Even Big Labor Unions Drop Support For Obamacare

Obama Union Unrest SC Even Big Labor Unions Drop Support For Obamacare

Health Care Politics: As ObamaCare rolls out, some of its biggest backers from labor to D.C. lawmakers are having second thoughts. It’s a sign that the idea of ending this national nightmare isn’t about to go away.

Late last week, the 22,000-member United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers dropped a bombshell on the Obama administration, not only withdrawing its support for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but also demanding its repeal.

The reason: ObamaCare subsidizes low-paid non-union workers in small companies that don’t insure their employees, while leaving union shops with ObamaCare’s higher health care costs and a 40% tax on Cadillac plans by 2018. That’s a “death warrant” for unions, as the Atlantic’s Megan McArdle noted.

“These provisions jeopardize our multiemployer health plans, have the potential to cause a loss of work for our members, create an unfair bidding advantage for those contractors who do not provide health coverage to their workers and, in the worst case, may cause our members and their families to lose the benefits they currently enjoy as participants in multiemployer health plans,” said union President Kinsey Robinson.

It’s the latest shoe to drop in the Great Buyers’ Remorse of ObamaCare’s biggest backers.

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  1. wayne mann says:

    It’s about time that everyone across America realized that obama care is nothing but slow genocide. That lousy terrorist in the Whitehouse knew about it when he instilled it. Finally doctors are speaking up and two of my doctors offices are in an uproar. So glad America is waking up. let’s get this crazy diaper head out of our country or tried on War criminal charges.

    • Linda A. From NY says:

      Hi Wayne,
      Well said, it is to bad that people did not wake up before Nov 6, 2012, now people are waking up to know that they made a big mistake. This bogus healthcare is the worst thing that could happen to all of us.

      When this healthcare kicks in, there will be more jobs loses and higher taxes. There is nothing affordable about this healthcare, it could even kill the economy with the strain of it.

  2. Linda A. From NY says:

    It's hard to feel sorry for these Unions, many of these Unions supported obama and voted for him. These A-Holes see this healthcare as a nightmare, and we new along that this healthcare was and still is a sham. It is to little and to late for these idiots Union people to realize that they made a big mistake, them screw themselves and took us along for ride.

  3. wayne mann says:

    Hi Linda A. …… I think you said it much better than I did. Obamacare was one of the firstshams he started and it hasn’t stopped since. Now it is the slow down by the FAA of air travel… a manufactured crisis. Also Obama is pushing to the legislature the immigration reform… to further harm the economy and dilute the population…. and add to his army. Start telling everyone close our borders.!!!! If we don’t they will outnumber us and we will have no hope. I’m trying to get people motivated to close the borders. And also Obama manufactured the Boston bombings Just to take our 4th amendment right and break the Constitution. He is going to force of war everyone keep your guns ready.

  4. wayne mann says:

    this is another sham by Obama just like Obamacare…. Google this…” feds caught promoting welfare to illegal immigrants”…… and this is going on in Mexico unbelievable what this so-called president will do to drag the economy down just like Obamacare.

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