Skip to comments.Socialized Medicine: Look for the Union Label (Left will use "trigger" to socialize health care)
Posted on 09/22/2009 8:10:31 AM PDT by FrontPageMag.com
Occasionally, watching the hate speech of MSNBC provides useful information. Last night, the two most influential leaders of the American labor movement clearly laid out their plan to partner with the Democratic Party in foisting the “public option” on the American people. It sounds exactly like the one I outlined two weeks ago, and it may be unstoppable.
The new president of the nation’s largest union demonstrated seriousness in his interview. Richard Trumka made his first television appearance as head of the AFL-CIO on The Rachel Maddow Show last night. Maddow introduced Trumka, whom she said had been named president of the mammoth union (presumably she couldn’t bring herself to say “elected”), and Trumka promptly threatened to try to make [the Democrats] live up to their promises about health care. Sounding a more activist voice than his predecessor, John Sweeney, who was a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, he declared:
We know that standing up for health care with a public option that will break the stranglehold of insurance companies, we know thats the right thing to do. They can call us whatever they want. Its not going to deter us. Maybe it has in the past, but it wont now.
He vowed earlier this month that the AFL-CIO “won’t support the bill if it doesn’t have the public option in it.” Big Labor donated $400 million to Obama’s campaign in 2008 alone — Congress won't interpret this as an idle threat.
If Trumka showed the passion, SEIU chief Andrew Stern discussed the exact method unions will use to push through the public “option”…
Sen Byrd is in the hospital again. If he broke his hip, I guess Obama would say to give him pain pills instead of fixing it.
It’s amazing how brazen the unions are: they think they’ve already won.
SEIU wants a government takeover of healthcare so it can tap into that large pool of health care workers. Unionization of doctors, nurses, physical therapists, techs, assistants is the Holy Grail for the SEIU. The only way for unions to survive is in the public sector and ultimately, health care workers will be working for large corporations directly controlled by the Federal government.
Just think of the lack of productivity under a unionized health care system. Is it five o’clock yet? I can just imagine the consent for a routine surgery such as a hernia. Your friendly government doctor says “you know you can die from this procedure, why not take the pain pill?” “Sick outs”, excuses not to work, this will become the norm for health care workers.
Boy, I can’t wait!
What is “trigger?”
The most plausible explanation for union support for nationalized health care that I’ve heard? That the union pension plans are basically bankrupt, and nationalized health care will write the checks to cover what was promised but can’t be paid. Sound right?
400 million to Obama in 2008 alone. Amazing
Don’t know but if I were Obama I wouldn’t use that word to much.
See link from www.heritage.org for explanation of the term “trigger.” I might suggest that you subscribe to www.heritage.org, which will give you a update daily on all things political...their reporting is spot-on...this site was recommended by Rush, Mark Levin and Shawn Hannity.
I couldn’t agree more about Heritage; it is the preeminent conservative think tank.
I visit the often it’s very good.
SEIU is the most radical, leftist/Marxist evil in North America. They aren’t even a union anymore they are a political force, almost a party themselves. Pure evil.
They need to be legislated out of political activism.
Or destroyed completely for abusing membership dues, using them to contribute to democrats like Obama.
They already have unionized a lot of nurses, nurses aids, kitchen and cleaning staff in hospitals and nursing homes.
They are more like ACORN. They take payoffs from Nursing home owners in exchange for keeping wage settlements low and other demands off the table during contract negotiations.
Is there a way to edit a post? I see this did not post any of the links to the rest of the post that were originally part of this entry.
Yes. More consolidation and government control through the fascist model. In addition, they don’t want tort reform because crappy care will lead to more lawsuits and higher malpractice insurance rates. In turn, this will lead small clinics, solo doctors to go out of business. All that’s left will be large health care corporations, salaried and unionized employees.
Maybe some dinosaur docs will limp on. Many will be without malpractice insurance (going bare) and put assets into trusts as they currently do in Florida and other malpractice hells
I think unions are just “cutting out the middle man”
Unions can not push corporationa around any more since we can simple move the production outside the USA.
The government is less important to the corporation because no one country is really all that vital.
unions and government employess are just grabbing power.
BTW you are also 100% correct about unions and pensions. The US Merchant marine pension is still around and yet we have to significant US Merchant mariners...hmmmm who has the money?????