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Unions and Obamacare

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Unions have found that ObamaCare will cost them money and possibly membership.

Charles Lane, in the Washington Post, points out  that unions negotiate “Cadillac” health coverage as a primary service to their members. Under the Affordable Care Act those plans get hit with a 40% excise tax.

So, while Big Business gets waived from the “employer mandate”, Big Labor gets nothing.

Unions Left Out

Don’t know why the Republicans haven’t jumped on this, but they should at least be pleased to learn that Obama’s not a socialist.

Right to Riot


Civility is one of the most absurdly abused of our political values. It is always centrally important to our functioning as a democracy — right up until the time someone proposes crossing the unions. Then, it goes from “can’t we all get along?” to “nothing to see here.”

Rich Lowry in Politico

“Moreover, it is more than slightly ironic that Democrats, the fiercely pro-choice party, reserve free choice for aborting a fetus while denying it for such matters as choosing your child’s school or joining a union.”

Krauthammer in the Washington Post

Warm Huggies

Robert Samuelson calls Obama’s pipeline decision an act of insanity.