This is the sort of sob story that prompts even the most compassionate soul to retort gruffly, “Line forms in the rear, pal.” Roll Call reports that “the recent changes to health care benefits are taking their toll on senior-level staff morale on Capitol Hill, according to a new survey.”
Nearly 4 in 10 chiefs of staff and district directors recently surveyed by the Congressional Management Foundation said they would likely be looking for a job outside the office within the next 12 months.
‘The elimination of staff’s traditional health care has been a complete disaster,’ said one senior staffer, responding to the survey. ‘If you wanted a legislative branch run by K Street lobbyists and 25-year-old staffers, Mission Accomplished.’
James Taranto quips:
Call us insensitive, but we find it hard to work up much sympathy. We were momentarily persuaded by the anonymous staffer’s warning about the possibility of lower-quality congressional staff, but then we remembered where ObamaCare came from.