Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Favors in High Places

What teamwork!
Wow--I wish I was on Obama's "nice" list.  But you don't get there just by being "nice"--he wants your $$$.  Did you know that since the Obama Healthcare monstrosity has passed, there have been more than 790 "waivers" that have been approved through the Department of Health and Human Services.  These exemptions allow people or businesses to "opt out" (at least for the time being) of Obamacare.  Now isn't Obama just the most generous man on earth?  The interesting thing about these waivers is that many of them have been granted to labor unions.  Unions?  Why unions?  Well, I suppose that it's because the labor unions contributed bushels of money to get this con-man elected.  Lets see . . .

The Teamsters Union, which hailed Obama last March for “enacting historic health care reform, providing health insurance to millions of Americans who don’t have it and controlling costs for millions more who do,” obtained waivers for 17 different locals.
The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), which celebrated the passage of Obamacare as “an achievement that will rank among the highest in our national experience,” secured waivers for 28 different affiliates.
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers — which exulted after the health care law’s passage that “finally, affordable and comprehensive health care coverage will be available for millions of working Americans” — saw eight of its affiliates win shelter from the Obamacare wrecking ball.
The Communications Workers of America, which sent its workers to lobby for Obamacare on Capitol Hill as part of the left-wing billionaire George Soros-funded Health Care for America Now front group, snagged a waiver that will spare a hefty 19,000 of its members from the onerous federal mandate.
The Service Employees International Union, which poured $60 million into Democratic/Obama coffers in 2008 and millions more into the campaign for the federal health care takeover, added four new affiliates to the waiver list: SEIU Local 2000 Health and Welfare Fund, representing 161 enrollees; North Health Benefit Fund, representing 7,020 enrollees; SEIU Local 300, Civil Service Forum Employees Welfare Fund, representing 2,000 enrollees; and SEIU Health & Welfare Fund, representing 1,620 enrollees.  That’s in addition to three other previous SEIU waiver winners: Local 25 SEIU in Chicago with 31,000 enrollees; Local 1199 SEIU Greater New York Benefit Fund with 4,544 enrollees; and SEIU Local 1 Cleveland Welfare Fund with 520 enrollees. This brings the total number of Obamacare-promoting SEIU Obamacare refugees to an estimated 45,000 workers represented by seven SEIU locals.
Are you on the list?  I didn't think so! Seriously, isn't this illegal?

For more information or for a partial list of those who have received waivers click on the following links:

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