James Hoffa of the Teamsters, Joseph Hansen of United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, and Donald Taylor, the president of Unite-Here, penned a letter to the president explaining to him that Obamacare is set to destroy the unionized middle class.
That is really what they said.
Boy times have changed. Guess maybe we actually should have read the legislation before we passed it huh?
If the Teamsters are coming out against Obamacare along with many other unions, and employers are coming out against Obamacare, and religious organizations which provide healthcare to the poor are coming out against Obamacare, and doctors from Alaska to Florida are leaving the profession because of Obamacare, and even the Congresspeople who voted for Obamcare are coming out against Obamacare, maybe it’s time we got rid of Obamcare.
It is a disaster, an anvil tied to the job market, or as Demcratic Senator Baucus referred to it in the Spring, an economic “train wreck.”
I don’t want a train wreck. Our economy is already pretty wrecked. We’re still trying to put the pieces together from 2008 for crying out loud. Obamacare is not what we need.
The unions are not set to completely abandon the president however, not that we would expect them to. They want special crony carve outs for their members which is really just par for the Obamacare course.
But for the big unions to use these terms publicly gives you an idea just how bad an idea Obamcare is. That they would hand such language to their opponents is remarkable. Think about how bad they must think things are going to get for the Teamsters to say that Obamacare will break “the backbone of the middle class.”
That should put the fear of you know who into anyone.
Hopefully it will put some into the President, Valarie Jarret, and Kathleen Sebelius, but I doubt it.
(From Wall St. Cheat Sheet)
“When you and the President sought our support for the Affordable Care Act, you pledged that if we liked the health plans we have now, we could keep them. Sadly, that promise is under threat,” letter said. “Right now, unless you and the Obama Administration enact an equitable fix, the ACA will shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour workweek that is the backbone of the American middle class.”