Obama's Suck-Holes Unions, again

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    Not that anyone didn't expect this but the Obama health care debacle has laid plans to suck-hole the unions and screw everyone else. This seems fair to the Democratic Congressmen and their loyal subjects, damn where's your limit? Yet another campaign promise broken by Obama and the Democratic Party, kowtowing to special interests.....SWEET HEART DEALS.. honestly this, pisses me off.
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    As I first reported yesterday, one idea gaining traction in negotiations between Congressional leaders, union officials, and the White House is that collectively bargained benefit plans could be exempted from the tax. According to Rep. Robert Andrews (D-NJ), who chairs the health subcommittee of the House Education and Labor Committee, that could be enough to build a majority for health care reform.

    “It would be a way to lessen impact of the so-called excise tax,” Andrews said. “I think we could build a consensus around that idea–a majority around that idea.”

    If unions take this “deal,” if the labor movement decides to fold and exempt themselves from the excise tax, they fulfill one of the worst of stereotypes of labor unions: blind self interest. By abandoning the nonunion middle class and protecting only their own, the labor movement is throwing any hope of future relevancy out the window.

    Work in Progress » Union Exemption from Excise Tax is a Bad, Bad Idea
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    you know there ain't no low that's too low for a democwat to go.. nope!
     
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    Good...Let them prove to us all what they're really made of.
     
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    I heard that unions and federal workers won't have to pay the health care tax.

    Now ain't that something?

    Good old Barry - lets divide the nation up even more!

    The DC swamp has grown far more murky since his arrival...
     
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    I seem to recall that Obama ran on the platform of:

    "Changing the way we do things in Washington"

    Exactly what has changed in Washington?

    Anyone?
     
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    Damn it.. when are they going to come to their senses..?

    Their effected.
     
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    The only change I have seen has been change for the MUCH, MUCH WORSE!!!!

    Bush- I miss ya.:eusa_pray:
     
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    Yes it is a bad, bad idea, but so was the Lousianna Purchase, the Corn husker kickback and the deal that was made to Floridians who are the ONLY ones who get to keep their medicaid advantage plans.
     
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    Is it constitutional to levy a tax on one segment of the population, while exempting another for no other reason than being a member of a union?

    That just doesn't seem right or fair too me.
     

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