3 Labor Unions Want Obamacare Repealed

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#1 May 22, 2013
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Three Labor Unions, Including Teamsters, Want ObamaCare Repealed; When Will Media Report?

By Matt Vespa |

As the media, by and large, ignores the train wreck that is on the horizon with ObamaCare, yet another union has jumped ship on the president’s health care overhaul. Back in April, you may recall, the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers, and Allied Workers officially said thanks but no thanks to the president’s plan.

Well, now, a major labor union in the grocery industry is balking at the policy. According to The Hill:

--"The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW)-- a 1.3 million-member labor group that twice endorsed Obama for president — is very worried about how the reform law will affect its members’ healthcare plans.

Last month, the president of the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers released a statement calling 'for repeal or complete reform of the Affordable Care Act.'

UNITE HERE, a prominent hotel workers’ union, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters are also pushing for changes." --

In a May 21 post, Sean Hackbarth at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Free Enterprise blog cited Joseph Hansen, President of the UFCW, saying that the Affordable Care Act actually harms unions by jeopardizing the way labor and management negotiate their health care plans:

--"[A]s currently interpreted, the ACA would block these plans from the law’s benefits (such as the subsidy for lower-income individuals and families) while subjecting them to the law’s penalties (like the $63 per insured person to subsidize Big Insurance). This creates unstoppable incentives for employers to reduce weekly hours for workers currently on our plans and push them onto the exchanges where many will pay higher costs for poorer insurance with a more limited network of providers. In other words, they will be forced to change their coverage and quite possibly their doctor. Others will be channeled into Medicaid, where taxpayers must pick up the tab...."

In addition, the ACA includes a fine for failing to cover full-time workers but includes no such penalty for part-timers (defined as working less than 30 hours a week). As a result, many employers are either reducing hours below 30 or discontinuing part-time health coverage altogether. This is a cut in pay and benefits workers simply cannot afford. For example, a worker making $10 an hour that has his or her schedule cut by six hours a week would lose $3,100 a year in income. With millions of workers impacted, this would have a devastating effect on our economy.

Keep in mind these unions were and remain, for the most part, fans of President Obama. Thus far, however, the broadcast media and major newspapers seem to be ignoring this development. In fairness, the Benghazi, AP, and the IRS scandals are what’s hot in the Washington press corps right now and doubtless these scandals do cast a negative light on the Obama administration. That said, were it President Bush facing a trio of scandals and receiving calls by say evangelical Christians for the repeal of one of his legislative achievements, you can bet the media would find space to highlight that, all the more to amplify the Republican president's mounting second-term woes.

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#2 May 22, 2013
ICE Union is against the Gang of 8's treason.

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#3 May 22, 2013
Joseph Hansen, of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, falls far short of calling for repeal. As I understand it, they are asking for some tweaks that would allow their currently negotiated plans to be considered for subsidy for low-income members. Haven't found the others yet, but I wouldn't be at all surprised of all of the above are not vastly overstated for political purposes.

Fancy that.

And from a source like News Busters.

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#4 May 22, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
Joseph Hansen, of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, falls far short of calling for repeal. As I understand it, they are asking for some tweaks that would allow their currently negotiated plans to be considered for subsidy for low-income members. Haven't found the others yet, but I wouldn't be at all surprised of all of the above are not vastly overstated for political purposes.
Fancy that.
And from a source like News Busters.
Lois Lerner is doing a better job of sinking Obamacare than million dollar lobbyists have done for three years.
Obamacare will never be fully implemented. It may end up being repealed in 2015.

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#5 May 22, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>Lois Lerner is doing a better job of sinking Obamacare than million dollar lobbyists have done for three years.
Obamacare will never be fully implemented. It may end up being repealed in 2015.
Yeah.

How many times has the House voted to repeal now? Getting close to 50 or so, isn't it? Or is 47 the magic number?

Problem is, if they could actually get it through the Senate, then they would have to deal with the budget ramifications. But, so long as there's no likelihood of that happening they can vote repeal to their heart's content--no responsibility, no reality.

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#6 May 22, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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Yeah.
How many times has the House voted to repeal now? Getting close to 50 or so, isn't it? Or is 47 the magic number?
Problem is, if they could actually get it through the Senate, then they would have to deal with the budget ramifications. But, so long as there's no likelihood of that happening they can vote repeal to their heart's content--no responsibility, no reality.
The GOP will own both chambers after the 2014 elections.
President Biden will fold like a cheap lawn chair after someone hands him a cruller from an Indian Dunkin' Donuts.

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#7 May 22, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
Joseph Hansen, of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, falls far short of calling for repeal. As I understand it, they are asking for some tweaks that would allow their currently negotiated plans to be considered for subsidy for low-income members. Haven't found the others yet, but I wouldn't be at all surprised of all of the above are not vastly overstated for political purposes.
Fancy that.
And from a source like News Busters.
Obamacare is a turd.
Daily revelations reveal it may soon qualify as a Guinness World Record turd.

Your emperor and his policies have no clothes.
Even his courtiers being to agree...

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#8 May 22, 2013
*begin
GBA

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#9 May 22, 2013
Obama never intended for it to be fully implemented. He wanted to create a mess so that we would have no choice but to switch over to a single payer system.

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#10 May 22, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>The GOP will own both chambers after the 2014 elections.
President Biden will fold like a cheap lawn chair after someone hands him a cruller from an Indian Dunkin' Donuts.
May I remind everybody of George's other major predictions in the last two years (I am paraphrasing, but these are essentially accurate):

Obama will be impeached in 2011
SCOTUS will strike down Obamacare
Romney will win bigger than Nixon in '72.

Carry on...

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#11 May 22, 2013
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May I remind everybody of George's other major predictions in the last two years (I am paraphrasing, but these are essentially accurate):
Obama will be impeached in 2011
SCOTUS will strike down Obamacare
Romney will win bigger than Nixon in '72.
Carry on...
Stand down order????????

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#12 May 22, 2013
Kemosahbe wrote:
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May I remind everybody of George's other major predictions in the last two years (I am paraphrasing, but these are essentially accurate):
Obama will be impeached in 2011
SCOTUS will strike down Obamacare
Romney will win bigger than Nixon in '72.
Carry on...
I don't recall the first one.
Let's ask the IRS about Justice Roberts.
Oh, and let's ask the IRS about stolen elections, too.

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#13 May 22, 2013
Kemosahbe wrote:
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Romney will win bigger than Nixon in '72.
Carry on...
In West Virginia, he did.

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