17 May, 2011

Wow, P.T. Barnum Twice In One Week

This came to light after I’d put my last post to bed, or it would have been in it. Still, I didn’t want to wait another couple weeks to get this out.

Over 200 more ObamaCare waivers have been released. That brings the total to 1372. I want to draw your attention to this little tidbit though:

That’s in addition to the 27 new waivers for health care or drug companies and the 31 new union waivers Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services approved.

Pelosi’s district secured almost 20 percent of the latest issuance of waivers nationwide, and the companies that won them didn’t have much in common with companies throughout the rest of the country that have received Obamacare waivers.

Other common waiver recipients were labor union chapters, large corporations, financial firms and local governments.

Do you see any sort of common thread among nearly all the recipients? That 20% of this last batch from Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA-08) district should give you a hint.

Yes, they’re all big libs, and a lot of big Democrat donors. And a lot of people who were big supporters of ObamaCare, like SEIU. We keep being told that the waivers are only for a year, but who among us really believes that? We were told initially that there wouldn’t be any waivers. And we still have the problem that the decisions on who gets the waivers seems to be incredibly arbitrary, and tilted dramatically to the left.

Common Cents has the current breakdown on WaiverMania for us:

The current list of companies and organizations that have Obamacare Waivers is over 1300 and growing steadily.  The current list of Obamacare Waivers that have been issued:

As usual, only one person in the GOP is willing to call out the administration on this:

“Unflippingbelievable! No, wait, it is believable,” Palin said in an email to TheDC. “Seriously, this is corrupt. And anyone who still supports the Pelosi-Reid-Obama agenda of centralized government takeovers of the free market and the corresponding crony capitalism is, in my book, complicit.”

Pardon me while I go off on a tangent and get on my soapbox.

Seriously, Mitt, Tim, Newt, Gary, Mitch, et al, I don’t want to be a cheerleader for Governor Palin (R-AK). You keep forcing me to be one by remaining silent. I’d love it if somebody else would take a stand on these issues, and call out the Dems when they’re up to their tricks. But you never do.

Can you start, please? Sometime before the first primaries next year would be great, thanks.

Anyway, I guess I’ve been wrong all along. I keep saying that if you think this law is a good thing, you’re a sucker. It seems like supporters of the law get rewarded, at the expense of the rest of us. Maybe we should have all been behind it so we could all get waivers and not have to be on the plan.

Something wrong with that logic…

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