This is what happens once they “read the bill to find out what’s in it”.
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 companies throughout the rest of the country that have received Obamacare waivers.
Other common waiver recipients were labor union chapters, large corporations, financial firms and local governments. But Pelosi’s district’s waivers are the first major examples of luxurious, gourmet restaurants and hotels getting a year-long pass from Obamacare.
For instance, 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.
Then, there’s Café des Amis, which describes its eating experience as “a timeless Parisian style brasserie” which is “located on one of San Francisco’s premier shopping and strolling boulevards, Union Street,” according to the restaurant’s Web site.
……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.
Before hanging up on TheDC, 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.
The ObamaCare trainwreck finally hit Queen Nancy’s neighborhood. Between the lawsuits, the waivers, and the wide-spread opposition to this unConstitutional fascism, it’s unlikely that anyone who filed for a waiver will be willing to give it up. Nor will there be any vestiges of ObamaCare left to inflict, by 2014.
- Democrat Pelosi Reverses Obamacare for HER District (dewgeneral.wordpress.com)
- Political Cronyism: Pelosi’s District Gets 20% of Obamacare Waivers (fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com)
- Pelosi: We have to pass ObamaCare to find out what’s in it. Her constituents: We found out, and it’s killing us. (crushliberalism.com)
- How about a National Obamacare Waiver? (genomega1.wordpress.com)