It’s Good to Work on Capitol Hill

You get to be insulated from the consequences of your votes, and the votes of your bosses:

Lawmakers and staff can breathe easy — their health care tab is not going to soar next year.

The Office of Personnel Management, under heavy pressure from Capitol Hill, will issue a ruling that says the government can continue to make a contribution to the health care premiums of members of Congress and their aides, according to several Hill sources.

A White House official confirmed the deal and said the proposed regulations will be issued next week.

Thanks to this fix, unlike you and me, lawmakers and congressional assistants will not have to pay “thousands of dollars in additional premium payments each year.” Ain’t life grand for them? And of course, the important thing is that they get special treatment, as opposed to, say, living under the same laws that the rest of us have to live under.