The Post reports that "powerful unions were well-represented around the bargaining table."
Participants included AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Andy Stern, head of Service Employees International Union; Anna Burger, head of Change to Win; and the leaders of unions representing teachers, government workers, food and commercial workers, and electricians.
As we already know, Stern and Burger have been the most frequent visitors to the White House during President Obama's first year, logging nearly 60 visits to the West Wing so far, according to visitor logs.
The budget for the Senate bill estimated the excise tax would raise $149 billion through 2019. Now, with unions exempt, expect lawmakers to be hunting elsewhere for the $60 billion unions would've had to pay...
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