Mar
09
2014

Big Labor: Wait, this #Obamacare thing we passed is going to hurt *us*?

Unite Here has discovered the indifference of Barack Obama:

A national union that represents 300,000 low-wage hospitality workers charges in a new report that Obamacare will slam wages, cut hours, limit access to health insurance and worsen the very “income equality” President Obama says he is campaigning to fix.

Unite Here warned that due to Obamacare’s much higher costs for health insurance than what union workers currently pay, the result will be a pay cut of up to $5 an hour. “If employers follow the incentives in the law, they will push families onto the exchanges to buy coverage. This will force low-wage service industry employees to spend $2.00, $3.00 or even $5.00 an hour of their pay to buy similar coverage,” said the union in a new report.

I have a free tip for Unite Here: don’t brag about the fact that your union was the first one to endorse Barack Obama for President (like they did, later in the article). It doesn’t have the rhetorical effect that was apparently expected. And it certainly doesn’t encourage the GOP to care about your troubles…

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: I do have quite a bit of sympathy for the actual low-wage workers who are going to get hammered by this; but I have to note something.  This Donald ‘D’ Taylor fellow that’s pounding on the table so about how his workers are being worked over: he himself makes over $175K a year. Sounds like Taylor has made out pretty darn well by the Democrats taking over Congress, huh?  Regular working men and women, not so much.

But don’t mind the bloated plutocrat.  One whose household doesn’t make nearly as much money as that stalwart Servant of the People D Taylor, but apparently being a reliable Democrat makes up for all sins…

7 Comments

  • qixlqatl says:

    Sympathy? For the useful idiots in ‘Unite Here’? Because they got hammered by the government they voted for? I got (am getting) hammered by the same government, but I didn’t vote for it. If they starve to death en-masse I will shed not a single tear. They’re getting what they asked for, good and hard. Too bad they won’t actually learn anything from the experience.

    • jetty says:

      I can’t even laugh at them any more.

      • qixlqatl says:

        Bottom line: stupid is supposed to hurt.

        • acat says:

          Yep. People are supposed to learn from making bad life choices, not be dusted off, told it’s not their fault, and sent on their way.
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          Those who figure this out *despite* a public school educmacation will rule us all.
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          Mew

  • Herp McDerp says:

    For the past fifty years, a core belief of the Democratic Party has been complete denial of the concept that good intentions can lead to bad consequences. As a result, whenever something bad happens, it must be somebody else’s fault.

    • qixlqatl says:

      +1

    • acat says:

      “Unintended Consequences” my left nut.
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      Worth noting that Obama gets one brownie point for looking like he’s trying to “fix” the “unintended consequences” of Obamacare.
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      Of course, I have to dock Obama six brownie points so far, since every time he’s tried to “fix” it, he’s just caused *more* “consequences”.
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      Mew

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