Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Why the Unions Support ObamaCare

Union support for ObamaCare is obvious: they provide thugs, placards, "volunteers", busses to transport members all over the countryside to agitate, phone-banks, emails--you name it.

There's good reason for that, too.

Union bosses who have mismanaged benefits for their own members are poised to receive a $10 billion bailout from U.S. taxpayers in the form of a “reinsurance program” that has been folded into the healthcare bill, according to the Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI).

...Section 164 of the Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 provides that the government pay 80 cents on the dollar to corporate and union insurance plans for claims between $15,000 and $90,000 for retirees age 55 to 64. Union health insurance funds only have about 30 cents available to cover each dollar of anticipated claims, according to the Lewin Group and other research outfits

See, when union members find out that their 'leaders' have screwed up their health-trust-funds, union members might become PO'd. A LOT of PO'd. And since unions are good at thuggery, those "leaders" are justifiably concerned about their longevity in office.

Much easier to have the taxpayers bail them out, no?

2 comments:

asianbadger said...

Actually, the unions need the "public office" since they keep voting their jobs away.

RAG said...

The health care crisis is fueled by the fact that there's just too much scandal to go around on all sides of the issue.

Make no mistake, folks, this plan bears no resemblance to the Canadian system.

Yes, the Canuckistani system isn't free from problems and is widely misunderstood. But I lived there and have some idea of how it works (and doesn't). That system could never fly here because ours is way too far gone.

In some ways that's unfortunate because, at a minimum, one thing the Canadian system allows is the ability of small business to compete for talent by spreading the health care costs.

Obamacare is just another way to perpetuate present day corruption.