but didn't he campaign on no special interests buying the white house?
"Big Labor got some big love from President Obama and congressional Democrats yesterday after they agreed to exempt union workers from the whopping “Cadillac tax” on high-cost health-care plans until 2018.
The sweetheart deal, hammered out behind closed doors, will save union employees at least $60 billion over the years involved, while others won't be as lucky -- they'll have to cough up almost $90 billion.
Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/unions_get_pecial_treatment_in_health_AB053CwqPIJlIxXAm37DOM#ixzz0chtEbpl5
Translation - union employees will be tax exempt while non-union employees will make up their share. Union employees' vision and dental will always be exempt, nobody else's will. They are also offsetting this by taxing even MORE money from medical devices. Hearing aids, prosthetics, dentures, prices on all will go up.
Answer by NotPanicking at 1:29 PM on Jan. 15, 2010
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Answer by 29again at 1:46 PM on Jan. 15, 2010
AngelDawn--I've been crossing my fingers and toes!!!
I HOPE this is true! (considering it's a local poll IN Massachusetts, it's definitely a good sign!)
Answer by LoriKeet at 1:48 PM on Jan. 15, 2010
Answer by AngelDawn7 at 1:51 PM on Jan. 15, 2010
Answer by LoriKeet at 1:57 PM on Jan. 15, 2010