Op-Ed By Paul Westcott
The Obama White House is a lot like the mob, you don’t want to deal with them but do, to make sure you’re “protected”. Unions for example would prefer to roam free and not have to give away any of their union dues for political donations but they do, for protection. The amount they gave away in election 2008 was over $30-million and man, are they protected!
The SEIU sent the following e-mail obtained by The Hill to Senators earlier this week in response to Republican backed repeal of Obamacare:
“A vote in support of this amendment is a vote to raise out-of-pocket healthcare costs for working families and takes away critical consumer protections provided to Americans for the first time,”
The irony is the SEIU leaned on the White House and HHS to give it’s chapters waivers from the new health care law. How many you ask?
There are 166 union benefits funds now exempted from paying increased health care costs happening as a result of Obamacare. These unions account for about 40 percent of the exempted workers. This means that although there are only 14.6 million unionized employees in the United States, and 860,000 of them are already exempted from this provision of Obamacare. Full List of exemptions: PW
The moral of the story is you can fight for a law the country hates because of a small special interest who donated to you and look the other way when they exempt themselves from that law.
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