Thursday

See, I Told You So!

I posted earlier today about the negotiations taking place in Washington on the health care legislation. The following quote prompted me to respond:

Officials said the agreement was thrashed out over more than 15 hours of negotiating at the White House, ending after midnight. Participants included AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka; Andy Stern, head of Service Employees International Union; Anna Burger, head of Change to Win, and the leaders of unions representing teachers, government workers, food and commercial workers and electricians. Obama's deputy chief of staff, Jim Messina, was the lead White House bargainer, although Vice President Joe Biden also was involved periodically.


I think the people of this country should be concerned that union leaders were involved in the negotiations. Non-union workers can bet that the union leaders were not fighting for their rights in those closed door meetings. More likely we will find that when the dust settles unions will be in some manner exempted from the tax.

Well not that I am prophetic, liberals are just predictable and here is the proof:

This came from MSNBC:

While not all details were set, it appeared the union leaders had backed down on their outright opposition to a new tax, and the White House had agreed to several concessions to mollify their concerns.


In a significant victory for unions, the 40 percent excise tax would not apply to policies covering workers in collective bargaining agreements, state and local workers and members of voluntary employee benefit associations through Dec. 31, 2017.


Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., and others said the tax would apply to fewer plans than was the case in the Senate-passed bill and would exclude the value of dental and vision coverage. They added it would provide an exemption for residents of states where the cost of health care is particularly high, as well as for employees of high-risk professions.

Oh gee, what a shocker. Union thugs managed to exempt themselves from the "Cadillac" health care tax. Boy I didn't see that coming. I'm hoping the Democrats fail to see the ass whipping  they are going to get come November. 

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