Unions Get Waivers Favors Bought With Political Cash

January 11, 2012 08:48

From the very start they carved out special exemptions for themselves, showing all the earmarks of political favors in exchange for campaign contributions. The actual skyrocketing costs, reduced choices and lousy service were shoved on the rest of us. – IBD


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In a telltale Friday-night document dump, the White House released records showing the latest lucky recipients of Obama-Care cost waivers. By the wildest of coincidences, 87% of them belong to Big Labor unions.


This isn’t conspiracy thinking. Judicial Watch obtained records from closed-door meetings between Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO, Andy Stern of the SEIU and other labor advocates of health care nationalization, and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Vice President Joe Biden, Majority Leader Harry Reid and ex-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. They point to deals cut to benefit Big Labor.


… unions together shelled out $100 million in 2010 to keep Democrats in office after the fiasco.


This is political corruption at its worst. ObamaCare can’t be called a law anymore, let alone an equalizer of health care access, as it has claimed — it’s just a machine for dispensing political favors, paid for by the rest of us.



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