Monday, March 29, 2010
Union Dues Elected Obama and Now He Will Take Their Health Benefits Too
I got this from a link at Pundit and Pundette. The material within quotes is from Doug Ross @ Journal.
"Remember how the President endlessly bragged that health care reform would never -- never! -- impact your existing health plans? You know, the "if you like your plan, you can keep it" shtick? Well, I know this comes as a shock, but he lied.
"What no one appears to be pointing out is that DemCare specifically targets private sector union members first. Because of the dizzying new regulations imposed by the new law, "industrial concerns [and/or] those with unionized employees, say the end of the deduction could force them to ... curtail or even cancel them [health benefits]," according to The Los Angeles Times. That's right: most union retirees will have their cushy plans slammed by DemCare through changes in the tax code."
Unions expected to be especially hard hit are Communication Workers of America, United Steelworkers. and Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers (OCAW) union
".Put simply, their promised benefits will be slashed and they'll be forced onto the government-run program. Oh -- and the government-run program will have 30 million more people on the books and spend $500 billion less on seniors, even as the need dramatically increases for the elderly.
'Union members, it's time you started kicking the crap out of your union bigwigs -- politically speaking -- because:
'They. Sold. You. Out.'
It would be funny except it will have real life and death consequences for millions of families. Because the members of these and so many other unions trusted their leaders and did not perform any due dilligence beyond backing the availabel democrat, Obama is having his 'great victory' at their expense. It is at their expense first because they will lose real benefits. But the real irony comes because Obama is in office because union bosses took hundreds of millions of dollars in union dues and gave them to this buffoon Obama so her could win the election and then sell out those who financially supported his victory.