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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Chicago-Style Politics All The Way

From the Daily Caller:
Nearly 20 percent of new Obamacare waivers are gourmet restaurants, nightclubs, fancy hotels in Nancy Pelosi’s district

Of the 204 new Obamacare waivers President Barack Obama’s administration approved in April, 38 are for fancy eateries, hip nightclubs and decadent hotels in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s Northern California district.

That’s in addition to the 27 new waivers for health care or drug companies and the 31 new union waivers Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services approved.

Pelosi’s district secured almost 20 percent of the latest issuance of waivers nationwide, and the companies that won them didn’t have much in common with companiehttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifs throughout the rest of the country that have received Obamacare waivers....
Please take time to read the entire article. Surreal!

Wikipedia's definition of Chicago-style politics:
Chicago-style politics is a byword used to designate a set of characteristics associated to the less commendable aspects of the recent political history of the American city of Chicago, Illinois, (i.e., corruption, patronage, nepotism, authoritarianism) which is often cited as an example of blatant corruption.
Will enough Americans see the Obama administration for what it is to vote him and his fellow Democrats out of office in 2012? Or will Obama succeed in handing out enough special favors so as to regain the Oval Office in 2012? Remember that the Chicago Political Machine was quite successful at holding power.


  1. I just now finished linking to this article over at Z's place.

    I am wondering...how much stock does Nancy and her husband have in these establishments?

    'Cause you know, she doesn't help her constituency without helping herself.

    I'm sure there are several Mom and Pop restaurants, stores, and other small businesses in Nancy's district, too. Where are their waivers?

  2. And FactCheck (so to speak) has the nerve to suggest this isn't really true because NANCY DOESN"T DRINK! Sounds like Ducky obfuscating from EVERY SINGLE message in our posts in favor of some small point he can score, doesn't it. Sad.

    I heard this on FOX this AM..Mark was nice enough to send me the link, and I'm Googling this morning looking for something on this from NBC CNN ABC MSNBC CBS...nada, zilch, zero, rien. nary a word yet. :-)
    I like it when the media's ON IT, don't you? (and FOX will be called UNFAIR because........why? OH, because they printed an unpleasant truth about a liberal situation).man

  3. Like I commented elsewhere today, the internet and talk radio has cut into the power of the MSM, but we'd be foolish to think the MSM's power isn't still formidable.

    BTW the word verification is 'phoohful'... heh heh.

  4. Will enough Americans see the Obama administration for what it is to vote him and his fellow Democrats out of office in 2012?

    No because the media will keep it hidden. Go try to find this om MSNBC or CNN

  5. There will always be a certain number of voters who will remain, uninformed, ignorant of the facts, and died-in-the-wool Democrat voters, unfortunately. Not enough to keep him in office I hope.

    Right Truth

  6. And Harry Reid got a state-wide waiver for Nevada:


    OK for me but not for thee, that's the progressive statist motto

  7. Surreal, indeed it is.

    I am still sitting here with my mouth hanging wide open.

    I can't believe the things going on in this country!

    Obama has got to go!

  8. Meanwhile, some nursing homes truly do need waivers from ObamaCare:

    Above the fold on the front page of the New York Times is not normally where one expects to find a news article that lays bare the mortal threat posed by Obamacare to a key segment of the health care industry and hundreds of thousands of its workers. But the pro-Obamacare newspaper pulled no punches Monday in a column-one story titled, "Nursing homes seek a reprieve from health law."

    The focus of the piece was that "many nursing homes and home care agencies, alarmed at the cost of providing health insurance to hundreds of thousands of low-wage workers, have started a lobbying effort seeking an exemption or special treatment that would relieve them of the obligation or help them with the expense." A little further on in the article, Mark Parkinson, president of the American Health Care Association, explained that his industry has to get a waiver from Obamacare because "we do not have much ability to increase prices because we are so dependent on Medicaid and Medicare" for revenue.


    ...Small nursing homes...will either have to fire employees and restrict services, be bought out by nursing home conglomerates, or both. The result will be fewer jobs for people who want them, and fewer care options available to those who desperately need them....

    The article caught my attention because my mother-in-law, in the final stage of Alzheimer's, lives in a small nursing home. My mother-in-law, totally devoid of assets at this point, is catatonic and certainly cannot be cared for anywhere else. Throughout the United States, there are thousands like my mother-in-law.


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