This point more than any other sticks out to me and I hope congress holds out for at least the elimination of this language from ACA. I've seen this mentioned on several shows and the (D)s and media (sans FOX) just blow over it as if it's some inconsequential fact. But I do not find it inconsequential. In fact, I believe the question should really be: "Why would folks who spend the better part of the last 6 years lauding the benefits of ACA, DELIBERATELY add language that exempts them and their staff from it." If I were handling the (R)s PR on this, I would hammer away at this point. I just don't get it and I'm not sure how anybody can. It reeks of corruption and base hypocrisy. How can anyone justify this? I'm no Constitutional scholar, but did they just forget about this line: "Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives." Again, how can they justify this? And the audacity to put that language in ACA is just mind numbing IMO.