So, let’s review the problem that the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers is facing right now: they were one of the groups that enthusiastically went all out for passing Obamacare, and now they are discovering that…
- Their existing insurance plan? The one that they liked? Yeah, they’re not going to be allowed to keep it.
- The union might have to give up entirely an insurance plan that they offered their retirees. Too expensive.
- Added fees to pay for coverage of people with preexisting conditions. And an excise tax on their gold-plated coverage plans.
- And – this is the piece de resistance – the union’s non-union competition apparently generally consists of companies that are too small to be subject to Obamacare’s mandatory coverage requirements. In other words, they’ll be competing with firms that have a built-in advantage when it comes to making bids.
Now, I know that some people are thinking right now Sucks to be them, then. And that is unkind: after all, the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers is now actively calling for the repeal or complete reform of Obamacare, now that it’s been demonstrated to be shaping up to be an absolute disaster for the union. We are not in the vengeance business (well, unless you’re a terrorist). It is our duty as moral and ethical human beings to help out those who have truly learned their lessons. So you shouldn’t shrug your shoulders, point, and laugh at their sudden realization that they messed up about Obamacare.
…Instead, you should shrug, point, and laugh at the fact that these people STILL haven’t gotten a clue about Barack Obama.
[The United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers] endorsed President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, and had members spread the word to help get him elected. [Union president Kinsley] Robinson says the union has no second thoughts about that regardless of its concerns with the health law.
Sucks to be them, then.
Union that endorsed Obama in 08 and 12 calls for repeal of Obamacare. blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/…
— Brian Faughnan (@BrianFaughnan) April 17, 2013