Frustrated GOP health staffers jump ship
“If you want to see how frustrated Republicans are with health care, just look at their staffs.
Since the election, one top Republican health policy staffer after another has fled the Hill for consulting and lobbying gigs that promise better pay, fewer hours and less obstructionism.”
“Another former senior staffer said, “Honestly, I think there’s been so much brain drain over the past six months of really excellent people leaving the Hill because they’re so frustrated and they’re tired of beating their heads against the wall.”
“For a while after the health care law was passed, some thought their bosses and Democrats would still find ways to work together on Medicare, Medicaid and improving the law. And there were times when the prospect of at least some entitlement reform seemed within reach, as health care staffers chipped in ideas for groups like Obama’s deficit reduction commission and the supercommittee.
But these Republicans said their hopes have dimmed with Obama’s reelection and the growing partisan divide in Congress.”
A healthy 2 party system where there are credible people on both sides of every argument with practical solutions are required to find the best solution. Anyone who thinks that Obama / Dems have the only solutions to our problems should keep supporting politicians like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz.