HO, HO, HO!
18 Democrat Senators have written to Harry Reid asking for a delay in implementation of the Obamacare medical device act. Each and everyone of those Senators voted for it before they were against it. Now the same Dems who voted for this job killing piece of garbage are admitting it’s a job killing piece of garbage.
In a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid, 18 Democrat senators and senators-elect have asked for “a delay in the implementation” of the Obamacare medical device tax. Like most of the significant tax increases in Obamacare, the medical device tax is scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1, 2013, conveniently after the 2012 presidential election.
Each of the 18 Democrat signatories voted for or supported Obamacare in the first place. And now they want a sweetheart exemption from one of its most onerous provisions. Even in Washington DC, that shows a lot of gall.
The list of asshats is at the link. Would it surprise you to find out they are some of the farthest of the left leaning in the Senate? When the tax kicks in, they may just have some difficulty being re-elected in 2014?
Unions in MI are in a snit. Right to Work Legislation has been passed and forced collection of dues is over. Those who wish to join a union will be able to do so, but have to pay the union directly out of their paychecks. Those who wish not to join a union do not have to contribute to it. Seems very “fair” to me since unions use the majority of their dues for political purposes to retain powerful lobbies, for “general overhead” and benefits. You have the right to not pay union dues
Michigan voters had an opportunity five weeks ago to preclude the legislature from taking this step by passing Proposal 2, which would have amended the state constitution to make closed shops and forced dues collection unassailable. Even while right-to-work critic Barack Obama handily won the state by nine points, Proposal 2 lost by 16. The legislature took that result as a sign that Michigan voters want reforms that put them in charge of their own paychecks.
Workers should have the right to organize for the purpose of collective bargaining with their employers, if they so choose, but workers should not be forced into funding unions as a condition of employment.
Looks as if the term ‘pro-choice’ does not fit into the Democrat talking points after all. The times they are a changin’ and unions are seeing the writing on the wall and do not like it one little bit.
Does anyone else think MO would rather be some place other than there? Being part of ‘teh WONS’ should exempt her from such menial tasks. The only time this woman seems happy is when she gets to show up as a ‘fashion icon’ being entertained and fawned over by the media and her acolytes. What happened to the sincere, humble, concerned MO we all saw on the campaign trail?
- Democrats Admit Obamacare Is a Job-Killer (powerlineblog.com)
- Even Dems Concerned About Obamacare Implementation (lunaticoutpost.com)
- Sweet Irony: Democrats Urge Delay For ‘Job-Killing’ Obamacare Tax (patdollard.com)
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