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Union Liberal Fascists Find Latest Crisis To Exploit In Wisconsin

February 19, 2011

The chaos of Cairo has come to America.  Brought by liberals, of course.  The motto of fascism is, “Never let a crisis go to waste.”  Compare and contrast:

“The utility of terror was multifaceted, but among its chief benefits was its tendency to maintain a permanent sense of crisis.  Crisis is routinely identified as a core mechanism of fascism because it short-circuits debate and democratic deliberationHence all fascistic movements commit considerable energy to prolonging a heightened state of emergency.”  — Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg, pp. 42-43.  Copyright 2007.

And then consider:

“Never let a serious crisis go to waste. What I mean by that is it’s an opportunity to do things you couldn’t do before.” — Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, November 2008.

And:

“Never waste a good crisis … Don’t waste it..” — Obama Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, March 6, 2009.

I know what you’re thinking, liberal: “That bastard Jonah Goldberg got his hands on a time machine so he could summarize the Obama administration philosophy and label it as “fascist” before they said it back in 2007.”

There’s always a crisis with fascists.  And fascists are always saying “Carpe diem.”  And there’s also always a scapegoat.  Big Brother had Emmanuel Goldstein.  Adolf Hitler had the Jews.  Barack Obama has George W. Bush.  Heck, Soviet big government totalitarians even managed to blame seventy years of bad weather after their policies resulted in perpetual famine, having executed all the other viable scapegoats.

And now the tens of thousands of mostly bussed in unions have their new crisis and their new scapegoat in newly elected Republican Governor Scott Walker:  Via Yahoo News:

Wisconsin Budget Debate Protests Prompt Nazi Signs About Governor

So much for toning down the hate-filled, partisan-inspired, Nazi-comparing that has been going on in the United States for the past decade. County, state, and anti-budget protests have erupted into 25,000-strong rallies in Wisconsin against the governor’s plans to eliminate collective bargaining while increasing pension fund and health care payments. This week a heated debate over the Wisconsin state budget is raging non-stop, complete with signs sporting the Nazi swastika and bearing slogans comparing Wisconsin governor Scott Walker to Adolf Hitler have made appearances, according to CNN.

Hot Air has a collection of pictures in which liberal union activists in Wisconsin directly call Scott Walker “Hitler” and carry signs of him with a Hitler mustache drawn on his face.  Emmanuel Goldstein is back; this time he’s going by the secret identity of Scott Walker.

I’ve pointed out before in comments that I don’t care if liberals depict conservatives as Nazis and Hitler.  What I despise about them is how they attack conservatives as vile for doing things that they for the most part didn’t do (and see here and here and here and here and here) and then relish in doing again and again the very thing they demonized as being evil.  Liberals spent eight savage Bush derangement syndrome years comparing Bush to Hitler (example and example).  And then managed the chutzpah to react in hysterical outrage when a few conservatives did the same thing to Obama that they had done a billion times more to Bush.

And, just for the record, that control of the mainstream media to use propaganda to define the conservatives who DON’T want the “hope and change” that radical socialists have always offered is yet another defining element of fascism.

Well, there really IS a crisis, of course, but it’s not what lying liberal fascists say it is.  And if they want to see who the real Hitlers and the real Nazis are, they have only to stop screaming and put down their signs long enough to look in a mirror.

For example, the crisis is most certainly not that Governor Walker called out the National Guard to use as strikebreaking thugs to attack unions.  That’s a lie by lying liberals and lying liberal unions.  The reason Walker called the Guard is to staff the prisons while liberal union prison guards abandon their jobs and the public safety to go strike.  And in trying to create a crisis by denouncing that effort, apparently liberals actually WANT murderers and rapists to be allowed to escape and start murdering and raping again.

It also isn’t the tax cuts for businesses that liberals are blaming for the tax shortfall.  Unless, of course, businesses large and small alike should have all their assets seized so the money can go into the pockets of big unions and then pour into the Democrat Party machine.

The crisis is the massive unfunded union pensions that are now bankrupting one city after another, one county after another, one state after another.

