Two neighbors do the same kind of work. One is a member of a union and the other is not. Both work in fields which require a substantial health insurance plan. So why is it that the neighbor in the non-union job will now pay a 40% tax on a premium health insurance plan and the union neighbor will get a waiver on that tax until 2018? It's another smack in the face to fairness that has been all too common in the Democrat conduct of health care "reform."
First there was the Louisiana Purchase with $300 million going to Louisiana to buy the vote of Senator Mary Landrieu (D). Then, the $100 million Cornhusker compromise which bought the vote of Ben Nelson (D-NE). A slew of other secret backroom deals for other states.
Now, the labor unions, which pumped tens of millions in Obama's 2008 campaign are getting another payoff.
To make up for the lost revenue, Democrats will have to raise taxes on the rest of us.
"The White House and congressional Democrats are picking one group of workers over another," said Antonia Ferrier, spokeswoman for Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner. "If this sounds discriminatory, well it is."Is it any wonder that large and growing majorities oppose these Democrat schemes?