Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Senators Lamar Alexander, John Thune, & Orin Hatch aim to block union exemption from Obamacare tax

The President is trying to exempt his union buddies from a key tax provision of Obamacare and Senator Alexander and a couple other Senators are trying to stop him. Obamacare would not have passed without deceit and bribery and the massive lying that, "if you like your plan, you can keep it." Would it have passed if people would have know that unions would be except from a tax that would apply to other self-insured entities?

When a President can decide who a law applies to and to whom it does not apply, our democracy is in trouble. Democrats need to realize that next time it may be a Republican President deciding to whom a law applies. Regardless of party, rule of  law and basic fairness should be something we agree on.

The White House is considering exempting certain self-insured, self-administered insurance plans from the reinsurance fee, an exemption that would include the plans commonly held by union members, known as Taft Hartley plans. Unions have asked to be exempted from the tax.

Alexander, in a statement, described the reinsurance tax as another “job-killing” tax, blasting the White House.

“The administration should be embarrassed that it would consider exempting their union cronies without providing similar relief to our nation’s employers and faith-based and charitable organizations,” he said.(link)

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