Will unions get an Obamacare tax exemption in the emerging backroom budget deal?

It sure looks that way as yet another of Obama’s political allies are on the brink of receiving a sweetheart deal so they can be shielded from the brunt of the disastrous law they spent millions supporting. Shocking that:

Labor unions are poised to score the delay of an ObamaCare tax in the bipartisan budget deal emerging in the Senate.

The bargain under negotiation would make small adjustments to the healthcare law, including delaying the law’s reinsurance fee for one year. The three-year tax is meant to generate revenue that will stabilize premiums on the individual market as sick patients enter the risk pool.

The tax applies to all group health plans, but unions argue it will raise their healthcare costs while providing them no benefit.

The reinsurance tax figured prominently in discussions at a recent AFL-CIO convention, where workers passed a resolution demanding changes to ObamaCare.

First it was big business, then the political class who wrote and passed the abomination, now Obama’s union buddies. But rest assured there will be no exemption for the rest of us. And, by the way, there’s been no mention of the Vitter Amendment in the news surrounding today’s budget talks. The Vitter Amendment is the proposal by Senator David Vitter to remove the special Obamacare exemption for members of Congress and their staffs. That was supposed to be the firewall beyond which Republicans wouldn’t budge. But then that would require Republicans to actually be against special privileges for the ruling class. But, sadly, many of them are not. What a surprise…

 



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