Sunday, March 09, 2014

When Labor Unions Sound Like Republicans, You Know That Obamacare Isn't Working "Like It's Supposed To"

Recently the president said that his signature legislative achievement is working just like it's supposed to.  Is there anyone who really believes that?  Increasingly, our (Democratic) labor unions don't:
A new labor union research report offers a scathing indictment of how Obamacare affects middle-class workers. The report features a series of arguments that conservatives have long made about the law, right down to mentioning the language of "unintended consequences."

Jon Ralston has the report. "Ironically, the administration's own signature healthcare victory poses one of the most immediate challenges to redressing inequality," says Unite Here, which is comprised of service workers. "Yes, the Affordable Care Act will help many more Americans gain some health insurance coverage, a significant step forward for equality. At the same time, without smart fixes, the ACA threatens the middle class with higher premiums, loss of hours, and a shift to part-time work and less comprehensive coverage."

It's a criticism that could have been written by any Republican -- in fact, Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., wrote the same thing in a Politico op-ed last month...

The union and Obama are also at odds on the matter of whether Obamacare will cause businesses to cut their employees' weekly hours below 30 to avoid the law's mandates.
Remember, not a single Republican voted for this law.  And remember that the next time Democrats talk about the importance of bipartisanship--which they will the next time Republicans run the entire show.

1 comment:

PeggyU said...

Working like it's supposed to? That depends on what the real intent was, I suppose.