The Unions vs Obama on the Cadillac Tax

This healthcare bill is going to be expensive. Obama and the other Democrats have promised the world with this bill but are now realizing that they have to pay for this boondogle. So the other day Obama took a very risky step in deciding…

“I’m on record as saying that taxing Cadillac plans that don’t make people healthier but just take more money out of their pockets because they’re paying more for insurance than they need to, that’s actually a good idea, and that helps bend the cost curve,” Obama said in an interview with National Public Radio just before Christmas. “That helps to reduce the cost of health care over the long term. I think that’s a smart thing to do.” FOX

It didn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that this would not go over well with the AFL-CIO and the SEIU among the other Unions. I’m just surprised it took them so long to react.

But react they did. They demanded a meeting with Obama in order to discuss why he’s putting any financial pressure on the Unions, the group that helped him significantly in his election. And it’s because of that that Obama will “play” with the Unions. This is where we will be seeing Chicago Politics in action. There is no way the Unions will be paying the Cadillac Tax and Obama will find a way to pay for his healthcare bill at someone’s expense.

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