Monday, January 24, 2011

You pay and then you get permission to not play, even though you wanted the game

Three locals of the SEIU (including the one from Dear Leader's power base of Chicago), whose members wanted socialized medicine so badly the union donated 28 million dollars to Obama's 2008 campaign for president, have applied for and been granted waivers from the health care Ponzi scheme:

"In September, HHS announced it would grant waivers to employers to prevent some workers from losing their benefits if the insurer could not meet new health care law’s requirements on annual limits."

In fact, of the 222 waivers granted by the Obama Administration to date, 45 (a full 20%) have been labor organizations, according to the article.

Why should these entities qualify for an exemption?  They're the ones who wanted this noxious legislation in the first place, and now they want to opt out because it's going to cost them more money, just as the opponents of Obamacare predicted?  More importantly, just what have those unlucky workers been receiving all along for their union dues besides insurance coverage crappy enough to require begging for a waiver to avoid losing even those small benefits?

Tough noogies.  Let those unions suffer the pocket-draining effects, just like everyone else has to, at least until this unconstitutional law is nullified by the Supreme Court.

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