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  1. #1 Look Who's Getting Out of Obamacare 
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    Malkin: Look Who's Getting Out of Obamacare (The latest to catch the waive? West Coast liberals)

    Hear that? It's the escalating cry of American employers and workers trying to hold on to their health-care benefits in the age of stifling Obama health-insurance mandates: Gangway!
    Gangway! Save me! Waive me! ObamaCare refugees first began beating down the exit doors last October.

    Waiver-mania started with McDonald's and Jack in the Box;
    spread to Dish Networks, hair-salon chain Regis Corp and resort giant Universal Orlando; took hold among major Big Labor outfits from the AFL-CIO to the CWA to the SEIU; roped in the nationalized...
    The latest to catch the waive? West Coast liberals.

    Yes, amid House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi's congressional district, a cluster of San Francisco small businesses is among the latest waiver recipients. At least two dozen Bay Area companies -- including bars, restaurants, hotels, tourist shops, real-estate and auto firms -- have secured temporary, one-year reprieves from the federal law.

    Another noteworthy waiver winner:
    Seattle-based REI. The trendy outdoor-equipment retailer's progressive CEO, Sally Jewell, appeared with President Obama in 2009 to tout White House health-care-reform initiatives. Two years later, REI snagged a waiver to protect the health benefits of a whopping 1,180 workers from the big-government bureaucrats that Jewell embraced at Obama's roundtable.
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    There needs to be an investigation into this. There should not be one blue state or district allowed any waivers to this wonderful plan backed by every one of these DIMoTURDS. Only Red states and districts should be allowed any choices. DIMS forced this unconstitutional socialism down our throats, they need to choke on it now.:mad:
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    I don't have a problem with fast food companies getting wavers. A vast majority of their employees are part time and I know a few people who own McD's franchises, having to comply with Obamacare would cripple them. Yes, McD's are privately owned and now full corporate.
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    I guess that Pelosi, after passing Obamacare got around to reading and finding out what was in it, didn't like it.

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    Whatever happened to equal protection under the law? Folks, we lost the cold war and didn't even know it.
    "The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
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