by the Left Coast Rebel
The end result of statism, socialism, collectivism, fascism, corporatism, et. al is that the system picks winners and losers. More importantly, those that hold the reins of power over the system have the ability to pick winners and losers in society.
In the case of "we're destroying the American health care system to remake it, even though you don't want us to," - Obamacare - such power grants IRS-like bean counters the ability to command life and death decisions in our nation's health care system.
It is then no wonder that unions, companies, etc. are opting out of the Obamacare disaster - the magically-waivered "111" that by hook, crook and crony-connection are lucky enough to not be forced into Obamacare tyranny. It is the lesson of history and socialism that they would be given the chance to do so while main street peons suffer.
Michelle Malkin calls the issuance of Obamacare waivers a Team Obama push from panicked urgency to avoid a public relation disaster.
Sorry, too late for that.
Here's the rest from Malkin:
I'll be happy with tea party candidates if they start and end their days in the new Congress with a simple focus on the repeal of Obamacare. Even if that is the only accomplishment to their name, I will be happy with that.
Let us briefly review the rapidly growing rolls of companies, unions, and states bursting out of the Obamacare escape hatch.
In early September, I noted the push by Obamacare promoter and Democrat Rep. Ron Wyden for a special state waiver from the very federal mandate he advocated for everyone else.
A few weeks later, McDonald’s finagled its own Obamacare waiver after warning federal regulators that it could be forced to drop its affordable health insurance plan for nearly 30,000 restaurant workers unless it got a pass.
In early October, the Obama administration announced it had granted waivers not only to McDonald’s, but also to several other firms and labor unions.
Now comes word that Torquemada HHS Secretay Kathleen Sebelius has approved a whopping 111 waivers for businesses of all sizes, along with more unions and other providers of health insurance. The escapees include employers of many low-wage and part-time workers whose health insurance plans would otherwise be dropped, including Darden Restaurants — the parent company of the Olive Garden and Red Lobster and other chains, which employ some 34,000 people.