Thursday, September 12, 2013

Related Update): This has the potential to be big....

Related Update: Unions across the land continue to rebel against the Obamacare Monster, a trend that can only be beneficial to its ultimate undoing. From an article in the NYTimes (no less!):
“If the Affordable Care Act is not fixed and it destroys the health and welfare funds that we have fought for and stand for, then I believe it needs to be repealed,” said Terence M. O’Sullivan, president of the Laborers’ International Union of North America. “We don’t want it to be repealed. We want it to be fixed, fixed, fixed.
Read the entire article, here.

Original Post:  An article out today at the Washington Examiner reports that the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers, and Allied Workers became the first union in the country to openly, and formally, call for the repeal of Obamacare.  Given that unions in general, and this one in particular, were huge supporters of the initiative from the beginning, this is a major blow to the Dems and other supporters of Obamacare.  With any luck, other unions will see the light, and join in calling for the repeal of Obamacare.  Here's an insightful excerpt from the public statement one of the union leaders gave yesterday:
 “Our Union and its members have supported President Obama and his Administration for both of his terms in office.  But regrettably, our concerns over certain provisions in the ACA have not been addressed, or in some instances, totally ignored. In the rush to achieve its passage, many of the Act’s provisions were not fully conceived, resulting in unintended consequences that are inconsistent with the promise that those who were satisfied with their employer sponsored coverage could keep it.
 Read the article here.