Unions are putting on the pressure to get exemptions from the very Obamacare law they fought for.
“We will be damned if we are going to lose our health insurance because of unintended consequences in the law,” thundered Terry O’Sullivan, president of the Laborers’ International Union of North America. “It needs to be changed. It needs to be fixed. And it needs to be fixed now!”
They have stopped short of demonizing the law itself because they want the rest of us to suffer under the law, just not them. They will lose their membership and the dues they pay if Obamacare is allowed to damage the health benefits of their workers.
The unions, according to Newsmax, will be meeting in the White House today about the bill. The rumors from the White House are that a deal will be made. Obama is rewriting the Obamacare law from the White House, even though it is illegal to do so. He will have no problem accommodating them and they will have no problem accepting his largesse with our tax money. [Update: Unions have not received an exemption yet because the WH can’t find a legal way to do it though that hasn’t stopped them before. They will keep trying to find a way however.]
That is not all.
Obama lost his case at the Supreme Court of the United States when he illegally appointed members to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) during a recess that wasn’t. He let the illegally-appointed members continue operating and then reappointed them. That didn’t work so his plan now is to tell the unions to appoint his selections to the NLRB.
At the same time, Trumka wants to open up union membership to workers in non-union jobs and to far-left organizations such as La Raza, giving the left, in combination with the Executive Branch, unbridled power.
How is this any different from any budding dictatorship?