Obamacare: Congress may investigate healthcare waivers
Yesterday we learned that the Obama regime has now issued over 700 healthcare reform law waivers which exempt certain big businesses and labor unions from the healthcare law. With all of these exemptions being granted before the law has even gone into full effect one has to wonder how good this healthcare law is in the first place, what happened to equal protection under the law, and is there anything suspicious going on between the federal government and which companies and organizations are being granted the exemptions?
Today we have this news story which shows that I am not alone in my thinking that there could be something not quite on the level with regards to who is being granted these waivers–Congress is set to open up an investigation into the federal government’s usage of these waivers.
Siting Barack Obama’s broken promise to not let the influence of special interest groups infiltrate his White House, Charles Grassley had the following to say about the 700 (and growing) waivers that the Obama regime has already issued:
You’re going to find out that by the president doing that with the secretary of HHS, he violated one of his main principles when he ran for office–and that was that special interests were not going to have an in in his administration,” said Grassley. “And this is a perfect example of special interests having an in in his administration when they get those waivers
He has vowed that while he is powerless to form an investigation in the Senate because the Democrats still hold the majority, that the House will investigate the healthcare waivers and that he would be glad to assist in any way he could.
This is welcome news indeed, it certainly seems on the surface that there are many groups which were granted the waivers which just happen to be supporters of the Democrats–teachers unions, and the SEIU being the two most prominent–and we need to find out if there is any quid pro quo involved because while these constituent groups are skirting the law, average Americans are going to get caught up in the web and will be unable to do anything about it.
Somebody needs to stand up for us and I can only hope that this story is true and the Congress will investigate the healthcare waivers. Remember, we are all supposed to have equal protection UNDER the law, but these waivers are granting certain groups protection FROM the law, and the difference couldn’t be more clear.