Finished goal of running the distance of 2,080 miles from Lafayette, LA to Washington D.C and back!!! 339.1 miles

0.0 miles run this week.
Daily running average for the week is 0.00 miles per day.
Total amount run in the past 800 days is 2,419.1 miles.
Daily running average overall is 3.02 miles per day.

Day454 Saturday 11/26/11

ran 2.3 miles
Money slated for health law gets detoured
Washington Times---Paige Winfield Cunningham

“In cash-strapped Washington, President Obama’s $1 trillion health care law is presenting a tempting target for lawmakers seeking funds for other projects, as Congress last week raided the health care piggy bank for the third time in less than a year.”

Last Monday President Obama signed $11 billion to pay for the cost of repealing a withholding tax that would have affected government contractors in 2013. There were two other withholding bills (in December and April), which tweaked the health care law to put tax dollars toward other priorities.

To date, approximately $50 billion designated for Obamacare has been allocated elsewhere to pay for more severe and present needs.

“Both earlier efforts dealt with health care issues, but the bill Mr. Obama signed Monday marks the first time that the massive 2010 law has been tapped to fund something completely unrelated.”

WOLF: Obamacare waiver corruption must stop
Washington Times---Dr. Milton R. Wolf

“Selective enforcement of the law is the first sign of tyranny. A government empowered to determine arbitrarily who may operate outside the rule of law invariably embraces favoritism as friends, allies and those with the best-funded lobbyists are rewarded. Favoritism inevitably leads to corruption, and corruption invites extortion. Ultimately, the rule of law ceases to exist in any recognizable form, and what is left is tyranny.”

“Mr. Obama’s own Medicare chief actuary now acknowledges that Obamacare may cause up to 20 million Americans to lose their current health insurance policies, and doctors are increasingly leaving Medicare, Medicaid and the practice of medicine altogether. Good luck keeping them. Another unkeepable promise: Obamacare 'will create 4 million jobs, 400,000 jobs almost immediately.' The Congressional Budget Office’s budget director estimates the law actually will destroy 800,000 jobs.”

“So far, seven entire states and 1,372 businesses, unions and other institutions have received waivers from the law. The list includes the administration’s friends and allies and, of course, those who have the best lobbyists.”

Why are so many of Obama’s friends receiving exemption from something touted as fair and beneficial?

Nearly 20 percent of new Obamacare waivers are gourmet restaurants, nightclubs, fancy hotels in Nancy Pelosi’s district
Daily Caller---Matthew Boyle

“Of the 204 new Obamacare waivers President Barack Obama’s administration approved in April, 38 are for fancy eateries, hip nightclubs and decadent hotels in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s Northern California district. That’s in addition to the 27 new waivers for health care or drug companies and the 31 new union waivers Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services approved.”

710.4 miles to go.

Here is what happened one year ago on Day89.

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