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Pelosiís District Gets 20% of Latest ObamaCare Waivers (2011)
CommentaryMagazine ^ | 05.18.2011 | Omri Ceren

Posted on 06/28/2012 11:36:52 AM PDT by South40

Crony capitalism at its most basic. Create onerous regulations and then give out exemptions to allies and constituents. The only wrinkle in this case is that the demographic subsection unburdening itself of ObamaCare is the same demographic subsection that has been most pointedly exuberant in advocating health care reform, with California Democrats even passing symbolic health care laws just like the ones that their most liberal supporters are now opting out of.

On the federal level, of course, Former House speaker Nancy Pelosi was instrumental in securing ObamaCare’s passage. And now, for a disproportionate number of businesses in Pelosi’s San Francisco district, ObamaCare is not their problem, not any more.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ca; pelosi; waiver; waivers
This may be a year old but in light of today's USSC ruling I think it's worth reposting.
1 posted on 06/28/2012 11:36:55 AM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Oldie but a goodie.


2 posted on 06/28/2012 11:39:44 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: South40

Would those waivers really hold now since it is a tax? How could just some businesses/organizations be exempted?


3 posted on 06/28/2012 11:40:50 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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I could be wrong but I thought that back in the days when we had the rule of law that a TAX had to be waived by Congress.

I figure that shared misery is the least that we can ask for.

4 posted on 06/28/2012 11:42:52 AM PDT by Proud_texan (Scare people enough and they'll do anything.)
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To: Huskrrrr

Heard PLASTIC FACE pelosi is having a celebration party on the steps of congress.....AHHHHHH, and BONER wanted our team NOT to gloat if the decision went our way?!! FU boner!!


5 posted on 06/28/2012 11:43:04 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: freeangel

Great point. I’m sure Pelooser and her liberal counterparts are already working on defending against that.


6 posted on 06/28/2012 11:44:23 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: freeangel
You type faster than I do. That was one of the first things I thought about. Well, not really in the first dozen but I eventually got around to it.

I called my congress critter and inquired. I only talked to a low level staffer but they seemed to think it was a worthy line of inquiry and I'd encourage everybody to talk it up.

7 posted on 06/28/2012 11:45:28 AM PDT by Proud_texan (Scare people enough and they'll do anything.)
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To: freeangel
Early june 2011 (document dump Friday) Obama stopped allowing new waivers as of 09/2011.

All waivers were always to end at the end of 2013.

8 posted on 06/28/2012 11:48:04 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance)
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To: freeangel

same way 45% of the population pay no income tax at all-
“fairness”...


9 posted on 06/28/2012 11:49:07 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: South40

Romney might consider granting waivers ONLY to States that vote for him.....

Cancel ALL prior waivers!!!!


10 posted on 06/28/2012 11:53:24 AM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: South40

She passed it to find out what was in it, and yearned for it so much she EXEMPTED her district.

Right?


11 posted on 06/28/2012 11:55:03 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: South40
It's probably because Polosi's district is in California which is so business friendly that a disproportionate number of companies are located there. [yes, that was sarcasm]
12 posted on 06/28/2012 11:55:43 AM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: South40
Pelosi said it passed because she wore her lucky shoes today..


13 posted on 06/28/2012 12:17:00 PM PDT by hope
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To: hope

Since this is now a tax, I would think that all waivers granted are gone.

Which means Republicans can now break out the ads of the Democrats taxing old people into poverty.

A picture of an old couple sitting in a refrigerator box under the Brooklyn bridge will make a lovely backdrop for a commercial.


14 posted on 06/28/2012 12:34:27 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: gaijin

That is exactly right. I think the most salient point is, if it is such a great bill why do companies in her district want and need a waiver?


15 posted on 06/28/2012 12:34:37 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: South40

The House needs to pass a bill and send it to the Senate eliminating the waiver provision in Obamacare. That would set the stage for everyone feeling the financial pain from Obamacare and will lead to its REPEAL by the next Congress.


16 posted on 06/28/2012 1:01:52 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Da Bro' Gotsta Go!)
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