If Obamacare is good enough for America at large, why shouldn't it apply to Congress, as welll?
One one hand, they're supposed to be servants of the people, BUT
On the other hand, they have significant expenses in keeping up their posh lifestyles in an area with a high cost of living, BUT
On the other hand, they pass legislation detrimental to the pocketbooks of their constituents, so why shouldn't they observe "What's good for the goose is good for the gander?" BUT
On another hand, if they're subjected to the same laws as the average peon, will they be able to afford the hookers and drugs they require to do their basic jobs? How could one of our congress critters have the resources to defend themselves when they're hit with the inevitable tax evasion charges with the paltry pittance we pay them? Take Weiner for example. Let's have a show of hands from every married man on this board who hasn't texted a picture of his penis to some underaged chick who wasn't his wife? Yep, just as I thought. We're all guilty even if we didn't inhale.
Another question I'd like to ask the reich-wing conservonazis on this board is about the strange situation where you elect a congress critter so stupid that he/she/transgender/lesbian/gay/presbyterian would attempt to light a BIC lighter by scraping it against a stone? Whatcha gonna do with them? Are you so heartless that you'd underpay them for the only job for which they're qualified? You'd only be a Tea Party fringer who wants to watch the unemployment rate burn.
The inexorable argument to be made is that we need to keep paying our public servants handsomely so that they can defend themselves when they run afoul of the laws they make for the rest of us.