After working so hard to get President Obama elected so he could pass Obamacare, and then working so hard to get him re-elected so it wasn’t repealed, unions now want waivers so they don’t have to deal with the mess they helped create.
Major unions like the AFL-CIO and the Teamsters are now demanding that they be allowed to stay on their current health care plans and receive government subsidies to cover the increased costs some of Obamacare’s provisions will impose on lower-income workers. They want to eat their government cake and have it too. What else is new? Who would foot the bill? You guessed it: We, the taxpayers.
The rank hypocrisy of Obamacare-backing unions began almost immediately after the passage of the bill three years ago, with hundreds of thousands of union workers being exempted from the law through waivers from the Obama administration.
In total, more than 1,200 entities were granted waivers from President Obama‘s signature legislation, the vast majority of them labor unions. In fact, unions representing 543,812 workers received waivers, while only 69,813 employees at private firms, many of them small businesses, managed to secure a waiver.
The same unions that fought tooth and nail to impose this program on all Americans used million-dollar lobbyists to make sure they didn’t have to play by the same rules as the rest of us.
I’m still confused as to how some groups can get a waiver on a law, but others still have to follow it?
Anyone tell me how that works? Legally, I mean. What ever happened to equal protection under the law?
Oh, wait. I remember now:
Hat Tip: My Pet Jawa