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Author Of Obama-Care May Seek Waiver

From a memory deficient Politico:

Weiner: Waiver might work for N.Y.

By Kate Nocera
March 23, 2011

Rep. Anthony Weiner said Wednesday he was looking into how a health law waiver might work for New York City.

Weiner, who is likely to run for mayor of New York, said that because of the city’s special health care infrastructure, his office was looking into alternatives that might make more sense.

Mr. Weiner should stick to trying to rid New York City of its "sexist" statues.

(By the way, the prospect of a Mayor Weiner is probably the only thing that could make us vote for Mr. Bloomberg for yet another illegal term.)

Weiner is one of the health care law’s biggest supporters; during the debate leading up to reform, he was one of the last holdouts in Congress for the public option.

“The president said, ‘If you have better ideas that can accomplish the same thing, go for it,’” said Weiner. “I’m in the process now of trying to see if we can take [President Barack Obama] up on it in the city of New York, … and I’m taking a look at all of the money we spend in Medicaid and Medicare and maybe New York City can come up with a better plan.”

New York is one of two states that pass on Medicaid expenses to cities and localities, so “the city winds up having an enormous Medicaid expense,” Weiner said.

The congressman was trying to debunk Republican “myths” about the health care law during a speech at the Center for American Progress.

The Democrats always let their hair down when they think they are among friends. And of course the Center For American Progress is the radical left Soros funded ‘think tank’ that helped give us Obama-care, and indeed, Obama. (As well as such things as Media Matters.)

He used the waivers as way to describe how flexible the law actually is and how “this notion that the government is shoving the bill down people’s throats” is not true.

“The administration needs to make this argument more forcefully,” he said. “A lot of people who got waivers werepeople who are our friends.”

Which is exactly how ‘laws’ in third world banana republics always work.

The New York Democrat said that he does not have the power to get the city to apply for a waiver but that he is “personally looking at whether he can make the numbers work.”

“We in New York already have hospitals, we already employ doctors and we employ nurses. We have a lot of uninsured people. … [Setting up] the exchanges is the one piece of the puzzle that would be difficult for us to do,” he said. “I’m just looking internally to whether the city can save money and have more control over its own destiny."

Why should New York be allowed to do that when others aren’t? And why didn’t Mr. Weiner think of this when he was writing the law?

It’s no wonder that some people call Democrats like Anthony Weiner two-faced hypocrites — and worse.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, March 24th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

15 Responses to “Author Of Obama-Care May Seek Waiver”

  1. wardmama4 says:

    -‘A lot of people who got waivers were … people who are our friends.’- & -‘to whether the city can save money and have more control over its own destiny’-

    Are and should be the essence of the un-Constitutional and ‘shoved down our throats’ definition of That Which Must Be Repealed – Hey GOP here are your TALKING POINTS.

    And leave it to a moronic Dem to frame our position (and the more disgusting aspects of TWMBR) perfectly.

    The man makes Kucinich look positively sane.

  2. proreason says:

    This guy is toxic. He’s the only person I’ve ever seen who rises to Schumer’s and Drooling Barney’s snot level.

  3. GetBackJack says:

    A Weiner Seeks a Waiver

    Is Waiver gay-slang for some disgusting aberration I don’t (thankfully) know about?

    • tranquil.night says:

      Wouldn’t it be great if Boehner were to stiff it to Weiner by pasting this particular instance of hypocritical ObamaCare debauchery all over the Sunday and Week-day political porn shows?

      Unfortunately, those two probably share more of a “kinetic” relationship than what they have with the desires of taxpayers.

      It may be lewd. But “if the government-funded condom fits..”

    • JohnMG says:

      ….. “if the government-funded condom fits..”

      Uhhhh………wouldn’t what you describe be more of a conundrum???????

      Just askin’.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      I really don’t care anymore what John Bo(eh)ner does anymore. He’s shown himself to be a stiff elitist, and only rises to the occasion when it suits him.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Rusty, don’t forget “…..with tears in his eyes”.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      Crying?!! There’s no crying in politics!!!!

  4. oldpuppydixie says:

    So this hypocritical, Marxist, dictator-wanna-be believes New York should have more “control over its own destiny!!” Incredible. Wanna bet not one reporter calls him on this breathtaking hypocrisy?

  5. JohnMG says:

    …..”Weiner is one of the health care law’s biggest supporters……”

    Weiner synonyms.

    Hot Dog
    Tube Steak
    Wurst (worst?)
    Vienna Sausage
    Putz (well, maybe)
    Big Jim

    Help me out here, somebody.

  6. GetBackJack says:

    Under ObamaCare rules, there’ll be no lube

  7. wirenut says:

    Mister Winkie, I presume?

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