The Labor Loophole
First it was the Louisiana Purchase; next the Cornhusker Kickback now it looks like Obama is in the process of purchasing the final piece necessary to complete his Socialist jigsaw puzzle; now we have the Labor Loophole which was necessary in order to bring big labor to the dance. So, King Hussein has exempted their "Cadillac plans from the taxes until 2017 while the remainder of the country will pay for the privilege of having high dollar health insurance plans immediately.
So it now appears this revenue neutral plan will look something like this. The so called benefits will not kick in until 2014 while the new taxes associated with it begin this year. Louisiana received $300,000,000 for their vote while the remaining 49 states received $0.00. Nebraska will not pay for the cost associated with the expansion of Medicaid which results from this bill, those cost would be paid for completely with federal funds, while other states would have to dip into their state budgets to meet the required expansion. And the Unions would be allowed to drive their Cadillac Plans around until 2017 with no additional cost while the remainder of the country; except the Amish who are exempt from the plan completely for religious reasons, are forced to drive Nash Ramblers” or pay the additional 40% excise tax so the unions can be paid off for their unwavering support of King Hussein Obama! Can you say I wanna Puke?
And where you ask are the so called Moderate Democrats who were elected in 2008, running on a platform of fiscal responsibility? Well my friend it is a little known fact that immediately upon arrival in Washington D.C. every Democrat undergoes a Vulcan Mind Meld so as to assume the thought process of Saul Alinsky whose mind they extracted just prior to death and managed to keep alive in Robert Byrd all these many years. Byrd long since lost his own mind so there was plenty of room in his head for the transplant! So there are no so called Moderate Democrats, they all march in lock step towards that socialist utopia in which all of us work for the collective good of the state and redistribution reins king; from each according to his ability to each according to his need; hello Joe the Plumber!
So with this latest hurdle out of the way, what is the perceived timetable we are looking at for the Government takeover of 1/6 of the economy; they hope to move it forward as quickly as possibly towards a vote within the next two weeks. According to Rep. George Miller (D-CA), chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, the final conference committee-approved legislation could be scored in the next few days. It is important to remember here the CBO only scores what they send them. So, when this bunch of Commicrats say they are going to reduce Medicare payouts to Drs. by an additional 30% the CBO scores the cost of the additional millions added to the Medicare budget accordingly even though there is no way in hell this reduction in payments will occur; Drs. would be up in arms and revolt leaving an even worse Dr. patient ratio than will already occur with the passage of this legislation. Or the Sweetheart deals cut with Landriue ($300,000,000 Louisiana Purchase) and Ben Nelson (Cornhusker Kickback unable to calculate the enormous cost added) will not be included in the cost of the bill CBO scores!
And finally, look for the unions to go back and get their exclusion extended well beyond the 2017 deadline. So, my friends, not only will you be paying for the increase in cost for the citizens from the states of Louisiana and Nebraska, you can now take solace in the fact that you will also foot the bill for all the trade unions of this country. You will pay dearly in increased taxes while your union buddy down the street continues to drive around in his Cadillac Plan at your expense! After all, this is what King Hussein said on the campaign trail; “I think we are all better off when we spread the wealth around”!
Elections have consequences!