You want a crisis to ogranize around and scream about?  Try that one.

Not that liberals would ever honestly face the real problems even once in their lives, or look at themselves long enough to see the Hitler in their own eyes.

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Waivers Granted To Unions And Big/Politically-Connected Companies; Death Panels For The Rest Of Us

November 15, 2010

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.

Unbelievable.
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:

Applicant Application
Received
Plan
Effective
Date
Number
of
Enrollees
Application
Completed by
Applicant
Waiver
Approved
1 Protocol Marketing Group 10/4/2010 1/1/2011 454 10/25/2010 11/1/2010
2 Sasnak 9/29/2010 1/1/2011 813 9/29/2010 11/1/2010
3 Star Tek 10/1/2010 1/1/2011 1,423 10/26/2010 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
7 Gallegos Corp 9/29/2010 1/1/2011 86 10/28/2010 10/29/2010
8 Jeffords Steel and Engineering 10/4/2010 1/1/2011 112 10/28/2010 10/29/2010
9 O.K. Industries 10/4/2010 1/1/2011 1,238 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
14 IBEW No.915 9/28/2010 1/1/2011 930 10/15/2010 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
17 Aegis Insurance 10/6/2010 11/1/2010 67 10/25/2010 10/26/2010
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
22 Carlson Restaurants 9/22/2010 1/1/2011 3,381 10/21/2010 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
25 CWVEBA 10/14/2010 10/1/2010 4,500 10/18/2010 10/26/2010
26 Darden Restaurants 9/30/2010 1/1/2011 34,000 10/21/2010 10/26/2010
27 Duarte Nursery 9/23/2010 1/1/2011 283 10/19/2010 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
30 Ingles Markets 9/30/2010 1/1/2011 917 10/25/2010 10/26/2010
31 Meijer 10/1/2010 1/1/2011 4,873 10/1/2010 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
34 Sun Belt 9/28/2010 10/1/2010 114 10/20/2010 10/26/2010
35 UFCW Local 227 10/12/2010 11/1/2010 1,125 10/12/2010 10/26/2010
36 Uncle Julio’s 9/30/2010 11/1/2010 115 10/25/2010 10/26/2010
37 United Group 9/24/2010 1/1/2011 177 10/19/2010 10/26/2010
38 US Imaging 10/11/2010 11/1/2010 148 10/25/2010 10/26/2010
39 Vino Farms 10/8/2010 11/1/2010 152 10/21/2010 10/26/2010
40 Advanta 9/20/2010 9/1/2011 52 9/20/2010 10/21/2010
41 Agricare 9/23/2010 11/1/2010 437 9/23/2010 10/21/2010
42 Alaska Seafood 9/23/2010 1/1/2010 262 10/15/2010 10/21/2010
43 American Fidelity 9/22/2010 10/23/2010 9,358 10/14/2010 10/21/2010
44 Convergys 9/20/2010 1/1/2011 1,400 9/20/2010 10/21/2010
45 Darensberries 9/28/2010 10/1/2010 1,450 9/28/2010 10/21/2010
46 Gowan Company 9/23/2010 1/1/2011 225 9/27/2010 10/21/2010
47 Greystar 9/23/2010 1/1/2011 1,747 10/13/2010 10/21/2010
48 Macayo Restaurants 9/22/2010 12/1/2010 46 10/18/2010 10/21/2010
49 Periodical Services 9/27/2010 1/1/2011 464 9/27/2010 10/21/2010
50 UniFirst 9/23/2010 9/1/2011 2,659 10/14/2010 10/21/2010
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
53 AHS 9/22/2010 1/1/2011 400 10/12/2010 10/14/2010
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
56 MAUSER Corp. 9/21/2010 1/1/2011 47 9/24/2010 10/14/2010
