Friday, January 15, 2010

Unions Will Be Exempt from the 'Cadillac Health Tax'

If there needs to be any further proof that Obama is bought and paid for by unions, here it is. NyPo reports:
Big Labor got some big love from President Obama and congressional Democrats yesterday after they agreed to exempt union workers from the whopping “Cadillac tax” on high-cost health-care plans until 2018.

The sweetheart deal, hammered out behind closed doors, will save union employees at least $60 billion over the years involved, while others won't be as lucky -- they'll have to cough up almost $90 billion.

The 40 percent excise tax on what have come to be called "Cadillac" health-care plans would exempt collective-bargaining contracts covering government employees and other union members until Jan. 1, 2018

In another major concession to labor, the value of dental and vision plans would be exempt from the tax even after the deal expires in eight years, negotiators said...

Officials said the deal was thrashed out over more than 15 hours of negotiating at the White House that ended after midnight Wednesday.

Powerful unions were well-represented around the bargaining table.

Participants included AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Andy Stern, head of Service Employees International Union; Anna Burger, head of Change to Win; and the leaders of unions representing teachers, government workers, food and commercial workers, and electricians.

Stern has been one of the most frequent visitors to the White House. When I asked him last year what he talks to the President about, the gregarious Stern suddenly got to busy to talk to me. With news like this, it's getting pretty obvious as to the plotting that goes on between Obama and Stern, and why Stern suddenly is "busy" when he is asked about it.

1 comment:

  1. Wenzel,

    Good work!

    When I earn a dollar, the government takes 30% of it. When I spend the 70% that is left at a restaurant, the government takes another 7%. When the money is earned by the business they pay 12% into SS and worker's comp/unemployment insurance, and then the owner and his employees each pay 30% to the government on what is left that winds up in their pocket (not to mention all the suppliers who are paying 30% on what they earn, along with the 7% sales tax everytime they sell).

    Now they'll charge you "sales tax" on your health plans, too.

    Let's just make it 100% and get this whole communism thing over with.

    This ain't your grandpa's Fatherland!