Thursday, December 10, 2009

Unions Don't Like Taxes

It is true. Unions don't want taxes on their members.

Union leaders, among the most passionate backers of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, pressed Democratic senators Thursday to drop a tax on high-value insurance plans to pay for remaking the nation's system.

Members of several labor unions denounced the proposed tax on so-called "Cadillac plans," arguing it wouldn't just hit CEOs but also middle-class Americans who did without salary increases to negotiate better health benefits.

"I support health care reform but I can't afford this tax," Valerie Castle Stanley, an AT&T call center worker and member of the Communications Workers of America, said at a news conference outside the Capitol. "For families like mine that are on a budget, the results will be devastating."
The US Government has never met a budget it couldn't bust. I don't know what the Union guys are complaining about any way. Aren't they willing to sacrifice for the sake of providing almost universal health care?

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