Pelosi Defends Obamacare Waivers: “They’re Small Companies” …(Like Maine?)

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told CNBC that “only small companies” benefited from Obamacare waivers.

As Real Clear Politics pointed out, McDonalds, one of the nation’s largest employers in recent years, received a waiver.

So did Maine.

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  • gus

    This WOMAN, was ONCE, the SPEAKER of the HOUSE.

    To hi-jack a phrase.


  • Patty

    Pelosi has screwed up, immensely. Her chickens are coming home to roost. She has manipulating and hidden so very consequential elements in the Obama Scare health plan.


  • MrGoodWench

    So WHY exactly did the regime SELL waivers ?
    Wasn’t Obama-scare supposed to be the miracle answer to all our prayers ?

  • ant

    Can anyone be this ignorant about EVERYTHING!!? or does she just lie about everything?

  • Carbon Pootprint

    She’s the most honest speaker of the house evah!!! bahahahhahhaha

  • gus

    Pelosi, is delusional. Her district is a FREAK SHOW. But moreso, Pelosi says sh!t that she knows is nonsense. She expects, not to be CALLED ON IT.

    Like Biden.

  • jony101

    she looks and talks crazy. How do people keep reelecting her, shes obviously not well in the head.

  • gus

    ant. Name JUST ONE LIE, that Nancy Pelosi had told. THERE ARE NONE. Nancy Pelosi, loves the poor, she loves HOMO’S, she LOVES unions, she love THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.

    Which one of the ABOVE is the TRUTH!?? Hahahahahahahahahhahhha!!!

  • gus

    Jony101. 2 words. San Freaksicko!!!

  • madtntaxpayer

    Looks like she is cutting her beauty budget; the gray is showing at the hair roots, maybe her “shared sacrifice”. Sorry, but that is the only salient comment worth making after listening to this interview. Absolutely.No.Clue

  • MrGoodWench

    McDonalds is small company,
    and Iran is a tiny country

  • Didn’t Nevada recieve a waiver, too?

  • ohiochili

    Somewhere, in the deep, dark sub-basement of her mansion, there must be a hideous painting of her, a la Dorian Gray.

    (Of course, I know she has botox and the knife to help her out, but I just love the idea of a painting taking on her corruption)

  • Billy Barty

    Its common knowledge among people who have dealt with her through the chamber of commerce here in CA, that she is barely a ‘functioning retard’.. Its true, I talked to somebody who met her, and he actually said that the people around her told her what to do, where to walk, what to say, etc.. He also said that her aides were constantly embarrassed, and that everyone in the room with her were gazing around at eachother, all amazed at the comical atmosphere.

    The fact that she rose through the ranks is an anomaly of CA politics.. She was from a district where a drag queen could be elected, and the more bizarre her politics, the quicker she made a name for herself.

    I’m not sure how this woman became leader of the House, but I guarantee you’ll find the filthy fingerprints of Affirmative Action, and her powerful family pulling the levers of power for her.

    The woman isn’t capable of having a normal conversation, nor is she likely to be able to take care of herself. How she ever came to her position… including the ‘writing’ of the healthcare bill, should shock the $hit out of us all. The bill was written by 10 groups over 5 years. She just put her name on it. I feel so ashamed FOR the reporters who have to hold up her myth. They must all cringe when they ask questions. I’d like to see an unedited interview. One.

  • American Woman

    She may be nuts, but she has had a hand in causing the catastrophe that is the Obama presidency.

    Moreover, an investigation should be undertaken to see if she has benefited financially from her role in government. Just to know, during our nation’s financial crisis her net worth grew 62% last year:

    Pelosi should be arrested. In the event it can be proven that she worked to reduce our freedoms, her pension should be forfeited, and she should serve time for her unethical participation in the Progressive plan to push socialism down the throats of a free people.

  • squeaky

    [[The 58-year-old Andover Republican — who bucked Beacon Hill by holding a sit-in in the House chambers two weeks ago — pried the shocking report from state officials. It showed that nearly 55,000 illegal immigrants received more than $93 million in MassHealth benefits for emergency medical services last year.]] a rare sighting from ma. even here people are starting to listen….shedding their cynicism but not in a way obama wants. patrickcare son of romneycare.

