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Unions meet with Obama over health care concerns
Associated Press ^ | Sep 13, 2013 5:17 PM EDT | Sam Hananel

Posted on 09/13/2013 2:20:34 PM PDT by Olog-hai

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says he hopes the White House will act within a week to address the growing concerns that labor unions have over the new health care law. …

Unions want members to be eligible for the same federal subsidies available to low-income workers in the new health exchanges. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; abortion; aflcio; deathpanels; dncrico; exemptions; obamacare; obamacarerico; obamarico; seiurico; unionthugs; zerocare

1 posted on 09/13/2013 2:20:34 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Somebody tell me why Labor Unions should get a break and the rest of America shouldn’t ?

What makes labor Unions special?

What makes Congressional Staffers special.

What happened to America’s everyone is equal.
If Obama is going to screw me why should he screw them too?

These Union a-holes voted for this, they should be happy with it.


2 posted on 09/13/2013 2:24:31 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Olog-hai

One thing you gotta give dem/libs, they have brass balls.


3 posted on 09/13/2013 2:25:41 PM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: Olog-hai

If the law does not apply equally to all American Citizens how can it be Constitutional? We have all these exempt and specially treated groups, including our so called leaders that it just seems it can’t be legal.


4 posted on 09/13/2013 2:25:58 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Venturer

Oh, come on now. Everyone is equal; some are just more equal than others...


5 posted on 09/13/2013 2:26:42 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Olog-hai
CONGRESS is EXEMPT from Obamacare !! IF we were SMART, we would MARCH on DC DEMANDING THAT CONGRESS Be under the RULES THEY SET FOR US!!!!!!

Congress, I think is also exempt from Social Security!!!

NO EXCEPTIONS FOR ANYONE....NONE>...THE PRESIDENT SHOULD ALSO BE UNDER OBAMACARE!!!! MARCH!!!

6 posted on 09/13/2013 2:28:44 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Olog-hai

I hope it doesn’t happen, but if Obama and Sebelius give the unions a subsidy, what is Congress going to do? I haven’t seen any willingness to do more than posturing by the GOP leadership.


7 posted on 09/13/2013 2:36:02 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Truth29

The GOP has leadership? Really? Where?


8 posted on 09/13/2013 2:44:44 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: Olog-hai

Where is my 14 Amendment equal protection?


9 posted on 09/13/2013 2:45:22 PM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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To: Venturer

Maybe not the right thread for this comment, but, I’m thinking about exempting myself. My company provided health care is over 300 mo now. I never use it. Just worried about an accident of some sort. Anyway, with Obama care if I get hurt I’ll just sign up...I guess. Any thoughts? Oh, single, 52 and no kids.


10 posted on 09/13/2013 2:48:38 PM PDT by saleman
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To: Olog-hai

Screw them, their Ox is gored and they cry foul, what about the rest of the country,they are not apposed at putting the burden on us.


11 posted on 09/13/2013 2:49:00 PM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: Olog-hai

Crony Marxism.


12 posted on 09/13/2013 2:50:41 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Venturer
What makes labor Unions special?

What matters has nothing to do with what you know, everything with whom you know in the so-called "progressive" oligarchy.

13 posted on 09/13/2013 2:59:55 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: Olog-hai

Seems like the law would be applied unequally if a union member got a federal subsidy for health care (regardless of income) and an employee of a non-unionized business did not. Sounds like a lawsuit in the making.


14 posted on 09/13/2013 3:00:52 PM PDT by randita
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To: Olog-hai

Here comes the exemption.

It’s good to be part of the nomenklatura.


15 posted on 09/13/2013 3:04:44 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Olog-hai
The exemption fix is in.
16 posted on 09/13/2013 3:20:40 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: Olog-hai
0bama IS the Executive Branch
0bama IS the Judicial Branch
0bama IS the Legislative Branch

IMPEACH OBAMA ALREADY!

17 posted on 09/13/2013 3:30:10 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: saleman
if I get hurt I’ll just sign up...

Can only sign up during an enrollment period.

18 posted on 09/13/2013 3:45:50 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (The Presidency is broken.)
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To: Mastador1

Since the SC ruled it’s a tax, how can it be legal for some to get government subsidies and others not.


19 posted on 09/13/2013 3:55:41 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VerySadAmerican

My thoughts.
“The Equal Protection Clause of the 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibits states from denying any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. See U.S. Const. amend. XIV. In other words, the laws of a state must treat an individual in the same manner as others in similar conditions and circumstances.”
http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/equal_protection

Isn’t what the Zero doing violating the 14th amendment?


20 posted on 09/13/2013 4:03:40 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1
Isn’t what the Zero doing violating the 14th amendment?

Hah....it's about time he got to the 14th....

He violated the first ten already...

Do you think he actually gives a **** if he violates any amendment in the constitution?

21 posted on 09/13/2013 4:12:02 PM PDT by Popman (Liberal wars are about killing people for humanitarian reasons...)
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To: Popman

No I don’t think Zero gives a damn how many amendments or provisions of the Constitution he violates, his sole desire is the denigration and destruction of America. That’s hope and change Zero wants, to take America from a strong world leader to a a colony of islam.


22 posted on 09/13/2013 4:18:37 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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23 posted on 09/13/2013 4:19:14 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: Mastador1

BUMP!


24 posted on 09/13/2013 4:19:53 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: Olog-hai

“Unions want members to be eligible for the same federal subsidies available to low-income workers in the new health exchanges. The White House has resisted that remedy, saying the law doesn’t allow it.”

So what? Since when has that ever stopped Obama from doing anything? I expect he’ll eventually have Sibelius simply give the unions whatever they want and dare Congress to stop him, which of course they won’t have the balls to do.


25 posted on 09/13/2013 4:29:54 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Truth29
"if Obama and Sebelius give the unions a subsidy"

Spending must be Congressionally approved.

In the old America.

26 posted on 09/13/2013 4:42:13 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Why haven't we heard from the 30 Benghazi survivors?)
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To: Olog-hai

As of this moment in time, I officially have created the Information Technology Specialist Union, Local 101011. While I only have one member, I’m hoping to recruit. I hereby am entitled to a subsidy, just like Trumka’s boys.


27 posted on 09/13/2013 5:05:43 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: COBOL2Java

“The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”


28 posted on 09/13/2013 6:35:47 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (AMNESTY BY ANY OTHER NAME IS STILL A PIG WITH LIPSTICK)
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To: COBOL2Java

“The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”


29 posted on 09/13/2013 6:35:48 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (AMNESTY BY ANY OTHER NAME IS STILL A PIG WITH LIPSTICK)
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To: Wisconsinlady

This will go back to the SCOTUS. If Roberts sides with the Gov. again, it’s beyond a doubt he has been compromised.


30 posted on 09/13/2013 6:56:13 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: Olog-hai

Union workers want union wages and all the benefits of welfare too...keep them phones coming Mr. present (how he voted and how he buys votes)


31 posted on 09/14/2013 4:38:48 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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