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How's That Obamacare Waiver Workin' Out for Ya?

Whitebeard Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 9:20 AM
A sick individual seeks out the advice of a highly trained health care provider. Why does a sick nation believe it can become well be taking the advice of poorly educated voters? With respect to our Federal Government, voters should be like cells in the immune system ridding the body of foreign invaders (i.e. dangerous or lethal ideas and laws); but those cells need to be alerted to the danger, and the cells tasked with alerting the rest of the immune system (the media) have been overtaken by the disease. Moreover, many of the immune cells WANT to be sick...or so it seems to me.
rman859 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 9:36 AM
people who pay no taxes should not be voting.
wiseone Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 9:34 AM
The Founders did not trust the common people to make wise decisions about government. That's why we have a republic instead of a pure democracy.

The problem is that too many elected and appointed officials disregard their oath to uphold the Constitution, or never really learn what the Constitution means to begin with.
Whitebeard Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 9:37 AM
Wise: Good morning. Of course, we were intended to be a republic, and you have identified one root cause of our sickness. And we, the immune cells (voters), were meant to be part of the remedy.
Gayle__CO Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 9:27 AM
Whitebeard: Excellent analogy!
Whitebeard Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 9:33 AM
Gayle: Thank you, and good morning.
Exactly two years ago this week, the Obama administration announced it had issued more than 100 waivers en masse to a select group of companies, unions and other health insurance providers seeking relief from the onerous federal health care law. The Obamacare waiver winner's club now totals 2,000. Where are they now?

Answer: In the same miserable boat as every other unlucky business struggling with the crushing costs and burdens of the mandate.

Among the first and most prominent recipients of the Obamacare waivers for favors were large restaurant chains that provide low-wage, seasonal and part-time workers with low-cost health insurance plans called...