It was recently announced that the total waivers issued to exclude certain companies/unions/ from the damaging financial effects of Obamacare hit 729.
Included in this batch of waivers is Obama campaign crony SEIU, or the Service Employees International Union. Foxnation* sums it up pretty well here:
Corruption: SEIU’s Chicago Chapter Gets Obamacare Waiver
“Three local chapters of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU)–whose political action committee spent $27 million supporting Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election–have received temporary waivers from a provision in the Obamacare law.
The three SEIU chapters include the Local 25 in Obama’s hometown of Chicago.
The waivers allow health insurance plans to limit how much they will spend on a policy holder’s medical coverage for a given year. Under the new health care law, however, such annual limits are phased out by the year 2014.”
While our Congress fights over the call to repeal Obamacare, blatant cronyism and vote-buying are evident in the massive amounts of special “waivers” being issued to protect people from the adverse effects of Obamacare itself. How can elected officials try to tell the people that Obamacare is such a great program, when these waivers prove just what a boondoggle this Socialized Healthcare law is really shown to be ? This looks like this law will apply to anyone who opposes the Obama campaign, while his supporters will get a pass from the ill effects of this boondoggle. Is this Obama’s idea of the “Social Justice” he talks about?
The always interesting, and very well expressed Michelle Malkin also brings up some interesting facts about these waivers. She also includes the complete list of SEIU waivers granted to date in her latest lambasting of the hypocracy of Obamacare and this type Union Cronyism**
“While the Democrats continued to extol Obamacare and the president defended the behemoth law during the Date of the Union, HHS was quietly presiding over a massive Obamacare Waiver-mania explosion.
When last we examined the growing list, privileged escapees topped 222.
Now: The list now at 729 — plus 4 states (Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, and Tennessee).”
This leads me to believe that the timing of the announcement of this massive batch of Obamacare waivers was no accident. We were at 222 total waivers , then things went quiet until right after the SOTU address. Then we have President Obama using the SOTU to try to rally support against the repeal of his vaunted, historic Socialized Medicine Obamacare. I suppose it would be difficult to stand before the nation you lead and brag about how wonderful Obamacare will be for everyone, if the latest batch of waivers had been announced beforehand. The President is saying out of one side of his mouth how we all need Obamacare, while out of the other side he is handing out waivers to benefit his supporters and exclude them from it. The shell game continues. Repeal this semi-hidden form of Socialism.