Unions Now Want Federal Subsidies To Pay Their Obamacare Taxes!

Unions Now Want Federal Subsidies To Pay Their Obamacare Taxes!

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-By Warner Todd Huston

Unions were some of the biggest pushers of Obamacare. Nearly every major union in the country called Obama’s healthcare the right cure for all America’s ills. And now? Well, now the unions want free government money given to them so they can pay the exorbitant taxes Obamacare will force on us all.

Even as unions advocated forcing Obamacare on all of us because it would be “the right thing to do,” even as the unions think we all should “sacrifice” to implement Obamacare… now they want to be given special dispensation to get out of its consequences by demanding fee government money to help them pay for the huge rise in insurance costs that Obamacare will force on everyone.

What the unions want is taxpayer money to help them pay their insurance costs while non-union workers would have to foot their entire bill as well as the union’s bills.

As the Wall Street Journal reports:

Top officers at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the AFL-CIO and other large labor groups plan to keep pressing the Obama administration to expand the federal subsidies to these jointly run plans, warning that unionized employers may otherwise drop coverage. A handful of unions say they already have examined whether it makes sense to shift workers off their current plans and onto private coverage subsidized by the government. But dropping insurance altogether would undermine a central point of joining a union, labor leaders say.

The Heritage Foundation properly notes that we should all be getting a reprieve from Obamacare.

Rather than unions or other politically influential groups receiving special treatment, all Americans should get a reprieve from Obamacare and its erroneous consequences. Government subsidies are made of taxpayer dollars, so more subsidies will inevitably result in more taxes, which is not the solution. The only way to pardon everyone from Obamacare’s damaging effects is to repeal it. Luckily, there is still time.

Heritage has a great info graphic on the estimated loss of employer coverage after full implementation of Obamacare, too.


Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, BigJournalsim.com and all Breitbart News' other sites, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.