President Obama fashions himself a scourge on special interests, yet the corporate and union lobby influence is ubiquitous in his “hallmark” legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  In this podcast with Michael Ostrolenk, Timothy P. Carney, formerly of Human Events
and protege to the legendary journalist Bob Novak, and now Senior Political Columnist for the Washington Examiner, exposes the features written into ObamaCare to benefit the well-connected special interests at the expense of American citizens as a whole. Drug company and big insurance lobbyists “at the table” extracted corporate welfare trophies like limits on HSA drug purchases to prescription, rather than over-the-counter, drugs, expanded Medicare prescription drug subsidies, and not to mention the individual mandate to buy health insurance.   And now that the bill has become law, the Congressional staffers that wrote the bill have fled their government jobs for the  “Great Health Care Cash-out”  to lobby for corporate-friendly implementation regulations of the provisions of the PPACA.  Listen to learn more about the shocking truths about how big government and special interests are colluding to control the agenda in DC for the benefit of both parties and the detriment of our liberties.

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3 Responses to ObamaCare, Corporate Welfare, & Revolving Door Lobbying

  1. Ben says:

    I thought Obama first proposed a system in which individuals would be able to choose between inexpensive single-payer and the current mess. And then he was forced to grant everything about which you’re complaining–as concessions to Republicans.

    That said, I’m disgusted just as you are at how Obama constantly panders to special interests. This is interesting, though: I truly thought it was the Republicans who were demanding it. The senate voting records and bills I’ve seen support my impression, but I might be looking at the wrong ones. Help?

  2. The health care debate is REALLY about who will control how the money we EARN for our health care needs is spent in the market! For a tax plan, that places responsible individuals back in control to establish a competitive marketplace and restore individual liberty, go to
    Dr. Beauchamp

  3. The IT industry has also been given a shot in the arm through the HITECH component of ARRA, forcing experimental electronic medical records technology onto unsuspecting patients without informed consent.