57 Preferred Care, Inc. 9/15/2010 1/1/2011 918 9/15/2010 10/14/2010
58 Ruby Tuesday 10/8/2010 1/1/2011 3,219 10/8/2010 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
65 GPM Investments 9/17/2010 1/1/2011 275 9/17/2010 10/12/2010
66 Grace Living Centers 9/14/2010 10/1/2010 534 9/14/2010 10/12/2010
67 Mountaire 9/17/2010 1/1/2011 2,074 9/17/2010 10/12/2010
68 Swift Spinning 9/16/2010 1/1/2011 240 9/16/2010 10/12/2010
69 Belmont Village 9/10/2010 1/1/2011 785 10/4/2010 10/8/2010
70 Caliber Services 9/13/2010 1/1/2011 606 9/13/2010 10/8/2010
71 Cracker Barrel 9/9/2010 1/1/2011 16,823 9/17/2010 10/8/2010
72 DISH Network 9/13/2010 3/1/2011 3,597 9/23/2010 10/8/2010
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
75 Regis Corporation 9/10/2010 3/1/2011 3,617 10/1/2010 10/8/2010
76 The Pictsweet Co. 9/13/2010 1/1/2010 694 9/13/2010 10/8/2010
77 Diversified Interiors 9/28/2010 10/1/2010 300 9/28/2010 10/1/2010
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
80 The Buccaneer 9/22/2010 10/1/2010 125 9/28/2010 10/1/2010
81 CIGNA 9/17/2010 9/26/2010 265,000 9/30/2010 9/30/2010
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
84 GS-ILA 9/15/2010 10/1/2010 298 9/15/2010 9/28/2010
85 Allied 9/13/2010 10/1/2010 127 9/13/2010 9/27/2010
86 Harden Healthcare 9/9/2010 1/1/2011 874 9/29/2010 9/27/2010
87 Health and Welfare Benefit System 9/16/2010 10/1/2010 41 9/16/2010 9/27/2010
88 Health Connector 9/20/2010 10/1/2010 3,544 9/24/2010 9/27/2010
89 I.U.P.A.T 9/16/2010 10/1/2010 875 9/23/2010 9/27/2010
90 Sanderson Plumbing Products, Inc. 9/22/2010 10/1/2010 326 9/22/2010 9/27/2010
91 Transport Workers 9/20/2010 10/1/2010 107 9/23/2010 9/27/2010
92 UFT Welfare Fund 9/16/2010 10/1/2010 351,000 9/27/2010 9/27/2010
93 Aegis 9/16/2010 10/1/2010 162 9/21/2010 9/24/2010
94 Aetna 9/16/2010 10/1/2010 209,423 9/16/2010 9/24/2010
95 Allflex 9/20/2010 10/1/2010 34 9/22/2010 9/24/2010
96 Baptist Retirement 9/10/2010 10/1/2010 127 9/17/2010 9/24/2010
97 BCS Insurance 9/13/2010 9/24/2010 115,000 9/22/2010 9/24/2010
98 Cryogenic 9/20/2010 10/1/2010 19 9/20/2010 9/24/2010
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
101 HealthPort 9/17/2010 10/1/2010 608 9/17/2010 9/24/2010
102 Jack in the Box 9/17/2010 10/1/2010 1,130 9/21/2010 9/24/2010
103 Maritime Association 9/17/2010 10/1/2010 500 9/21/2010 9/24/2010
104 Maverick County 9/21/2010 10/1/2010 1 9/23/2010 9/24/2010
105 Metro Paving Fund 9/20/2010 10/1/2010 550 9/20/2010 9/24/2010
106 PMPS-ILA 9/19/2010 10/1/2010 15 9/23/2010 9/24/2010
107 PS-ILA 9/19/2010 10/1/2010 8 9/23/2010 9/24/2010
108 QK/DRD (Denny’s) 9/16/2010 10/1/2010 65 9/22/2010 9/24/2010
109 Reliance Standard 9/14/2010 10/1/2010 varies 9/14/2010 9/24/2010
110 Tri-Pak 9/20/2010 10/1/2010 26 9/20/2010 9/24/2010
111 UABT 9/17/2010 10/1/2010 17,347 9/17/2010 9/24/2010
total 1,175,411

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.”

And fellow über-lib Robert Reich was even more explicit about this more death and more taxes health care plan of Obama’s:

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:

First Chart

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.”