Saturday, July 20, 2013
Union Letter: Obamacare Will ‘Destroy The Very Health and Wellbeing’ of Workers - Corporate Intelligence - WSJ
The roll out of President Obama’s health care reform package was always going to be tricky, with vehement opposition from his political opponents and pushback from employers large and small. But after announcing last week that penalties for companies failing to comply with the law will be delayed by a year, the Affordable Care Act has a new, high profile set of dissenters: Unions.
The leaders of three major U.S. unions, including the highly influential Teamsters, have sent a scathing letter to Democratic leaders in Congress, warning that unless changes are made, President Obama’s health care reform plan will “destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.”
I'm just an innocent bystander in all this. The MSM gives us rosy scenarios while the right wing blogs and ezines that I read say Obamacare is going to be a train wreck. So far, I can see the fiasco that is electronic medical records, which could be considered sort of little prelude to Obamacare. I don't know what's going to happen, but so far, it looks like the train wreckers are winning. Oh, and if it does turn out to be a spectacularly expensive train wreck, I'm sure no public servant will pay the slightest price. They'll be getting rich giving speeches. --ts