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Shocker: General Electric Gets Waiver From EPA Regulations
sa ^ | February 3, 2011 | Rob Port

Posted on 02/11/2011 3:39:49 PM PST by george76

Some 40% of the roughly 700 waivers issued on Obamacare have gone to the Democrats’ liberal allies in the labor unions who, ironically enough, campaigned long and hard to get Obamacare passed. But now we learn that waivers from Obamacare isn’t where the cronyism is going to end.

Guess who just got a big, fat waiver from new EPA rules? Why, none other Obama’s good friend General Electric whose CEO Jeff Immelt is one of Obama’s economic advisers.

I wonder how long it will take someone to challenge this selective enforcement of the law in court. After all, it surely can’t be constitutional for the federal government to establish laws or regulations and then selectively pick and choose who those laws/regulations apply to.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: corruption; democrats; epa; ge; generalelectric; immelt; jeffimmelt; laborunions; obamacare; waivers
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1 posted on 02/11/2011 3:39:53 PM PST by george76
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And the regime can say that there are no Gov’t owned companies with a straight face. This is corrupt and the GOP better investigate.


2 posted on 02/11/2011 3:42:13 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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Butbutbut... but what about all those GE commercials about being the green energy leader? You know, the one with the peeps line dancing in full-body PPE suits?

And the one where they're making energy from cow farts?

Will they have to stop those or will they get to keep showing them?

3 posted on 02/11/2011 3:44:01 PM PST by OKSooner (Obama confessed "his muslim faith" on the George Stephanopolous show on September 7th, 2008.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

What’s to investigate? These guys are not trying to hide anything. They are quite open about their graft.


4 posted on 02/11/2011 3:45:20 PM PST by Brilliant
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How the mighty have fallen...


5 posted on 02/11/2011 3:45:36 PM PST by JohnLongIsland (time to get out of ny => 141 days and counting...)
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To: george76

Geeze! The Obama administration is like the Vatican selling indulgences.


6 posted on 02/11/2011 3:48:42 PM PST by SeeSharp
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To: OKSooner; SunkenCiv; steelyourfaith; neverdem

Its OK. The original cap-and-trade CO2 restrictions passed by Pelosi’s House waived EPA/CO2 restrictions on democrat districts, and added extra restrictions on republican districts.


7 posted on 02/11/2011 3:48:57 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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...when you compare what GE’s corporate tax rate is 3.6% with others like Home depot,wallymart,and others...it is strange.
Guess that stuff about special interests and CHENEY and Hilaburton don’t matter anymore to the average rat....or the MSM


8 posted on 02/11/2011 3:51:25 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: george76
So much for equality under the law.

What a racket; pass draconian laws, then exempt people from it who pay you tribute.

This kind of criminal activity is why revolutions were invented.

9 posted on 02/11/2011 3:53:05 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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There is no longer any pretense to fairness or objectivity with the left. Our Masters know what’s best for us and can do whatever they wish. What is most frightening is that they don’t see anything wrong with what they are doing.


10 posted on 02/11/2011 3:53:42 PM PST by The Unknown Republican
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Somebody on FR said it sometime back but I'll say it once again.

General Electric is really a Hedge Fund that has been masquerading as a Company.

11 posted on 02/11/2011 3:53:57 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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Not a surprise.

Lets keep an eye on which corporations are in cahoots with fascist-socialist governments.


12 posted on 02/11/2011 3:55:06 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: Doogle

The beauty of the con is that everybody forgives their Party. Every time. Which is why it’s always business as usual no matter who is in charge.


13 posted on 02/11/2011 3:57:55 PM PST by Wolfie
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To: george76

We have turned into Nazi Germany.


14 posted on 02/11/2011 3:57:58 PM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: george76
After all, it surely can’t be constitutional for the federal government to establish laws or regulations and then selectively pick and choose who those laws/regulations apply to.

I would say that it is certainly not constitutional for the Congress to pass a law and then for the President to declare that specific people need not obey it. The Legislative Branch passes laws. The Executive Branch enforces them impartially. That is what happens under the rule of law.

15 posted on 02/11/2011 4:00:46 PM PST by rogue yam
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16 posted on 02/11/2011 4:01:37 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: george76

GE is traveling the road to perdition, making lots of enemies. Immelt is up to his eyeballs in crony fascism. We’ve seen this crap before in 1930’s fascist Germany. This will not end well.


17 posted on 02/11/2011 4:01:56 PM PST by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization and must be outlawed)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE; mmanager; Fiddlstix; Fractal Trader; FrPR; enough_idiocy; meyer; Normandy; ...
Thanx Robert A. Cook, PE !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

18 posted on 02/11/2011 4:02:40 PM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: SeeSharp

Wow! Someone who actually know what indulgences were and the corruption of moral authority that followed!

My regards to you, sir!


19 posted on 02/11/2011 4:04:32 PM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: george76

Nice way to take a dump on the equal protection clause in the 14th amendment.


20 posted on 02/11/2011 4:04:42 PM PST by dajeeps
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