Pelosi's District Fat Cats Gobble Up Obamacare Waivers

Tuesday, 17 May 2011 09:54 PM

By Dan Weil

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Almost 40 of the 204 waivers that the White House issued to President Barack Obama's healthcare law last month went to high-end restaurants, nightclubs, and hotels in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s Northern California district, The Daily Caller reports.

Nancy Pelosi, healthcare, waiversThe waivers granted in Pelosi’s district have little in common with those doled out in the rest of the country, where such passes often have gone to labor union chapters, large corporations, financial firms, and local governments.

One restaurant receiving a waiver is Boboquivari’s in San Francisco, which advertises $59 porterhouse steaks, $39 filet mignons, and $35 crab dinners. Another is Café des Amis, which bills itself as “a timeless Parisian style brasserie . . . located on one of San Francisco’s premier shopping and strolling boulevards, Union Street,” according to the restaurant’s website.

The White House has raised plenty of eyebrows for granting 1,700-plus waivers to its own healthcare reform law.


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