Sunday, April 17, 2011


Michael Barone reflects on "President Whatever".

A funny line, but a serious article:
The fact is that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has granted more than 1,000 waivers from Obamacare. Many have been granted to labor unions. Some have been granted to giant corporations like McDonald's. One was granted to the entire state of Maine.

By what criteria is this relief being granted? That's unclear, and the GAO audit should produce some answers. But what it looks like to an outsider is that waivers are being granted to constituencies that have coughed up money (or in the case of Maine, four electoral votes) to the Democrats.

If so, what we're looking at is another example of gangster government in this administration. The law in its majesty applies to everyone except those who get special favors.
The Obama administration: the biggest protection racket in history.


Yojjimbo said...

Maine has four electoral votes AND the two Mainebot senators that helped him push legislation over the top. And disastrous legislation at that. Don't forget that fact. They are also in favor of higher tax rates, they are not fond of the Bush tax cuts.

If the Barone thesis is correct it is heartening to see them scramble for a measly four electoral votes though.

Minicapt said...

Maine stuff:


JorgXMcKie said...

With any real luck this will come back to bite them in the ass. I can just see the commercials now.