Thursday, January 30, 2014

Tom Del Beccaro: "Unions which have for years advocated big gov't suddenly realizing the big gov't alligator isn't always so friendly."

Labor unions 'bitterly disappointed' with proposed ObamaCare regulations - FOX

Leaders of major labor unions are pushing back against proposed regulatory changes that could affect some union-sponsored health plans under ObamaCare, arguing the proposals do nothing to help workers suffering under the law.

In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., the presidents of two high-profile labor unions said they are "bitterly disappointed" with the administrations's proposed rules, The Hill reported.

Terry O'Sullivan, president of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, and D. Taylor, president of Unite Here said the administration has failed to address their concerns about union plans and that ObamaCare threatens to lower the standard of living for the working class.

Opposition to ObamaCare now 2:1 … among the uninsured - Ed Morrissey/HotAir

Behold, your chart of the day. This comes from Kaiser Health News, which has regularly polled on health-related policies, and in particular the uninsured in relation to ObamaCare. Since 2011, the support and opposition have remained fairly close together, but now that ObamaCare has been implemented, a dramatic change has taken place — and one the White House and Democrats won’t like: