American Watchtower: The unions all jumped on board to support Obamacare after their bosses carved out an exemption from the law for their members. This exemption secured the support of the Democrats’ largest special interest group, but recently they have begun to realize they were lied to and will be subjected to the healthcare reform law. Needless to say, they are not happy that they will also be subjected to the law they helped to pass.
First we learned the AFL-CIO was losing 40,000 members because of the Affordable Care Act, which led AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka to demand changes to the law. And now another union leader is speaking out against the unintended consequences of Obamacare.
Here is what LIUNA President Terry O’Sullivan had to say today:
Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) President Terry O’Sullivan said, “if the Affordable Care Act is not fixed, and it destroys the health and welfare funds that we have all fought for and stand for, then I believe it needs to be repealed. We don’t want it repealed. We want it fixed, fixed, fixed.”
O’Sullivan added: “We can’t have the unintended consequences for the proud men and women that we represent to be collateral damage in the healthcare fight in this country.”
What people like Trumka and O’Sullivan are either ignoring, don’t realize, or do not care to admit is this: None of this was unintended, it was the plan of the Obama regime and the Democrats all along. They want people to lose their healthcare insurance so that support will grow for a single-payer system for that was the plan all along.
These union leaders did not give a damn about these unintended consequences because they believed they would be exempted from the law, but now that they are not they are feigning outrage at what is about to befall the American people.
Much like the Federal employees, once they gain their exemption from the law they will quietly fade into the sunset on this issue because they do not care about the Average American, they only care about the people (their members) who pay their salaries. To quote ‘Blazing Saddles,’ they must protect their phony, baloney jobs.
These people are now upset because they have learned they will be subjected to the very same disastrous legislation from which they thought they were exempt, and I for one find it hard to feel sorry for them now that they have learned they are no better, or different, than any other American taxpayer.
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