Under Barack MaoBama, everyone is equal under the law.
Except for unions, big businesses and politically-connected companies that are a lot MORE equal under the law.
If you are a union, or a business that can afford a high-power attorney, or politically-connected, the fact that ObamaCare reeks to high heavens isn’t that important. In fact, it’s even a GOOD thing for some companies: their competition will be driven out of business (and why should they care if their competitors’ employees lose their jobs?).
But if you’re NOT a union, or if you CAN’T hire a high-power law firm, or if you DON’T know Harry Reid or one of his ilk, you are just screwed.
That’s the message coming out of Washington.
As of Saturday, November 13, 111 unions and businesses had received waivers from ObamaCare.
That health care law that was supposed to be so great? It’s such a pile of fecal matter that even the unions who pushed for it are begging to be waived from it.
Gateway Pundit has the facts:
This didn’t make any headlines…
The Obama Administration recently handed out 111 Obamacare waivers to special US companies… And, they’re hiding this from the American public. It takes 6 clicks to find out this information on the government’s health care website.
Unfortunately, if you’re a small business or you don’t have the right connections you can’t get a waiver for your company.
That’s the new reality under the Obama-Pelosi regime.
Via Cost of Freedom:
FOX News contributor Tracy Byrnes said it best:
“The bottom line here is that they gave out waivers is an admission of guilt. Basically they’re saying, “You’re right. We screwed up.” That’s the bottom line here. They did not create a law that benefits all of us.”
Here is the list of the 111 special companies that were granted Obamacare waivers.
Here are the 111 “special” unions and companies who are better than everybody else. As the Gateway Pundit piece above points out, it takes 6 clicks to get to this information. And since the government can easily make it 12 clicks – or just delete it altogether – it seems prudent to have a record:
|1||Protocol Marketing Group||10/4/2010||1/1/2011||454||10/25/2010||11/1/2010|
|4||Adventist Care Centers||10/1/2010||1/1/2011||725||10/26/2010||10/29/2010|
|5||B.E.S.T of NY||10/7/2010||1/1/2011||1,200||10/27/2010||10/29/2010|
|6||Boskovich Farms, Inc||10/8/2010||1/1/2011||165||10/28/2010||10/29/2010|
|8||Jeffords Steel and Engineering||10/4/2010||1/1/2011||112||10/28/2010||10/29/2010|
|10||Service Employees Benefit Fund||10/12/2010||11/1/2010||1,297||10/29/2010||10/29/2010|
|11||Sun Pacific Farming Coop||10/6/2010||12/1/2010||1,109||10/6/2010||10/29/2010|
|12||UFCW Allied Trade Health & Welfare Trust||10/5/2010||1-Dec||68||10/25/2010||10/29/2010|
|13||HCR Manor Care||10/5/2010||1/1/2011||2,666||10/26/2010||10/28/2010|
|15||Integra BMS for Culp, Inc.||10/4/2010||1/1/2011||34||10/25/2010||10/28/2010|
|16||New England Health Care||9/27/2010||1/1/2011||7,454||10/26/2010||10/28/2010|
|18||Alliance One Tobacco||9/30/2010||1/1/2011||138||10/21/2010||10/26/2010|
|19||Asbestos Workers Local 53 Welfare Fund||9/29/2010||1/1/2011||2||10/21/2010||10/26/2010|
|20||Assurant Health (2nd Application)||9/29/2010||1/1/2011||19,024||10/21/2010||10/26/2010|
|21||Captain Elliot’s Party Boats||10/12/2010||11/1/2010||10||10/25/2010||10/26/2010|
|23||CH Guenther & Son||9/24/2010||1/1/2011||300||10/21/2010||10/26/2010|
|24||CKM Industries dba Miller Environmental||10/5/2010||11/1/2010||34||10/25/2010||10/26/2010|
|28||Employees Security Fund||9/29/2010||1/1/2011||22||9/29/2010||10/26/2010|
|29||Florida Trowel Trades||9/27/2010||1/1/2011||297||10/21/2010||10/26/2010|
|32||O’Reilly Auto Parts||9/23/2010||1/1/2011||9,722||9/23/2010||10/26/2010|
|33||Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 123 Welfare Fund||9/30/2010||1/1/2011||534||10/21/2010||10/26/2010|
|35||UFCW Local 227||10/12/2010||11/1/2010||1,125||10/12/2010||10/26/2010|
|51||Universal Forest Products||9/23/2011||5/1/2010||1,738||10/19/2010||10/21/2010|
|52||UFCW Maximus Local 455||10/4/2010||1/1/2011||59||10/18/2010||10/18/2010|
|54||GuideStone Financial Resources||9/21/2010||1/1/2011||354||9/21/2010||10/14/2010|
|55||Local 25 SEIU||9/29/2010||10/1/2010||31,000||10/7/2010||10/14/2010|
|57||Preferred Care, Inc.||9/15/2010||1/1/2011||918||9/15/2010||10/14/2010|
|59||The Dixie Group, Inc.||8/27/2010||6/19/2010||269||10/12/2010||10/14/2010|
|60||UFCW Local 1262||9/20/2010||10/1/2010||5,390||9/20/2010||10/14/2010|
|61||Whelan Security Company||9/23/2010||1/1/2011||287||10/12/2010||10/14/2010|
|62||AMF Bowling Worldwide||9/14/2010||1/1/2011||295||10/7/2010||10/12/2010|
|63||Assisted Living Concepts||9/17/2010||1/1/2011||1,174||9/17/2010||10/12/2010|
|64||Case & Associates||9/17/2010||1/1/2011||87||9/17/2010||10/12/2010|
|66||Grace Living Centers||9/14/2010||10/1/2010||534||9/14/2010||10/12/2010|
|73||Groendyke Transport, Inc||9/2/2010||1/1/2011||1,322||9/2/2010||10/8/2010|
|74||Pocono Medical Center||9/24/2010||1/1/2011||3,298||9/24/2010||10/8/2010|
|76||The Pictsweet Co.||9/13/2010||1/1/2010||694||9/13/2010||10/8/2010|
|78||Local 802 Musicians Health Fund||9/29/2010||10/1/2010||1,801||9/29/2010||10/1/2010|
|79||Medical Card System||9/20/2010||10/1/2010||6,635||9/23/2010||10/1/2010|
|82||Greater Metropolitan Hotel||9/16/2010||10/1/2010||1,200||9/24/2010||9/30/2010|
