Backlash over ObamaCare continues.
In a letter sent to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Sunday, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union is cutting ties with the AFL-CIO. Part of the reason cited was the union’s support for ObamaCare and immigration reform.
According to Fox News, “Leaders of the 40,000-member union said they have become 'increasingly frustrated' with the federation’s policy positions on such matters as immigration and health care reform.” They feel as though the AFL-CIO has done a great disservice to the labor movement by supporting the president's policies.
But the reason they don't support the AFL-CIO is because they do not believe that ObamaCare goes far enough. They are upset that ObamaCare imposes a tax on Cadillac healthcare plans that many union members enjoy. What the longshoremen really want is a nationalized, single-payer healthcare policy.
At the rate we're going, we're bound to get there eventually.
SOURCE: Fox News