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Nancy Pelosi on 1,800 Obamacare Waiver Recipients: Mostly Very Small Companies

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By Doug Powers  •  October 29, 2011 01:25 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

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During an interview on CNBC, Nancy Pelosi claimed that the health care law was put into place to help save businesses money on health care costs. Pelosi, hopelessly unable to appreciate the irony of the need to afford certain businesses special protections from a law that was purportedly enacted to safeguard them, was asked about companies that have received a number of the 1,800 Obamacare waivers that have been issued:

“They’re small. I couldn’t speak to all 1,800 of them, but some of the lists that I have seen have been very, very small companies. They will not have a big impact on the economy of our country,” Nancy Pelosi said in an interview with CNBC.

True… very small companies and organizations, such as McDonalds and Darden Restaurants. Heck, entire states have gotten waivers (but only very small ones).

Also being allowed on the waiver train have been other not-so-small entities, such as AARP and countless labor unions. The United Federation of Teachers Welfare Fund, with 351,000 people, was also a waiver recipient.

Pelosi also should have said the waivers went to “mostly unionized companies” instead of “mostly small companies.”

Quite a few of those businesses are also in Pelosi’s district. In May, 20 percent of a single round of waivers went to businesses located in the area Pelosi represents — but to very small businesses, so “nothing to see here.”

Go into your nearest “mom & pop” store (if any still exist) or to a local “very small business” and ask if they’ve received their Obamacare wavier. Chances are they haven’t, and won’t — unless the law is repealed.

Here’s a clip from the interview. You have to click the pic to find out what’s in it:

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**Written by Doug Powers

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