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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Waiver Welfare

Real people are individually and totally accountable for themselves and their actions.  This means in matters of choice, such as belief and, most especially, voluntary behavior.  The current US administration has invented waiver welfare to avoid being held to the same standards that it wants to apply to others.  Some of the first recipients were White House appointees.

ABC News’s Jake Tapper revealed that in Obama’s first year in office he issued waivers to his highly touted and stringent ethics requirements.  One of the President’s first acts upon taking office was to sign the ethics executive order establishing some of the toughest ethics rules ever imposed on executive branch appointees.  He once claimed piously that lobbyists won’t find a job in my White House.  What he meant is that all animals are created equal, but some animals are more equal than others. 

However, the rising number of waivers to O-buma’s WelfareHealthCare has drawn some attention.  According to Matt Cover at CNS News, as of June 16, 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services has granted…1372 waivers from ObamaCare insurance mandates since the law’s enactment, according to a new Government Accountability Office report

Of course, none of the individuals or groups involved in financially aggrandizing the O-buma re-election campaign are benefitting in any way from these waivers.  It is certainly not a quid pro quo arrangement that the United Auto Workers and their retirees were prevented from losing their Cadillac health benefits through O-buma-issued waivers.  You remember the UAW; they are the folks who walked away with a 40% ownership share of Government Motors after the O-bumites stole it from GM shareholders and bondholders.

One of O-buma’s waivers was for lobbyist Cecilia Munoz, former senior vice president of the National Council of La Raza.  They are supporters of racial segregation and anarchy, as well as recipients of an $11 million 2010 federal gift of taxpayers' money.  The President appointed her Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs in 2009.  The primary responsibility of the OIA is to award and direct federal funding toward state, tribal, and local community organizers to support illegal immigration and open borders policies.

Now, O-buma wants media to issue him a Welfare Waiver so that he can weasel out of being responsible for his actions.  First, he sent Little Timmy Geithner out holding a trial balloon to test the waters about raising taxes on small businesses.  O-buma's unvarnished lust to bankrupt the nation makes him a national embarrassment.  The Wall Street Journal points out that even orthodox Keynesian policy doesn't recommend a tax increase with growth under 2% and the jobless rate at 9.1%. 

After the obedient lapdog media failed to jump on him with both feet for trying to raise taxes during a recession—the one that no longer exists—he claimed that what he really wants is revenue enhancement, not tax increases.  Progressives remain notably silent about how to increase revenue without increasing taxes.

Waiver Welfare comes into play here when the legacy media refuse to acknowledge that the federal revenue shortfall is the direct result of O-buma’s policies that have larded public spending and prevented sufficient economic growth to end the current recession.  The Theftocrats exacerbated the crash that they created with their welfare housing scheme, worsened matters by squandering trillions of borrowed dollars, and hamstrung the very industries that could have righted our economic ship.

Sheer coincidence, you say?

May your gods be with you.

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