|83||Local 17 Hospitality Benefit Fund||9/16/2010||10/1/2010||881||9/24/2010||9/30/2010|
|87||Health and Welfare Benefit System||9/16/2010||10/1/2010||41||9/16/2010||9/27/2010|
|90||Sanderson Plumbing Products, Inc.||9/22/2010||10/1/2010||326||9/22/2010||9/27/2010|
|92||UFT Welfare Fund||9/16/2010||10/1/2010||351,000||9/27/2010||9/27/2010|
|99||Fowler Packing Co.||9/8/2010||10/1/2010||39||9/17/2010||9/24/2010|
|100||Guy C. Lee Mfg.||9/15/2010||10/1/2010||312||9/15/2010||9/24/2010|
|102||Jack in the Box||9/17/2010||10/1/2010||1,130||9/21/2010||9/24/2010|
|105||Metro Paving Fund||9/20/2010||10/1/2010||550||9/20/2010||9/24/2010|
Just scrolling down the list, twenty of of these “waivers” have gone to unions. You know, the socialist “workers of the world unite!” organizations that pushed so hard for the ObamaCare death panels that they’ve decided only others should stand before.
Everything Obama and the Democrat Party told you about ObamaCare – EVERYTHING!!! – was a lie.
Obama assured us that the ObamaCare mandates that would force Americans to purchase insurance (or be punished) was not a tax. That was a lie.
Obama told us that if we liked our doctor we could keep that doctor. That was a lie. Even Obama admitted that his promise turned out to be a load of crap.
Obama promised us if we liked our current plan we could keep it. That was a lie. Many plans have simply been canceled altogether as a direct result of ObamaCare. And people who loved their plans found themselves dumped. And then, on top of that, it turns out that more than half of all company plans won’t pass Obama’s muster – meaning that even more people will find themselves dumped from their plans.
Obama promised that his health care system would “bend the cost curve down.” That was a lie. The fact is that Price Waterhouse determined that private insurance premiums would skyrocket 111% over ten years under ObamaCare. And that the costs for individuals and for families would very nearly double.
Even those organizations that pushed for ObamaCare are now seeing their costs to cover employees go up as a direct result of it:
Citing health overhaul, AARP hikes employee costs
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, Associated Press – Thu Nov 4, 4:34 pm ET
WASHINGTON – AARP’s endorsement helped secure passage of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Now the seniors’ lobby is telling its employees their insurance costs will rise partly as a result of the law.
In an e-mail to employees, AARP says health care premiums will increase by 8 percent to 13 percent next year because of rapidly rising medical costs.
And AARP adds that it’s changing copayments and deductibles to avoid a 40 percent tax on high-cost health plans that takes effect in 2018 under the law. Aerospace giant Boeing also has cited the tax in asking its workers to pay more. Shifting costs to employees lowers the value of a health care plan and acts like an escape hatch from the tax.
Obama promised that his health care plan would be good for businesses. That was a lie. Company after company has announced that it would be taking millions and even billion-plus dollar writedowns due to the additional costs that would be imposed on them by ObamaCare.
And when these lying liars tell us we’re crazy if we think ObamaCare will have a death panel, well, that’s a lie.
In the words of über-liberal icon Paul Krugman:
Krugman made his comments on ABC’s “This Week with Christiane Amanpour” during a roundtable discussion about the economy and the recent findings of the U.S. Debt Reduction Commission.
Here’s the key excerpt:
“Some years down the pike, we’re going to get the real solution, which is going to be a combination of death panels and sales taxes. It’s going to be that we’re actually going to take Medicare under control, and we’re going to have to get some additional revenue, probably from a VAT. But it’s not going to happen now.”
Let me tell you a few things on health care. Look, we have the only health care system in the world that is designed to avoid sick people. And that’s true and what I’m going to do is that I am going try to reorganize it to be more amenable to treating sick people but that means you, particularly you young people, particularly you young healthy people…you’re going to have to pay more.“Thank you. And by the way, we’re going to have to, if you’re very old, we’re not going to give you all that technology and all those drugs for the last couple of years of your life to keep you maybe going for another couple of months. It’s too expensive…so we’re going to let you die.”
Unless, of course, you’re a privileged, politically-connected liberal, in which case you can get a waiver from this “we’re going to let you die” verdict that everyone else will receive.
With that on the table, we could still say that there isn’t a death panel in ObamaCare. Because it turns out that there are 160 death panels:
The Democrats who rule this country now are the most evil politicians in American history. And this generation of Americans who voted for them in 2008 is the stupidest generation (or you can call it “the Dodo bird generation”).
You’d better get smart quick. Because these people will – now in their very own words – “let you die” with a “a combination of death panels and sales taxes.”
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