Labor unions feel betrayed by Obamacare

A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the
scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back.

The frog asks, “How do I know you won’t sting me?” The scorpion
says, “Because if I do, I will die too.”

The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream,
the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of
paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown,
but has just enough time to gasp “Why?”

Replies the scorpion: “It’s my nature…”

scorpion & frog

Employees of scorpion Al Gore’s Current TV discovered, too late, the righteous-spewing global warmist is a hypocrite.

Now labor unions also discover, too late, that they’ve been betrayed by scorpion Obama.

Tyler Durden writes for ZeroHedge, Jan. 31, 2013, that the same labor unions who enthusiastically had supported Obamacare now realize – Suprise! — their healthcare plan costs are about to go up. And, as the WSJ puts it, they are now “turning sour”:

Union leaders say many of the law’s requirements will drive up the costs for their health-care plans and make unionized workers less competitive. Among other things, the law eliminates the caps on medical benefits and prescription drugs used as cost-containment measures in many health-care plans. It also allows children to stay on their parents’ plans until they turn 26. [...]

The Sheet Metal Workers International Association helped push for passage of the health law. Mr. Beall said he still believes everyone should have health insurance, but worries the law is undermining the union’s ability to offer coverage.

“If we’re not offering our members insurance and pension, why would you want to be union?” he asked.

The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 of Countryside, Ill., which represents construction workers and insures about 65,000 people, is also examining whether some lower-earning workers would eventually be better off leaving the union-sponsored plan and instead getting federally subsidized insurance.

“I’ve told my members, as this evolves, your health care will not look like it does today,” said James Sweeney, president and business manager of the local. “I have to cut it back.”

John Wilhelm, chairman of Unite Here Health, the insurance plan for 260,000 union workers at places including hotels, casinos and airports, feels betrayed.

He recalls standing next to Barack Obama at a rally in Nevada when he was a 2008 presidential candidate.

“I heard him say, ‘If you like your health plan, you can keep it,’ ” Mr. Wilhelm recalled. Mr. Wilhelm said he expects the administration will craft a solution so that employer health-care plans won’t be hurt. “If I’m wrong, and the president does not intend to keep his word, I would have severe second thoughts about the law.”

But it’s not just labor unions who now realize they’ve been gypped. The WSJ continues:

Employers and consumers across the country will see big changes under the health law, which goes into full effect next year. Insurers will no longer be able to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. Most individuals will be taxed if they don’t carry insurance, and employers with at least 50 workers will face a fine if they don’t provide it. About 30 million Americans are expected to gain insurance under the law.

In fact, the Washington Times reports Obamacare will push 7 million people out of their job-based insurance coverage — nearly twice the previous estimate, according to the latest estimates from the Congressional Budget Office released yesterday, Feb. 5, 2013.

But does this mean labor unions will stop voting for the POS and stop voting Democrat?

Not likely.

Just as it’s the nature of deceiving manipulative scorpions to behave like deceiving manipulative scorpions, it’s the nature of stupid servile delusional frogs to behave like stupid servile delusional frogs.

To all the labor union leaders and rank-and-file, I suggest you look up the definition and meaning of the expression “Useful Idiot“!

H/t FOTM’s Stephanie O.

~Eowyn

16 responses to “Labor unions feel betrayed by Obamacare

  1. Read “The Sign of the Scorpion.” I believe that’s what O’Bomba has in mind for us.

  2. So they thought it would be “free”? Idiots.

  3. Some days I just giggle .

  4. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, the unions feel betrayed by Obama care ; well join the club a$$holes. If you’re looking for sympathy from any of us , toooooooooo bad . If you were dumb enough to vote for a Chicago scheister politician one time , let alone twice ; you get what you deserve .

    HOPE THAT CHANGE IS FEELING REAL GOOD TO YOU FOOLS ! I’m laughing my arse off at you . And I’m sure most on this site are doing the same thing .

  5. Suckers…

  6. The sooner the unions face the consequences of their politics, the better for the nation.

  7. When you sleep with serpents , don’t be surprised if you get bit by the s.o.b. …You were warned , but yet you pulled the lever for hope and change , AGAIN . TOO BAD ,,,,,,,,,,SO SAD ……….you want some cheese with that WHINE ……….?????????????

  8. The unions, just like so many others, were nothing but tools for Obama to further his agenda. This is only the beginning. I suggest they read up on Agenda 21, and encourage the country withdraw from the UN or it is curtains.

  9. unions soon to be clock punchers for the peoples republic of china. want a job soon under the clown empire of obama all companies will be owned by china

  10. Too bad, so sad. Suck it up buttercup!

  11. You all seem to forget the fact that there were a lot of unions that opposed this. Consider that this law is going to hurt union members’ coverage more than non-union simply because of its impact on multi-employer healthcare funds. That is why so many opposed it.

    But that isn’t really important if you’re only looking to make an idiotic comment on the internet. So keep it up, it makes for very enjoyable reading!

    • Name the labor unions that opposed Obamacare, other than those that obtained Obamacare waivers.

      From The Daily Caller: “By and large, unions backed the health care overhaul, a law from which nearly a half million of their workers are now exempt…. Labor unions continued to receive the overwhelming majority of waivers from the president’s Health Care reform law since the Obama administration tightened application rules last summer. Documents released in a classic Friday afternoon news dump show that labor unions representing 543,812 workers received waivers from President Barack Obama‘s signature legislation since June 17, 2011.”

      http://dailycaller.com/2012/01/06/labor-unions-primary-recipients-of-obamacare-waivers/

    • Yeah, I can count the number of goonions that opposed CommieCare on about three fingers, and every one of them were private sector.

      As for the government sector goonion morons, they fell all over themselves supporting the comrade Dear Ruler, but that’s what happens when you read at a fifth grade level.

      -And I am talking today’s fifth grade level in government skrewels, which I consider to be functionally illiterate.

      Government-educated goonion members made their beds, and now they are going to have to sleep in them.

      Imagine my distress.

      -Dave

  12. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this post. I enjoyed the analogy of the frog and the scorpion. So now the Labor Unions are upset with Obamacare! You mean they didn’t read and analyze the 2,000 page document, just like Congress?

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