Armstrong Williams

Nonunion workers of America unite and defeat health care reform legislation before you are screwed.

President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Read, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the leaders of the Democratic Congress have negotiated a health care compromise which screws nonunion American workers. Under the terms of the compromise, Cadillac health insurance plans for unionized and government employees will be exempt from a 40% tax on these rich plans. However, the 40% tax will be paid on identical plans provided to nonunionized private sector employees. This compromise will add about $60 billion to the costs of the pending health care reform legislation. It is an understatement to say that this compromise is grossly unfair to nonunion American workers and is a national scandal to payoff the political allies of the Democratic Party.

The union bosses who agreed to this compromise should be ashamed of their hypocrisy toward American workers. Union leaders have once again shown that they care more about their power and influence in the Democratic Party than they do about American workers. It is no wonder that the labor union movement in the United States has been declining for decades. American workers in the private sector have long recognized organized labor’s Faustian bargain with the Democratic Party and have been abandoning the labor movement. Unions represent 9% of the private sector workers today compared to a high of 36% in 1945.

Americans need to take a serious look at how the Democrats controlling the White House and Congress are abusing their power and ignoring the will of the people in the name of health care reform. The Cadillac insurance tax exemption is only the most recent bribe to a reluctant constituency that Congressional Democratic leaders have concocted to pass unpopular health care reform. A number of other bribes have surfaced from closed congressional negotiations over the past several weeks.

The “Cornhusker Kickback” negotiated by Democratic Senator Nelson of Nebraska unfairly exempted his state from future unfunded Medicare and Medicaid mandates generated by the health care reform legislation. These as yet undisclosed costs estimated to be in the billions of dollars will be paid by the taxpayers of the remaining 49 states. Senator Nelson negotiated such a sweet heard deal for his constituents that a majority of the voters of Nebraska are embarrassed at their senator’s unconscionable fleecing of their fellow Americans.


Armstrong Williams

Armstrong Williams is a widely-syndicated columnist, CEO of the Graham Williams Group, and hosts the Armstrong Williams Show. He is the author of Reawakening Virtues.
 
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