  • squeaky

    and these are all temporary waivers. leaves you wondering what will happen when that year is up. enough has been said about the unsustainability of obamacare….but in the world of wishful thinking….
    [[Does the unsustainability of the CLASS act finally doom ObamaCare?]]

  • Granny

    #12 October 29, 2011 at 1:18 am
    Fenway_Nation commented:

    Didn’t Nevada recieve a waiver, too?

    HMMMMM – correct me if I am wrong here but there is a little tingle at the back of my brain whispering to me . . . isn’t Senator Olympia Snowe from Maine . . . and wasn’t she one of the very few Republicans that voted for Obamacare? I smell a payoff here . . .

    Why YES – yes she was . . . the ONLY Republican to vote the thing out of committee . . .

  • Atlanta Media Guy

    Pelosi is a lying sack of socks, and she smells like one to. Liar, Liar pants on fire. Why is it that the democrats have to lie about everything they seem to do for us “regular” folks. I guess we’ll have to pass her before we really know what’s in her……

  • DINORightMarie

    Pelosi, like Reid, is a living example of why a functional intelligence test, and sanity test, should be realistically considered.

    Both are either delusional, suffering from dementia, or just dirt stupid – but corrupt and willing to be used for personal and ideological gains.

    I agree with both @Billy Barty and @American Woman.

    To @Billy: you say it’s “common knowledge” – is that in San Fran? Or do you have anyone/any links you can reference? Personally, I would LOVE for someone to do an expose on Pelosi, even if it is online…..she is dangerously corrupt and incompetent – downright evil, IMHO.

    To @American: hopefully when the 2012 election settles the DC fate toward Conservativism and restoring our Constitutional republic again, they won’t destroy all the electronic and paper evidence to obstruct an investigation. These gangsters know the drill; so they will cover their tracks. That is my fear. Issa and Grassley are up against a machine of looters, moochers, and organized criminals, IMHO. Chicago on the Potomac – on steroids.

  • Did the interviewer ask her about her small brain that Good Lord gave her.

  • RedBeard

    Ant asked two questions earlier:

    Can anyone be this ignorant about EVERYTHING!!? or does she just lie about everything?

    The answers are: YES, and YES.

    Usually, a Dem being either an ignoramus or a liar would be sufficient, but The Botox Queen isn’t taking any chances, so she goes all in.

  • John Fembup

    “In a democracy you get the government you deserve”

    “This is what democracy looks like”.

    Just a couple of the reasons the founders went to such great lengths in the Constitution NOT to create a simple democracy but to create instead – as Ben Franklin put it, “a republic – if you can keep it”.

  • allahallahoxenfree

    JUSTIAGATE – Google it. -Deliberate manipulation of the Justia website to remove all references of Minor vs Happersutt SCOTUS case in which Natural Born Citizen was defined by the court.

  • how can you have a law that doesn’t apply to all the people equally? isn’t that unconstitutional?

    ever notice that all the people that got waviers from obamacare were the same people that fought for its pasage.

  • kansas

    And she’ll be speaker again in 2012. This should be great fun.

  • Educating

    McDonalds are privately owned franchises, and they are indeed small businesses.
    All of Maine has only about a million and a half people total, including retirees and children. Probably 90 percent of Mainers are independent SMALL business owners or employees thereof, with family owned businesses and sole proprietorships.

    Some people really just take the simplest information they can find, and do absolutely no critical thinking.
    WTF does botox have to do with ANYTHING? People might want to start to focus on things that matter and stop behaving like hateful children taking sides on a playground.

  • ant

    You’re right, Educating. She is probably one of the best leaders in the history of the US and the history books are certain to remember her as equivalent to any of the Founders in intelligence, skill, and diplomacy. Why, if she were around 200 years ago we wouldn’t even need the Federalist Papers, everyone could have been pacified to hear her exclaim, “Let’s just do it, so you can find out what’s in it!”. Maine is such a small State, and McDonalds such a small business, just as Obamacare is just a pamphlet and the National debt no greater than a childs allowance. Never mind that some must follow the law and others are excused from it, who could have a problem with that, certainly that’s Constitutional. We make such ado about nothing.

