Everyone’s calling out Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid for being hypocrites for working to get waivers for their districts and states. But maybe it’s been the plan the entire time.
Pelosi infamously said that they had to pass the healthcare bill to find out what was in it. Well it turns out that two of the biggest pushers for Obamacare, are now cornering the market on waivers from Obamacare. And make no mistake, it’s a market.
Fox News reports:
20 percent of the latest slew of Obamacare waivers went to luxurious restaurants, nightclubs and hotels in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s district.
And not to be outdone, Harry Reid just got waivers for…uhm…everyone in Nevada for parts of Obamacare.
Nevada got a partial waiver from the health care law — a significant development that Democrats are dismissing as par for the course and Republicans are claiming as a political victory.
The Health and Human Services Department announced late Friday that Nevada had secured a statewide waiver from certain implementation requirements of the Obama administration’s health care law, because forcing them through, the department found, “may lead to the destabilization of the individual market.”
But I’m thinking this isn’t hypocrisy, this is the end goal.
Pelosi and Reid have set themselves up as the power brokers of Obamacare waivers. If you want to survive economically while the healthcare system pulls the country under, you have to grovel to Pelosi, Reid or their lackeys (as in your local congressman) to get a waiver. And they’d just love to give you a waiver if only they could concentrate on helping you. But their mind is so scattered because of this difficult election they have coming up. If only there were some way we could help each other…hmmmm….
It’s a protection racket. The same guys threatening to wreck your home or your store come to you offering you protection…at a price. It’s the same thing going on here.
That’s what’s happening. And maybe that was the end goal all the time. It’s all about power.
May 20, 2011 at 12:34 pm
Well written! I hadn't looked at it quite like that before but I think you are exactly right. This is exactly how they operate, they make you dependent on them. Its about power no matter what the cost to get it. This way they get to choose as well. I'm not sure of my facts but I heard that Texas was denied similar waivers.
Wake up America!
May 22, 2011 at 11:47 pm
I'll take "Obamacare" over RyUNcare ANY day!