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D.C.'s Insurance Commissioner Fired After Questioning Obamacare Fix

By the mayor,the very next day

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A day after he questioned President Obama's decision to unwind a major tenet of the health-care law and said the nation's capital might not go along, D.C. insurance commissioner William P. White was fired.

White was called into a meeting Friday afternoon with one of Mayor Vincent C. Gray's (D) top deputies and told that the mayor "wants to go in a different direction," White told The Washington Post on Saturday.

White said the mayoral deputy never said that he was being asked to leave because of his Thursday statement on health care. But he said the timing was hard to ignore. Roughly 24 hours later, White said, he was "basically being told, 'Thanks, but no thanks.'?"

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  1. I’m sure it was completely unrelated.

  2. “White said the mayoral deputy never said that he was being asked to leave because of his Thursday statement on health care”
    Got this GREAT acreage in Florida for ya, but ya gotta act now!

  3. Yes, fired the very next day and the statement on the website was immediately removed. Furthermore, they didn’t give at actionable reason for the dismissal.

    Disagree with the One and you will be fired, is the obvious lesson to be learned.

  4. This is going to get ugly.

  5. The President is pushing forward avoiding normal sensitivities as if there is greater need to consolidate power with the able assistance of the Attorney general.
    It coincides with further news that Executive orders and random changes of law by decree, rather that referring it back to Congress which is the legal process, is standard practice here on in and will be far more in volume!
    That is alarming in itself however, it may be more when one considers histories of many past governments globally and sign posts of excessive acquisition of power. One of the most common signs of that type of action is: The careful inordinate number of displacements of military leaders, Generals and Admirals, that may not fit well with Executive ascension. This is called in global circles “Coup Protection.”

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