  • bg



    Jesus’ name ruled ‘unconstitutional’

    more here..

    NWO report, out..


  • Earthmover

    27 You’re a real educator only critical thinking is not your strong suit.
    Your facts (numbers pulled out of a$$) need more than a little checking!

  • RKflorida

    #27 MacDonalds has franchises, affiliates and corporate owned stores. 15% of the stores are entirely owned by the corporation. Both franchises and affiliates pay fees to the corporation. These fees are what makes the corporation very profitable indeed.

    As far as the state of Maine employees, what you consider small, any thinking person would consider very large. Understand this, Maine is a STATE. Small state or large state, states are big. The Maine state employee’s assoc. has 15,000 members.

    But for me the kicker is that SEIU is the big boy on the union block in Maine. So what do you think #27 Educator? Are you really this ignorant? Don’t you see the pay back for SEIU? Nancy Pelosi is a liar, plain and simple. If you don’t think so, you probably need some re-EDUCATION.

  • mg4us

    Why aren’t waivers against the law. . the law should be applied evenly to all. .after all isn’t justice blind?

    Until Republican Congress repeals Obamacare, they should repeal AND DENY Waivers so all can feel the pain equally. . .

    maybe then OBAMACARE would get the attention and priority it deserves.

  • Valerie

    #27 October 29, 2011 at 8:14 am
    Educating commented:

    Instead of making things up as you go along, why not do a little preliminary work, and try to find the links so you can show the “sources” of your “educational” “information”?

    Some opinions just won’t write, if you are also forced to write down the facts, first.

  • Hmmm… An intellectually-challenged and factually deficient post by someone using an alias of “Educating”… It is to laugh.

    Oh, and let’s not lose sight of the fact that a gang of socialist cretins taking over a huge chunk of the U.S. economy (while driving it into the ground and bankrupting the country) is indeed one of the “things that matter.”

    Pelosi herself behaves like one of those “hateful children taking sides on a playground.” Apparently, “Educating” has never heard the vile and vitriolic Pelosi speak about those with whom she disagrees. She deserves, by way of earning, every bit of the scorn and contempt heaped upon her.

    The Botox, while not significant in a greater sense, most certainly helps define the shallowness of the woman’s character.

  • vangrungy

    Pelosi.. this is your brain on botox

  • kansas

    As soon as the Democrats regain control of the house next year, then we will all be screwed when they allow Democrats to opt out and make sure only Republicans have to bankrupt themselves with O care.

  • pink tie Republican

    This skeezer belongs in an orange jump suit for the rest of her life.

  • lets not forget…………………substantial percentage of healthcare waviors issued by Dept.Health and Human services have gone out to businesses in San Fancisco ,botox nanny’s Dristrict…………………not just any businesses but Swanky Spas,restaurants and nightclubs………….healthcrare waivers for political favors

  • Rose

    What sheer arrogance. What.sheer.unmitigated.arrogance!

  • bg
  • Patty

    Nancy Pelosi has destroyed our economic and growth. She is so bias, don’t know who is worse, Obama or Pelosi. And these interviews are all the same when questioning them, they skirt the question.

    Pelosi is all over the place. I hope when Obama care is totally dissolved we could get a look at Pelosi’s reaction.

    Sounds to me that she has put the cart before the horse. Jobs first but saying that Obama care is a Job package, also, I believe that is a lie as we have seen it will destroy jobs.

    And she agrees with Washington state (UNIONS) taking over Boeing in S.C. Pelosi needs to go! And when she is gone open the Champagne.

    Once the waivers started I was so happy because it met the demise of Obama Care. And this will simply be Americans slap in Pelos’s face. Oh, Happy Day. Needless to say Obama’s!


  • Freddy

    Don’t forget to mention the Wisconsin Public Union Healthcare provider.

    They desperatly needed their waiver in order to force the people of Wisconsin to push BILLIONS of dollars into their THIEVING pockets!

    Those PUBLIC sector unions will continue their attacks on honest hard working people until they destroy as many non-union lives as they can!

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