And you can add the AFL-CIO to those who would be doing the tossing even though they have to say they still support ObamaCare.<quoted text>
If the US had a parliamentary system, Prime Minister Obama would be out on his ass today.
The AFL-CIO is finally realizing one thing: When President Obama said "if you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it," he wasn't telling the truth. In the case of union worker healthcare plans, without a fix, Obamacare will make current coverage unaffordable and therefore unavailable. Late Wednesday, the AFL-CIO passed another scathing resolution criticizing President Obama's signature legislation.
The AFL-CIO approved a resolution saying that President Obama's health care overhaul will drive up the costs of union-sponsored health plans to the point that workers and employers are forced to abandon them.
In a strongly worded resolution released Wednesday, the federation said that labor unions still support the Affordable Care Act's overall goals of reducing health costs and bringing coverage to all Americans, but added that the law is being implemented in a way that is "highly disruptive" to union health care plans.
Some individual unions have complained about the law's impact for months, but the resolution marks the first time the nation's largest labor federation has gone on record embracing that view. Unions were among the most enthusiastic backers of the law when it passed in 2010.
Back in August, AFL-CIO Nevada passed a resolution to openly criticize Obamacare.
Two weeks ago, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who has been an honored guest of Obama's at many Washington events, openly admitted mistakes were made with Obamacare and that the legislation needs to be "tweeked."
“It still needs to be tweaked,” said Trumka, who pointed to the possibility that union members will lose their health insurance because of the inability of some union plans to qualify for federal tax subsidies.
Looks like the few that will get to keep the coverage they have now and like are the few that currently live in the White House when they aren't taking expensive vacations and throwing lavish A-lister parties.
"Let them eat spinach," said Marie Michelle Obama.