The provision in the Affordable Care Act that was meant to ensure that all pigs would be treated equally eventually, and inevitably, caused the pigs to squeal loud enough that they were spared the pain. This Wall Street Journal editorial does the details nicely. But for the full flavor, one should consider the words of a member of the House, as reported by Emma Dumain of Roll Call:
“There’s no question it was the right thing to do,” said freshmen Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah. “Not just for me, but for my staff. Heavens, I have staff who don’t make much money. This would be a really big bite for them.”
One is tempted to resort to that used-up word "clueless." But the Journal's line does it better: "The real class divide in President Obama's America is between the political class and everyone else."