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Congress Will Probe Special Exemptions to Health-Care Law
CNSNews ^ | 27 January 2011 | Fred Lucas

Posted on 01/28/2011 9:10:32 AM PST by jda

"The Obama administration’s waivers to temporarily exempt certain companies, unions, and charities from rules established by the new health care law are a “perfect example of special interests” having influence in the administration and will be looked into by Congress, Sen. Charles Grassley, the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee told

"'You’re going to find out that by the president doing that with the secretary of HHS, he violated one of his main principles when he ran for office--and that was that special interests were not going to have an in in his administration,' said Grassley. 'And this is a perfect example of special interests having an in in his administration when they get those waivers.'”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: 112th; bhohealthcare; exemptions; obamacare; probe; unions
OK, I have a stupid question:

It took both houses of Congress to pass ObamaCare. How is it that the Administration can unilaterally (and, apparently, without so much as an executive order) decide who is and who is not subject to the law???

1 posted on 01/28/2011 9:10:38 AM PST by jda
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To: jda

Where can I download the exemption application?

2 posted on 01/28/2011 9:11:39 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
The first step to obtain an application to opt out of Obamacare is to go to your bank.

Step two requires you to organize your community to go to their bank.

Step three requires you hand deliver the bank notes to a junior level staffer, who's name nobody knows.

Step four is to back Obamacare in the media as a cure for what ills everyone else.

Step five, is to do this each year to stay current on your status.

3 posted on 01/28/2011 9:24:24 AM PST by blackdog
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To: jda
Well the cover up will continue, old corn/ethanol porker could not honestly look at anything. Grassley what a damn sick joke.
4 posted on 01/28/2011 9:33:36 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: jda

Why investigate the waivers?

Legislate into the trashcan, or de-fund the enforcement mechanisms, behind the mandates that the waivers are being given for.

Don’t waste time with the symptom (the waivers), eliminate the cause (the mandates).

5 posted on 01/28/2011 9:49:48 AM PST by Wuli
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To: jda
If these Obamacare threads are correct, the clause “as the Secretary shall direct” appears hundreds of times in the law. Congress illegally granted tyrannical authority to the Healthcare Commissar.

Of course I'm sure it is all on the up and up. No money/political support was expected or promised in return for the waivers.

6 posted on 01/28/2011 10:12:20 AM PST by Jacquerie (More Central Planning is not the solution to the failures of Central Planning)
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To: Jacquerie

Well, now we know why they needed to pass it to find out what’s in it.

7 posted on 01/28/2011 10:15:43 AM PST by jda
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