Waiver after waiver is being thrown to exempt different companies from the requirements created by ObamaCare. What is most interesting is there are tons of waivers being issued for companies who reside in congressional districts who voted for ObamaCare.
Why does a waiver system exist considering “everyone is equal under the law?” Yet we see the following in the news recently:
As American families are being squeezed by increasing health insurance premiums as well as rising gasoline and grocery prices, I’m sure they’ll be relieved to know that San Francisco’s down-and-out millionaires will be protected from paying Obamacare’s bills. Mercifully, Mrs. Pelosi’s limousine liberals will no longer be forced to beg for Grey Poupon from every Rolls-Royce passing by.
Weiner, who is likely to run for mayor of New York, said that because of the city’s special health care infrastructure, his office was looking into alternatives that might make more sense. Weiner is one of the health care law’s biggest supporters; during the debate leading up to reform, he was one of the last holdouts in Congress for the public option.
The list continues but the issue is obvious. The representatives who were “representing us” forced an ill conceived bill down our throats and exempted themselves and their voters from the repercussions. There are people in the rafters who are screaming, “But this will bring health care to the masses” as well as, “This will help create jobs and employ the unemployed.” Mrs. Pelosi even claimed the following:
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi once famously said that we’d have to pass ObamaCare to see what was in it. She also boasted that the health care bill would create 4 million jobs — "400,000 of them almost immediately."
The facts, so pesky aren’t they, state something completely different. The CBO announced recently the following statements regarding the impact of ObamaCare.
Contradicting Mrs. Pelosi, CBO director Douglas Elmendorf told the House Budget Committee on Thursday that one of the unintended consequences of ObamaCare would be a reduction in employment by half a percent by 2021.
This comes out, according to the article, to 800,000 jobs destroyed by ObamaCare. The reason these people want waivers is they are getting caught in their lie. They are now forcing the rest of us to live the horrors of the law they created while they exempt their constituents. The following describes this whole situation the best:
Selective enforcement of the law is the first sign of tyranny. A government empowered to determine arbitrarily who may operate outside the rule of law invariably embraces favoritism as friends, allies and those with the best-funded lobbyists are rewarded. Favoritism inevitably leads to corruption, and corruption invites extortion. Ultimately, the rule of law ceases to exist in any recognizable form, and what is left is tyranny.
This behavior by our elected officials smacks of, “we know best”. Now that it’s discovered to be poison those who didn’t want to eat it to begin with are going to be forced to die while letting the others who supported it vomit. The law is to be applied equally to us all. If some are exempted, the law should be repealed. Where’s the tar and feathers?
H/T to Uncle.