Wow, this ought to really frost everyone. Looks like the number of "waivers" from having ObamaCare apply to companies and UNIONS (big shocker) is shooting up precipitously... and the Obama administration is certainly not advertising it. So says Fox News:
So, the law that was supposed to bring everyone these great benefits and level the playing field, stop insurance companies from profiteering and all that other polysyllabic bullsh*t, is obviously so flawed that it can't be enforced without doing such grave damage to the economy. But here's the kicker, as the Fox segment points out: the only companies and unions are the ones who can afford to hire attorneys to get a waiver. Stunning.
In more local news, Senator-elect Mark Kirk and Congressman elect Bob Dold jointly held a town hall meeting in Arlington Heights to discuss reducing federal spending before an overflow crowd. I think the record time between being elected and reaching back out to the people on the issues that matter most bodes well for how these gentlemen intend to govern.
(((UPDATE: Here's an interesting article about the freshman congressmen heading to Washington DC for the first time. Eric Cantor, the new or soon-to-be GOP Majority Leader, sent out a 144-page memo to frosh GOP congressmen, which included a host of good tips, such as "Don't: Completely disappear from the public" between Election Day and the new Congress. "Even though you won't take office until January, many of your constituents will view you as their member of Congress." Well, it looks like Bob Dold certainly 'got the memo,' huh? END OF UPDATE)))
What else are people hearing on the street? We mentioned last this week that soon-to-be former Congresswoman Melissa Bean may already be lining up a new job, but I'd like to keep an eye on some of the other Dem losers, like Dan Seals and Michael Bond, to see what kind of cushy government job they end up with. The Dems always take care of their own, make no mistake about it, folks.
I'm going to go watch the Bears, but before I do, I wanted to give a shout-out to my high school football team, Maine South, which won over the Stevenson Patriots last night that was a nail-biter right up until the end. Go Hawks!