promise is under threat. Right now, unless you and the Obama Administration enact an equitable fix, the ACA will shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.

The IRS will be sure to work hard to force Obamacare on everybody and make sure everyone without exception is in perfect compliance with fees, fines and regulations, but they don’t want any part of it themselves.

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp offered a bill in response to these reports of congressional negotiations that would exempt lawmakers and their staff from Obamacare.

Camp spokeswoman Allie Walker said. “If the Obamacare exchanges are good enough for the hardworking Americans and small businesses the law claims to help, then they should be good enough for the president, vice president, Congress and federal employees.”

There you have it folks. A prime example of hypocrisy on full display. It is okay for the commoner to suffer the ill effects of Obamacare on personal wealth,  the loss of hard-earned healthcare policies and a reduction in their work weeks.

You got to love it! Ah no we don’t

And that’s the way I see it. What say you?

This is a view from the nest. What say you?

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But those who are waiting for the Lord will have new strength; they will get wings like eagles: running, they will not be tired, and walking, they will have no weariness. Isaiah 40:31 (BBE)

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