"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Monday, March 7, 2011

1,000 Waivers

According to the Hill blog the Obama administration has now granted more than 1,000 waivers to particular companies, permitting them one-year exemptions from complying with the coverage mandates under Obamacare.   Who are some of these lucky entities?   According to this site at the federal Department of Health and Human Services, of the first 100 waivers, 23 were to union health care plans, and another 22 were to public employee entities (cities, counties, school districts).   It becomes more obvious every day that the Obama administration is openly corrupt, willing to enforce laws against its "enemies" (Obama's term), and let them slide for their friends (unions, public employees, school teachers).  

It's almost as if Obamacare's byzantine regulations and centralization of power over the healthcare industry in Washington was specifically designed so that the Democrat Party could assume the role of favor-dispenser to its constituent groups.    In exchange for?   Campaign donations, highly remunerated positions after Obama administration officials leave office?   Of course.  

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