It's the one year anniversary of ObamaCare and much has been written about the legislation that is still as reviled as it was when the Democrats rammed it through Congress a year ago. The Heritage Foundation has this excellent report: Obamacare: The One-Year Checkup
But of all the articles written about this anniversary, the one I would most like to share with readers was written by a physician and blogger who also happens to be a cousin of Barack Obama on his mother's side. Wolf bills himself as "the only Tea Partier our president actually knows." Dr. Milton Wolf, who blogs at the Wolf Files, is also a columnist for the Washington Times.
In his Times article marking the one year anniversary he starts by pointing out how often liberals exempt their friends from the same laws that they enforce when it comes to the rest of us. Wolf points out how ACORN asked for an exemption from minimum wage laws that they themselves campaigned for vigorously. The same is true for Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) who claims credit for writing much of the ObamaCare law but now seeks an exemption for New York City. The same goes for Obama's big labor and big business supporters who backed Obama Care but now want to be exempt from it's provisions.
You'll want to read Wolf's entire article but here's a teaser to get you started:
Now Mr. Weiner wants in on the action. Why? He thinks escaping Obamacare would mean that New York City "can save money and have more control over its own destiny." Regular Americans need not apply.Most people on the conservative side of things have long understood that the real motivation of liberal do-gooders isn't some new benefit for the good of mankind but instead another tool to be used to acquire and wield power. There is no better illustration of this than ObamaCare which is a disaster for those who are required to obey the law while so many friends of Obama skate free.
Such is the standard operating procedure for big-government types: Impose ever-increasing burdens on hardworking Americans who play by the rules and don't have best friends in Washington or armies of lobbyists at their disposal or millions of dollars for campaign contributions. This sickening display shows that, at best, this administration is admitting that Obamacare is unraveling, in part, because its one-size-fits-all, big-government plan simply cannot accommodate all the unique needs of 310 million patients. At worst, its pay-for-play, politics-as-usual scheme is enriching administration cronies on the backs of everyone else. As Mr. Weiner said, "A lot of people who got waivers were ... people who are our friends."