Is there ANY sort of corruption that is beyond their grasp? Is there anything these kleptocrats (Dems) won't do to further their power? Goodbye Representative Republic (or representative democracy if you prefer) and hello banana republic! I guess some pigs are just more equal than others?
We have three more years to suffer this 3rd world dictator wannabe. G-d help us!
Unions will dodge O's health tax
By CARL CAMPANILE
Last Updated: 7:12 AM, January 15, 2010
Posted: 2:49 AM, January 15, 2010
Big Labor got some big love from President Obama and congressional Democrats yesterday after they agreed to exempt union workers from the whopping “Cadillac tax” on high-cost health-care plans until 2018.
The sweetheart deal, hammered out behind closed doors, will save union employees at least $60 billion over the years involved, while others won't be as lucky -- they'll have to cough up almost $90 billion.
The 40 percent excise tax on what have come to be called "Cadillac" health-care plans would exempt collective-bargaining contracts covering government employees and other union members until Jan. 1, 2018
In another major concession to labor, the value of dental and vision plans would be exempt from the tax even after the deal expires in eight years, negotiators said.