The Obamacare Upside

#ILikeObamaCare years and many victims laterThe overwhelming majority of Americans, and not a few Liberals as well, think of Obamacare as an unremitting and unalloyed failure – a chimaerical disaster unequaled in American history.  For Americans, however, this is not exactly true; it does have an upside. The Obamacare upside is that it might just be straw that breaks the camel’s back when it comes to the labor unions and their strangling of American industry.

Indeed, last week the 22,000-member-strong United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers (UURWAW) – an AFL-CIO cell – not only ended their support of the PPAC, they are now calling for its repeal.

These provisions jeopardize our multiemployer health plans, have the potential to cause a loss of work for our members, create an unfair bidding advantage for those contractors who do not provide health coverage to their workers and, in the worst case, may cause our members and their families to lose the benefits they currently enjoy as participants in multiemployer health plans

— Kinsey Robinson, UURWAW President

Essentially, the union found out what was in it, had their noses rubbed into the fact that Obama lied through his teeth about much of it, and now want Obamacare to be scrapped before they go out of business.

Frankly, if this is the case in general and Obama will “gut-shoot” the unions, Americans might want to keep Obamacare around long enough for them to “bleed out” before scrapping it.

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