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Friday, January 15, 2010

Sarah Palin Implores Union Members To Break With Leadership On Backroom Deal

Sarah wasted no time today as she came out swinging early against the late night backroom deal Barack Obama made with the unions, exempting them from the so called "Cadillac tax" on the top of the line insurance policies that some employers offer.

Anyone who even remotely follows politics knows that Obama owes his entire career to the union thugs at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), a division of ACORN.

With that in mind, it’s not surprising that Obama would bow to pressure from his union thug masters. I mean why not, he has bowed to everyone else!

Sarah’s call to action is pretty self explanatory:

Union Brothers and Sisters: Your Leadership Doesn’t Get It – You Deserve Better

In the latest to come out of D.C.’s backroom health care deals, President Obama yesterday cut a doozy of a deal with labor union bosses. The fed’s health care plan must be so bad that even union bosses had to go to D.C. to say they wanted out. So... to keep their support for a flawed plan they got an exemption to provisions in the deal that others did not. Small business owners, our families running America’s mom & pops, did not get this deal. Ask yourself: why did union bosses get special treatment? And when did our country’s unions get on the wrong track with moves like this that hurt their good members and put them in such a bad light?

Good hard-working, pro-free-market, pro-America union members should join in opposition to their union bosses’ sweetheart deal. Coming from a union background and living in a world with many union memberships among my family and friends, I know that average members will be embarrassed by their bosses’ deal, which basically only delays the heavy tax on their health care plans until 2018 and in the meantime unfairly leaves many fellow Americans in a much less "enviable" position.

Union members don’t want to stick it to non-union colleagues in the private and public sector. Their union leadership is not helping them in the long run, they’re certainly not helping the rest of America, and unfortunately some union bosses are making all union members look bad, selfish, and anti-business with this Big Government backroom deal.

I know that ordinary union members don’t want to hurt their fellow Americans, just as ordinary Nebraskans didn’t want to stick it to the rest of the country with a sweetheart deal on Medicaid subsidies. I urge union members to make their voices heard. Please, call your leadership – don’t put up with these special-interest politics – tell them to fight for all Americans who want common sense health care reform, not this flawed boondoggle.

- Sarah Palin

Obviously, Sarah speaks with great moral authority here, as there are indeed many union members in her family, including her husband Todd. It’s deals like these that only further cement the union thug image in people’s minds.

Unions are already looked at in an incredibly poor light. This backroom deal does absolutely nothing to help that. This sort of thing is just one more reason why many states, including mine, have tough "right to work" laws that severely limit union activities.

I share the same sentiment Sarah has for the average union worker. Most are hard working, all-American people. It’s management, leadership that is corrupt beyond belief.

Also, like Sarah, I see deals like this, and the sweetheart deals that Ben Nelson got for Nebraska, and Mary Landrieu got for Louisiana, both exempting their states from the harmful effects of ObamaCare, as a sure sign that America needs to pull out all stops when it comes to killing ObamaCare before it ever becomes law!

1 comment:


    I was a local County worker. I was civil service, worked there 8 years and made ten bucks per hour...half way decent benefits was all we really had and I PAID FOR THEM. We did NOT have the same "cadillac plan" Fed workers had, or even some state workers had. Yes, it was decent, about like what most good companies have, but was NOTHING SPECIAL. ALOT of plans cost what ours did/does. They arent talking about premiums you pay out of your pocket here, they are talking ACTUAL policy cost, and most policies cost as much as they are calling "cadillac plans". SO ALOT OF PEOPLE WILL BE TAXED...GET READY !!!

    I was never for the union supporting Democrats, but like most Americans, I needed my job and belonging to the union was all but forced there. It was County government and, well, they are primarily ALL LIBERALS there. Especially when you work in Social Services. NOT belonging to the union got you "special treatment" and it wasnt "good" treatment. They of course also pushed you to vote for liberal candidates, telling you they would "protect" your job and benefits ect.. Many THINK we are all lazy, highly paid, rolling in benefits types, which is NOT the case. MANY in local and sometimes state governments too....do NOT make $30.00 per hour and we are not sleeping on our jobs, WE ARE WORKING FOR THE MONEY.

    As Sarah said, I was a "community organizer" with "real responsibilities", working nearly free. But yes, it was a job, and I was blessed to have it. I had worked since I was 16, sometimes two and three jobs at once just to pay bills and buy necessities. I'm not a complainer, just getting to a "point" here.

    EVEN THOUGH, my health care wont be taxed, I NEVER WAS for this horrendous plan. What people arent understanding is THIS....you dont NEED TO BE MAD OVER THIS....we will be FORCED ONTO OBAMA CARE...we wont be escaping this tax for long IF EVER !!!! The unions were FULLY for this health care mess, IF YOU THINK they are going to continue paying ANY of our premiums once Obama Care takes effect....YOU ARE WRONG !!! They wont. We will be FORCED into the same exact crap everyone ELSE will have. UNION MEMBERS ARE GETTING THE SHAFT ALSO HERE !!! We are getting BLAMED for this...and it wasnt a deal that WE MADE !!!

    I am NOT the ONLY "unhappy" union member, there are many others....THE UNION is NOT telling its members we are going to be PUSHED OFF ONTO OBAMA CARE....they want us to think we are gonna be keeping our private plans....but WE WONT BE. They are like most employers, if they dont HAVE TO PAY ANY OF THE PREMIUMS AT ALL....why do it? And, they WONT. SO Union members were THROWN UNDER THE BUS no matter WHICH WAY this went....dont be fooled. We didnt get anything "Special" out of this....its just smoke and mirrors...the same that is being pulled ON ALL OF AMERICA.....