<quoted text> "It is with regret but resolve that we have come to the point where the International Longshore and Warehouse Union must cut formal ties with the AFL-CIO," ILWU International President Robert McEllrath wrote in an Aug. 29 letter to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.
The letter listed two major reasons for the group's decision:
"President Obama ran on a platform that he would not tax medical plans and at the 2009 AFL-CIO Convention, you stated that labor would not stand for a tax on our benefits," he said.
McEllrath said the CIO's support for the Senate immigration bill violates the ILWU's longstanding commitment to immigration reform that provides "a clear path to citizenship" as well as protection from firing. "[T]he immigration bill you recently asked us to support imposes extremely long waiting periods on the path to citizenship," he wrote.
Now that he is into his second term, he no longer needs them and has tossed them under the bus along with many other naive sheeple. They have gotten what they deserve. Too bad, so sad (Sarcasm). They rode the gravy train for as long as they could and now it's time to pay the 40% Cadillac tax because their health insurance is "too good" for them and the American People. They can now get in line and take it in the shorts like the rest of America.
By the way, Guess who's been chosen as the spokesman to promote and explain Obamacare? The most trusted Key Note DNC Speaker in America: Bill Clinton! That's right Ladies and Gentlemen... the same Bill Clinton that lied to us every time he opened his mouth and who was later disbarred for perjury while occupying the Oval Office! We know he'll tell us the straight and unvarnished truth (Sarcasm) just like that toxic, 50-minute bromide of lies, prevarications, and misdirections so fictional that it ought to be placed on the shelves along side of the rest of his speeches yet... The “Secretary of Explaining Stuff” has just been deployed for assignment, again. It's just what the doctor ordered (pun intended).
Facing key implementation deadlines for a healthcare law that has been received very poorly by the majority of Americans and is the subject of unwavering criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike, President Obama is trying to right the ship by turning to the Democratic Party’s best Liar-n-Chief: Bill Clinton. Clinton’s gift of Gab is his ability to LIE about complex arguments in a straightfaced way unlike Obama, who has become well known that he is lying if his purple lips are moving.
A Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll shows that over half of Americans (51 percent) say they do not have enough information about the law to understand how it will wreck them and their family financially. The same poll shows more Americans view the law very unfavorably than view it favorably. Because ObamaCare is a complicated contraption, the law depends on forcing healthy people who don’t need or want to buy insurance to pay for insurance for the benefit of others,(aka:socialized healthcare coverage).
This law offsets the cost of insuring people with pre-existing ailments by forcing healthy people into the premium pool to help pay for it. If the healthy, employed and uninsured can’t be conscripted, the premiums for everyone who already have insurance will rise even more under this law than already forecast, surprise surprise, lol. But since the Obama’s Deception Team was trying so hard to the truth and not have the mandate look like a mandate, it won’t likely do much. A $95 tax penalty isn’t likely to do much to convince a healthy 25-year-old to spend $4,000 or more a year on insurance they don't need or want.