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    Union anger prompts review of insurance tax

    Union anger prompts review of insurance tax


    The unions are angry that Obama backed the insurance tax law.
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    Re: Union anger prompts review of insurance tax

    Quote Originally Posted by RyrineaHaruno View Post
    Union anger prompts review of insurance tax


    The unions are angry that Obama backed the insurance tax law.

    and now i see that they have won a concession

    Congress Daily is reporting that union lobbyists on Capitol Hill today scored a tentative deal that would exempt "collectively bargained healthcare plans" from the so-called Cadillac Tax on high-cost policies.

    As The American Spectator's Philip Klein notes, this means that two Americans receiving identical health-care benefits could be taxed differently if one happened to be a member of a union and the other not.

    Update: It is easy to see why the excise tax will need a pro-union makeover before a House-Senate reconciliation. AFL-CIO and SEIU officials have spent the week hitting key Democrat offices on Capitol Hill, and AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka was at the National Press Club on Monday making threats, warning Democrats that if the final version of Obamacare doesn't make organized labor happy, 2010 could be 1994 all over again, since it would be dificult to "persuade enough working Americans to go to the polls."

    "A bad bill could have that kind of effect," Trumka told reporters. "People could stay home. It could suppress votes."

    House Dems seem to be getting the message. Reps. Joe Courtney (D., Conn.) and Sander Levin (D., Mich.) have already rounded up more than 190 of their caucus-mates to sign a letter opposing the tax.

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    Re: Union anger prompts review of insurance tax

    If this bill is such a good deal, why is it necessary to buy the votes by offering exceptions and exemptions?

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    Re: Union anger prompts review of insurance tax

    Unions are also manned by fat cats looking out for their own interests. The AFL-CIO is utterly corrupt. They are merely protecting their own 'cadillac policies'.

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    Re: Union anger prompts review of insurance tax

    If you are a member of a group that gives big $$ to the Dems, and votes for them, you don't have to pay the tax.

    We're all equal, some are just MORE equal.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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