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Labor unions...Surprise!

Labor unions...Surprise!

POSTED: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 11:56am

UPDATED: Monday, July 22, 2013 - 1:35pm

Big labor is finally waking up to the “Obamacare” nightmare.

Big labor has been in the Democrats’ pockets for years.

They raised a lot of the money to get Democrats elected in the last few years.

In fact, they raised enough to push through “Obamacare.”

Like so many others, they sat there and heard the President go on and on about how great the Affordable Care Act was and that everyone could keep their insurance if they liked it.

Then, I guess they started paying attention to the news.

Now, it’s dawning on labor leaders, just like it dawned on everyone else, this health care plan is bad and it can cost jobs.

It can cause jobs to be eliminated and other jobs being cut down to part-time because of mandates.

So, big labor boss fired off a letter to the President.

You may have heard of him, his name is Jimmy Hoffa.

Yes, that's Jimmy Hoffa's son.

Forbes reports what he wrote.

"We have a problem," they wrote. “And you need to fix it."

"The unintended consequences of the ACA are severe," they continue. "Perverse incentives are causing nightmare scenarios. First, the law creates an incentive for employers to keep employees' work hours below 30 hours a week. Numerous employers have begun to cut workers' hours to avoid this obligation, and many of them are doing so openly. The impact is two-fold: fewer hours means less pay while also losing our current health benefits."

Jimmy, welcome to the party.

You campaigned and paid for this entire production.

Now, like the rest of us, you get to drink this foul water.

That's my point of view, what’s yours?

You can e-mail me at or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.

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'Unintended consequences' are the least of it. Remember Pelosi, "We have to pass it in order to see what is in it'. I'm not sure who is more stupid, her or the people who voted for her and Obama.

Well so the labor unions are starting to get sticker shock. That is why Obama want's to ignore the law and say large companies can skate for now. See large companies usually mean.... LABOR UNIONS!

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