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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Dems Sucker Punch Mass Union Members

The Senate health care bill, which Martha Coakley supports, contains a massive tax on the middle class which will hit union members particularly hard. The tax on so-called "Cadillac" health plans is opposed by organized labor, and could be a big reason why union rank-and-file members in Massachusetts vote for Scott Brown.

In the past days, the unions have been huddled with Obama trying to work out an exemption for union health plans from the tax. This exemption is opposed by progressives who understand the implications because it would create two tiers of workers and further isolate unions from the majority of American workers.

Whether a deal gets worked out, and how it would affect the ultimate passage of the bill, remains to be seen.

One thing is clear. News of a "tentative" deal is being leaked for the specific purpose of easing the pressure on Martha Coakley in the election next Tuesday.

Even a tentative deal, however, will not necessarily pass, and it may be changed in closed-door negotiations which will not be revealed until after the special election.

Any Massachusetts union worker who votes for Coakley because of this tentative deal is being played for a sucker. So get ready to be sucker punched on January 20.

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  1. http://www.slate.com/blogs/blogs/kausfiles/archive/2010/01/14/how-to-blow-it-all-in-one-twitter.aspx

    The Unions will also be bought off with Card Check.

    Then the tax on middle class health care tax can go through.

  2. Holy buckets...Martha Coakley is a NIGHTMARE.

    Don't believe me? Just ask Gerald Amirault about the woman who kept him in jail for 18 years when she KNEW the evidence against him was fabricated.

    Do we want to see someone like Mike Nifong become a Senator?

    Listen to Amirault's story here:


    The exact WRONG person for the job of representing the people.

  3. So, what effect do you think this has on the campaign?

  4. I think that people do need to be reminded of the Amirault case because this woman has no real sense of justice. She seems to be a radical feminist.

    Also, you need to contrast how she behaved in other cases, where she ignored the well-being of children who were in fact being abused.

    As for the unions, I do hope that the union members will not take the bait regarding any deal being worked out. They will find out that they have been had yet again.

  5. Wouldn't exempting union members from the "Cadillac" tax, and the Amish from having to buy insurance, violate the equal protection provisions of the constitution?

  6. Img,

    Honestly I don't think they care too much about the constitution. This is insane what they are doing.