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Friends In High Places

One of the most significant scandals (which should be) surrounding Obamacare - aside from the process of its enactment and its conversion of 1/6 of the economy to government control - is the post-enactment waivers issued by the Obama administration. As of last week, Obama had granted 733 exemptions to Obamacare. As the Wash. Times notes:

This is key: The waivers aren't meant to protect victims from unintended consequences of Obamacare; they are meant to exempt them from the very intentional increased costs of health insurance that the law causes. ...

In short, the administration has decided that you will face increased health insurance premiums, but special friends in the unions will not.

In a parallel move, Obama is now exempting GE from global warming standards passed in January. The Wash. Examiner concludes:

Maybe GE CEO Jeff Immelt's closeness to President Obama, and his broad support for Obama's agenda, had nothing to do with this exemption. But we have no way of knowing that, and given the administration's record of regularly misleading Americans regarding lobbyists, frankly, I wouldn't trust the White House if they told me there was no connection.

Don't get me wrong - the best thing for America would be a 100% waiver option for every policy affecting economics signed by President Obama. But coupled with Obama's politicization of the DOJ and other examples, the ever-more apparent cronyism of Obama's selective exemption policy reveals a blatant trend of disregard for the rule of law.

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