Since that time, we have seen the Obama Department of Health and Human Services grant 1,372 waivers of a provision of ObamaCare. These waivers are for one year of the medical expense limit requirements, which are higher than those many company or union health plans now offer. They can be applied for annually through 2014. These waivers have been granted to hundreds of union locals, despite the unions being the most vociferous of ObamaCare supporters when it was being considered in Congress. Apparently many union locals changed their minds when they had a chance to actually read it afterward. Or were the unions assured ahead of time that they would be granted such waivers as they wanted, seeing as how they were such munificent contributors to the election of the Democrat Socialists? It is hard to know with this most open and transparent group of political operatives who were running the show in the 2010 Congress and the Obama gang. Oh, did I say open and transparent? Sorry that must have stuck in my mind from the election campaign that put these Democrat Socialists in control of our government and they thought of our lives. I meant to say in this closed, deep-caved, murky regime of moles and voles.
These waivers now cover 3.1 million people. The Daily Caller reports that:
Of the 204 new Obamacare waivers President Barack Obama’s administration approved in April, 38 are for fancy eateries, hip nightclubs and decadent hotels in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s Northern California district.
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.Now there are 435 Congressional districts and each has about the same number of Americans in the district. If 204 waivers were granted equally among these districts, the distribution should average 0.47 per district. But, somehow, surely just a statistical anomaly, the district of Nancy Pelosi, the ObamaCare prime mover through the House of Representatives, just happened to get 38 waivers or 81 times her district's equal share of waivers. God must be loading the dice when he sees that the good people of Pelosi's district are so willing to delegate powers to the federal government that they elected this good, god-favored woman to Congress. But I, not being much of a god-fearer, must note that this is a severe injustice in a nation of sovereign, equal individuals with full rights to life, liberty, property, the ownership of their minds and bodies, and the pursuit of their personal happiness. This is the hand of tyranny and it should be no more tolerated than when that hand was the actually lighter hand of King George III. Under Democrat Socialist rule, there is no such thing as equal individual rights. No, those are traded for status as either a crony to a powerful politician or the status of the Forgotten Man. Most of us are forgotten. I certainly am, unless I am on their enemies list.
One of the remarkable things about the companies getting waivers from Nancy Pelosi's district is that they were expensive, high-end restaurants, hotels, spas, night clubs, and car dealerships. Apparently many other Congressional districts did not get so many waivers because they just do not have enough wealthy business establishments to compete with Pelosi's San Francisco crony mercantilism companies. Unless maybe, just maybe, these businesses have special tutoring in how to take advantage of the overly complex and overly belligerent Washington power brokerage system that ordinary Americans will never figure out. Of course, a call from the office of Nancy Pelosi to HHS head Kathleen Sebelius in her murky subterranean den probably does not hurt either.