Can You Say Graft? Obamacare Provision Raises The Question.


Definition of graft: 1. Acquisition of money, position, etc., by dishonest or unjust means, as by actual theft or by taking advantage of a public office or any position of trust or employment to obtain fees, perquisites, profits on contracts, legislation, pay for work not done or service not performed, etc.; illegal or unfair practice for profit or personal advantage; also, anything thus gained. [Colloq.][Webster 1913 Suppl.]

I think this Obamacare provision might fit the definition.

Stuart Varney was on Happening Now, Fox News, today, April 1st.  And, no, the following isn’t an April Fool’s Day joke. Stuart said that there is a provision in the healthcare bill giving health insurance to special interest group members who retire prior to 2014 (when Obamacare comes in) who are not yet entitled to health insurance. The predominant special interest groups include GE, unions, the State of California pension plans and you get the picture.

How about these individuals do what the rest of us do and don’t retire until we can afford to pay our way?