Wednesday, February 9

Ironic, isn't it Smithers? This anonymous clan of slack-jawed troglodytes has cost me the election, and yet if I were to have them killed, I would be

This is an interesting article about the legality/constitutionality of all the health care waivers the obama administration is granting. I don't think it's really unconstitutional, the whole premise that the president is acting above the law, which isn't legal is easily negated by the fact that the president has pardon power. So he by definition has the power to say that some people who have broken the law don't need to be punished for it, and there is no constitutional limit to his pardon power, other than public opinion or legislatures trying to impeaching him. But the larger question remains, why should anyone be granted a waiver. If this law is good, why isn't it good for everyone. It creates a system which is inherently corrupt. If you pay off the right people then you won't be forced to adhere to the law. To some extent that may occur all the time, but this is legalizing it. Democrats claim they are against special interest groups running washington, but that is exactly what this is. Companies/unions with enough money to lobby in washington get waivers. It would be hard to create a more corrupt system if that was your goal.


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