Union: Obamacare Will Cause More Income Inequality


This is not the first time Unite Here, a prominent union that supports those in the the hotel, food service, laundry, warehouse, and casino gaming industries, with major links to SEIU and other far left unions, has slammed Obamacare (though they were a big supporter of it initially, and certainly got out the vote for Obama and Democrats). They’re learning that there are consequences for their support

(Fox News) Although it defends the intent behind the Affordable Care Act, the report, entitled “The Irony of ObamaCare: Making inequality worse,” concludes that the law will transfer a billion dollars in wealth to insurance companies, uneven the playing field in the market, force employers to cut back on hours and result in pay decreases, Ralston Reports said.

“The promise of Obamacare was the right one and the hope for extending healthcare coverage to the un-and under-insured a step in the right direction,” the report says. “Yet the unintended consequences will hit the average, hard-working American where it hurts: in the wallet.”

The report says it’s “ironic” that the Obama administration is publicly discussing income inequality though it has yet to make the changes to ObamaCare that Unite Here believes are necessary to avoid exacerbating income disparity.

There do not seem to be many parts of the U.S. economy that Obamacare is helping, are there. Of course, what Unite Here wants are “fixes”. If only there was something that could have been done prior to this horrendous bill being passed, like, reading it. Really, it’s not like anyone said this would damage our economy prior to passage, right? Right? From Ralston Reports

The paper argues that the Affordable Care Act will transfer a billion dollars in wealth to insurance companies, create an unlevel playing field in the market, force employers to cut back hours and result in pay decreases. It lays it out in detail, with examples of union workers affected by Obamacare.

Didn’t Harry Reid, along with the in-sync media, say that no one was being harmed by Obamacare? From the report itself

Ironically, the Administration’s own signature healthcare victory poses one of the most immediate challenges to redressing inequality. Yes, the Affordable Care Act will help many more Americans gain some health insurance coverage, a significant step forward for equality. At the same time, without smart fixes, the ACA threatens the middle class with higher premiums, loss of hours, and a shift to part-time work and less comprehensive coverage.

Crazy right wingers. According to Open Secrets, Unite Here has spent almost $600k for the 2014 cycle, all going to Democrats and left wing groups. And almost $8.7 million during the 2012 period, all of which went to Democrats and left leaning groups.

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