Thursday, November 25, 2010

What's good for the goose...

My friend Mark Rutherford always said that the best way to get a bad law off of the books is to enforce it evenly. I saw the other day that a lot of government officials aren't subject to airport searches. I'm pretty sure the TSA would modify its current screening techniques if Nancy Pelosi were subjected to them. (I imagine a lot of TSA agents would be demanding it.)

I wrote this piece a while back about the government granting favors and exemptions to certain businesses and groups.

I read this week that the government has started a list of businesses and organizations that will be exempt from the newly passed health insurance laws. According the Department of Health and Human Services, these are the ones that qualify so far:

■Protocol Marketing Group
■Star Tek
■Adventist Care Centers
■B.E.S.T of NY
■Boskovich Farms, Inc
■Gallegos Corp
■Jeffords Steel and Engineering
■O.K. Industries
■Service Employees Benefit Fund
■Sun Pacific Farming Coop
■UFCW Allied Trade Health & Welfare Trust
■HCR Manor Care
■IBEW No.915
■Integra BMS for Culp, Inc.
■New England Health Care
■Aegis Insurance
■Alliance One Tobacco
■Asbestos Workers Local 53 Welfare Fund
■Assurant Health (2nd Application)
■Captain Elliot’s Party Boats
■Carlson Restaurants
■CH Guenther & Son
■CKM Industries dba Miller Environmental
■Darden Restaurants
■Duarte Nursery
■Employees Security Fund
■Florida Trowel Trades
■Ingles Markets
■O’Reilly Auto Parts
■Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 123 Welfare Fund
■Sun Belt
■UFCW Local 227
■Uncle Julio’s
■United Group
■US Imaging
■Vino Farms
■Alaska Seafood
■American Fidelity
■Gowan Company
■Macayo Restaurants
■Periodical Services
■Universal Forest Products
■UFCW Maximus Local 455
■GuideStone Financial Resources
■Local 25 SEIU
■Preferred Care, Inc.
■Ruby Tuesday
■The Dixie Group, Inc.
■UFCW Local 1262
■Whelan Security Company
■AMF Bowling Worldwide
■Assisted Living Concepts
■Case & Associates
■GPM Investments
■Grace Living Centers
■Swift Spinning
■Belmont Village
■Caliber Services
■Cracker Barrel
■DISH Network
■Groendyke Transport, Inc
■Pocono Medical Center
■Regis Corporation
■The Pictsweet Co.
■Diversified Interiors
■Local 802 Musicians Health Fund
■Medical Card System
■The Buccaneer
■Greater Metropolitan Hotel
■Local 17 Hospitality Benefit Fund
■Harden Healthcare
■Health and Welfare Benefit System
■Health Connector
■Sanderson Plumbing Products, Inc.
■Transport Workers
■UFT Welfare Fund
■Baptist Retirement
■BCS Insurance
■Fowler Packing Co.
■Guy C. Lee Mfg.
■Jack in the Box
■Maritime Association
■Maverick County
■Metro Paving Fund
■QK/DRD (Denny’s)
■Reliance Standard
■The Service Employees Benefit Fund
■United Food and Commercial Workers Allied Trade Health & Welfare Trust Fund
■International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union No. 195
■Asbestos Workers Local 53 Welfare Fund
■Employees Security Funds
■Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 123 Welfare Fund
■United Food and Commercial Workers Local 227
■United Food and Commercial Workers Maximus Local 455
■Service Employees International Union Local 25
■United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1262
■Musicians Health Fund Local 802
■Hospitality Benefit Fund Local 17
■Transport Workers Union
■United Federation of Teachers Welfare Fund
■International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (AFL-CIO)

Again I say, more power to them. They're lucky they're not getting all of the government they're paying for.

But maybe if all laws were enforced equally, even more of us could say that.


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