May 17, 2011
The Audacity of Corruption
Posted by Dave Blount at May 17, 2011 12:50 PM
It will still be possible to run a business under ObamaCare — provided you can afford the right friends in Washington:
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. … Pelosi's district secured almost 20 percent of the latest issuance of waivers nationwide….
The Pelosiland waivers prominently feature "luxurious, gourmet restaurants and hotels."
This is how socialism works to entrench businesses that are already established, preventing any new businesses from challenging them. Imagine trying to start a new business from scratch when you have to comply with ObamaCare's demented dictates, but your dinosaur competitors don't. You can see why unscrupulous corporations support statist thugs like Obama and Pelosi. The anti-corporation rhetoric is a lie, like Demorrhoids' piously expressed concern for the poor.
Boboquivari's restaurant in Pelosi's district in San Francisco got a waiver from Obamacare. Boboquivari's advertises $59 porterhouse steaks, $39 filet mignons and $35 crab dinners. …
Four-star hotel Campton Place got one too, as did Hotel Nikko San Francisco, which describes itself as "four-diamond luxury in the heart of the city." Tru Spa, which Allure Magazine rated the "best day spa in San Francisco," received an Obamacare waiver as well.
…Tru Spa's owner said new government health care regulations, both the federal-level Obamacare and new local laws in Northern California, have "devastated" the business. "It's been bad for us," he said, without divulging his name, referring to the new health care restrictions.
But they'll survive for now, because bureaucrats deigned to bestow the precious waiver.
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