Labor Unions Finally Finding Out What’s in ObamaCare, & They Are NOT Amused!
By John W. Lillpop
In one of the dumbest quotes ever attributed to a sitting member of the US Congress, in 2010 Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said the following about Obamacare: “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it…”
That sort of mind-numbing idiocy should have sent chills up and down the spines of all intelligent Americans, including labor union leaders who ended up providing a great deal of money and muscle to make Marxist health care the law of the land.
Pelosi’s faux pas was an accurate, if unintentional, affirmation that government run by morons generally produces moronic legislation.
Which Obamacare certainly is!
However, now that America is finding out exactly what’s in the wretched Obamacare, some of the core constituencies that helped Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi bulldoze the bill through Congress are having second, third, and fourth thoughts.
In fact, some labor unions are actually calling for the “Affordable Care Act” to be repealed.
These are not Republicans or Tea Party advocates, folks: These are hard core far-left Democrats!
As reported at the reference:
The White House is losing support for Obamacare from some leading labor unions that are concerned their members could lose healthcare coverage once the program is fully implemented.
The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) said it is worried that its members will actually lose healthcare coverage they have now once the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented early next year, reports The Hill.
Joe Hansen, president of the UFCW, a 1.3 million-member group that endorsed Barack Obama in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, wrote in an editorial published in The Hill that Obama’s claim at the 2009 AFL-CIO convention that union members could keep their current insurance under the new law “is simply not true for millions of workers.”
“You can’t have the same quality health care that you had before, despite what the president said,” Hansen asserted, adding: “Now what’s going to happen is everybody is going to have to go to private for-profit insurance companies. We just don’t think that’s right. … We just want to keep what we already have and what we bought at tremendous cost.”
At issue is the fact that many UFCW members have multi-employer Taft-Hartley plans, and the law apparently does not provide tax subsidies for the approximately 20 million people covered by them.
Hansen said in The Hill editorial that his members normally negotiate with their employers to receive better healthcare services in lieu of higher wages, and that the bargaining chip could be eliminated because some employers won’t have the incentive to keep their workers’ multi-employer plans without tax subsidies.
Hansen’s concerns are shared by other labor groups. Last month, the president of the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers issued a statement calling “for repeal or complete reform of the Affordable Care Act.”
Unite Here, a prominent hotel workers’ union, and the International brotherhood of Teamsters are also calling for changes, according to The Hill.”
Hmm, Repeal Obamacare, you say?
That sounds like a great idea, albeit a bit late, and is one of the major reasons why voters extracted the US House from the incompetent hands of Pelosi and awarded the gavel of majority to Republicans in 2010 and let it stand in 2012!
The desire to repeal Obamacare may be a new to labor unions, but it has been quite popular among conservatives for three years!
ALERT: Let the Obamacare train wreck serve as a warning to those who would dump 11 million (at least) illegal aliens on the backs of American citizens! As he did with Obamacare, Obama has mislead and misreprsented the probable results of amnesty.
Let’s NOT pass some ridiculous amnesty bill that will destroy the greatest society in the history of the human species.