Saturday, January 29, 2011

Wolf: ObamaCare's Privileged Escapees

Dr. Milton Wolf has a new OpEd in the January 29, 2011 Washington Times, "Tawdry details of Obamacare".

Here's an excerpt:
f you would like to know what the White House really thinks of Obamacare, there's an easy way. Look past its press releases. Ignore its promises. Forget its talking points. Instead, simply witness for yourself the outrageous way the White House protects its best friends from Obamacare.

Last year, we learned that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had granted 111 waivers to protect a lucky few from the onerous regulations of the new national health care overhaul. That number quickly and quietly climbed to 222, and last week we learned that the number of Obamacare privileged escapes has skyrocketed to 733...
(Read the full text of "Tawdry details of Obamacare".)

This kind of selective enforcement (or selective exemption) from the law cuts to the heart of the American system. In effect, the Obama Administration replaces the rule of law with the rule of men.