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Unions Bailing On Barack?

Pretty much every talking point used by U.S. President Barack Obama to sell his socialized medicine plan three years ago has been exposed as a lie. “Obamacare” isn’t going to lower health care costs … it’s going to raise them (by more than $4,000 for the cheapest coverage option). It’s not…

Pretty much every talking point used by U.S. President Barack Obama to sell his socialized medicine plan three years ago has been exposed as a lie.

“Obamacare” isn’t going to lower health care costs … it’s going to raise them (by more than $4,000 for the cheapest coverage option). It’s not going to reduce the deficit … it’s going to blow it up (by more than $1 trillion over the coming decade, according to the latest Congressional Budget Office estimates). And on top of that it’s a tax hike … even though Obama vowed that “under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase.”

Then there was this doozy …

“If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what,” Obama said repeatedly in selling his proposal.

Yeah … not so much. In fact even Obama’s staunchest ally – Big Labor – has finally realized it got sold a bill of goods as it relates to this promise.

Why does Big Labor care? Because it operates costly health care plans – and it’s afraid the new law will result in these plans being abandoned in favor of government-run “exchanges.”

“If the workers can get benefits that are as good through Obamacare in the exchanges, then why do you need the union?” one industry analyst recently told the Associated Press.

Unions are already facing declining membership – particularly in the private sector. According to the latest U.S. Department of Labor data, only 6.6 percent of the private sector is unionized. All told, only 11.3 percent of the nation’s workforce is unionized – a 97-year low.

Obamacare’s exchanges are supposed to be implemented starting October 1 – although it remains unclear whether the federal government will make that deadline. After all, twenty-six states refused to implement Obamacare’s exchanges – effectively throwing that obligation back into Obama’s lap. Another seven states are running cooperative exchanges with the federal government.

In addition to the costs associated with erecting these plans, there’s concern that these government-run exchanges will not create sufficient “competition.” This is why U.S. Sen. Max Baucus (D-Montana) has predicted Obamacare’s implementation would be a “train wreck.”

Well, well … we said repeatedly that Obamacare was a tax-hiking, cost-raising, deficit-busting monstrosity … and we were right.

Like P.J. O’Rourke said, “if you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free.”

Sadly, we’re all about to find out …

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12 comments

Frank Pytel May 26, 2013 at 6:50 pm

It’s only a ‘train wreck’ because it’s OboneheadCare and not BaucusCare.

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1924252,00.html

BBBwwwahahahahaahahahahaha

Have a Great Day!! :) There won’t be many left with the Demlicans and Republicrats in charge.

Frank Pytel

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Frank Pytel May 26, 2013 at 6:50 pm

It’s only a ‘train wreck’ because it’s OboneheadCare and not BaucusCare.

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1924252,00.html

BBBwwwahahahahaahahahahaha

Have a Great Day!! :) There won’t be many left with the Demlicans and Republicrats in charge.

Frank Pytel

Good Catch on this one FITS. Thanks for following it. HAGD!! :)

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Howie Richs Neighbor May 26, 2013 at 7:02 pm

Yeh next thing ya know why Hell theyll be supporting your boy Rand Paul or President!

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Frank Pytel May 26, 2013 at 7:10 pm

http://washingtonexaminer.com/top-labor-union-stands-with-rand-paul-on-immigration/article/2524823

You never know :)

Have a Great Day!! :) There won’t be many left with the Demlicans and Republicrats in charge.

Frank Pytel

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Howie Richs Neighbor May 26, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Youre right!And maybe the Tea Party will support Hillary!(I love it will the silliness gets going !)

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Howie Richs Neighbor May 26, 2013 at 7:02 pm

Yeh next thing ya know why Hell theyll be supporting your boy Rand Paul or President!

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Frank Pytel May 26, 2013 at 7:10 pm

http://washingtonexaminer.com/top-labor-union-stands-with-rand-paul-on-immigration/article/2524823

You never know :)

Have a Great Day!! :) There won’t be many left with the Demlicans and Republicrats in charge.

Frank Pytel

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Howie Richs Neighbor May 26, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Youre right!And maybe the Tea Party will support Hillary!(I love it will the silliness gets going !)

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Smirks May 26, 2013 at 9:51 pm

http://www.sacbee.com/2013/05/24/5444822/california-health-exchange-reveals.html

Oh no! The exchanges are affordable even before the subsidies!

A Family Care Health Plans official on Thursday said the insurer will ask the state for even greater decrease in requested rates. CEO Jeff Heatherington says the company realized its analysts were too pessimistic after seeing online that its proposed premiums were the highest.

“That was my question when I saw the rates was, ‘Can we go in and refile these?’” he said. “We’re going to try to get these to a competitive range.”

http://m.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/05/20/oregon-may-be-the-white-houses-favorite-health-exchange/

Oh no! Exchanges are causing competition!

Remember the link where RomneyCare didn’t increase hospital use or costs and greatly increasing coverage?

Meanwhile, SC fights exchanges and expanding Medicaid while we twiddle our thumbs as we do absolutely nothing here to improve health insurance and coverage. GOPers in Congress vote 37 times to end ObamaCare with zero replacement.

Better tell Baucus to open his goddamn eyes, or look up the definition of competition again.

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Smirks May 26, 2013 at 9:51 pm

http://www.sacbee.com/2013/05/24/5444822/california-health-exchange-reveals.html

Oh no! The exchanges are affordable even before the subsidies!

A Family Care Health Plans official on Thursday said the insurer will ask the state for even greater decrease in requested rates. CEO Jeff Heatherington says the company realized its analysts were too pessimistic after seeing online that its proposed premiums were the highest.

“That was my question when I saw the rates was, ‘Can we go in and refile these?’” he said. “We’re going to try to get these to a competitive range.”

http://m.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/05/20/oregon-may-be-the-white-houses-favorite-health-exchange/

Oh no! Exchanges are causing competition!

Remember the link where RomneyCare didn’t increase hospital use or costs and greatly increasing coverage?

Meanwhile, SC fights exchanges and expanding Medicaid while we twiddle our thumbs as we do absolutely nothing here to improve health insurance and coverage. GOPers in Congress vote 37 times to end ObamaCare with zero replacement.

Better tell Baucus to open his goddamn eyes, or look up the definition of competition again.

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Bill Sherman May 28, 2013 at 8:31 pm

Labor Unions must send money to the Democrats they can’t help it.These union bosses can’t do any other way.

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Bill Sherman May 28, 2013 at 8:31 pm

Labor Unions must send money to the Democrats they can’t help it.These union bosses can’t do any other way.

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