The Senate is downright ashamed of its cafeteria. The cafeteria is in the Dirksen Senate office building. I had to learn this through Google, even though, as I mentioned, I’ve been covering politics in D.C. for nine years and live and work only a few blocks away. The number of times I’ve lunched with sources, friends, and acquaintances who work in the Senate is far too numerous to count. Not once — even when I was already in the Senate office buildings — had anyone ever invited me to lunch in the Senate cafeteria....If You Like Creamed Raspberries in Plastic, Mark Hemingway, National Review, 6/18/2008
Well, sensible scions of the people, led by Dianne Feinstein, of all people, they've decided to privatize the cafeteria, figuring that an outfit like Aramark or Mariott can sort out the difference between food fit for a substandard nursing home and a showplace of the United State government.
However, the same crew, led by Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Dianne Feinstein do want to create a national health care system. One ought to think about that carefully. If for more than half a century they were willing to describe as a "cafeteria" a place where only tourists, you know, "the people," would go, and most likely would never return to, what is their national health care system going to be like? You can guess.
In Italy, one of the first pieces of advice you'll get from a local friendly is "never use the state doctors." We had the names of several private doctors. This is because the state medical system in Italy is regarded in about the same way US Senators regard their own dining room.
One may also draw a simple conclusion about the way the United States Senate thinks of the beneficiaries of its subsidy programs. QED