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Should ObamaCare force Taxpayers to pay for UNION workers health care?

Antilabor forces say it’s welfare for the UAW and Democrats’ union allies. Labor supporters say it falls short of what’s needed as tens of thousands of union members are pushed into early retirement as employers cut back health care coverage.
They’re both talking about a $10-billion provision tucked deep inside thousands of pages of health care overhaul bills that could help the UAW’s retiree health-care plan and other union-backed plans.
It would see the government — at least temporarily — pay 80 cents on the dollar to corporate and union insurance plans for claims between $15,000 and $90,000 for retirees age 55 to 64. …
Greg Mourad of the National Right to Work Committee called it “a shameless case of political payback,” saying Democrats and President Barack Obama are trying “to force the rest of us to pay billions to cover those unions’ health care.”

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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 3:49 PM on Aug. 24, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (12)
  • grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:49 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • Why not, after the bailouts we're already paying their wages.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:54 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • First the union forces GM into bankruptcy, then they get a government bail-out to keep their jobs, and NOW they want the government to pay for their insurance too? They are lucky to have their damn jobs! We should have let GM fail.

    This administration is so deep in bed with UAW; imagine what they are breeding under the covers. *shudder*
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 3:57 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • No way!!!! Let their union dues pay for it - ooh that has to cover the insurance of the union bosses.
    toastmama

    Answer by toastmama at 4:26 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • Its not going to happen. Obama is not going to get what he wants on healthcare.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 4:43 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • I am telling you every single day it is something else even more stupid then the day before.
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 5:31 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • Nope but Obama has the unions dick so far up his ass we will be paying for it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:33 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • NO
    TBandNCmommy

    Answer by TBandNCmommy at 5:45 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • No, but if O. gets his way, if they cram that health care crap thru, who knows what will happen?
    agentwanda

    Answer by agentwanda at 6:21 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • No
    tyme4me2day

    Answer by tyme4me2day at 7:02 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

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