Monday, September 2, 2013

Democrat's War on the Middle Class.

Democrats =
War on the Middle Class
Jimmy Hoffa’s Letter to the Democrats about Obamacare.

“When you and the President sought our support for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you pledged that if we liked the health plans we have now, we could keep them. Sadly, that promise is under threat. Right now, unless you and the Obama Administration enact an equitable fix, the ACA will shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.”

“Like millions of other Americans, our members are front-line workers in the American economy. We have been strong supporters of the notion that all Americans should have access to quality, affordable health care. We have also been strong supporters of you. In campaign after campaign we have put boots on the ground, gone door-to-door to get out the vote, run phone banks and raised money to secure this vision.”

“Now this vision has come back to haunt us.”

“Since the ACA was enacted, we have been bringing our deep concerns to the Administration, seeking reasonable regulatory interpretations to the statute that would help prevent the destruction of non-profit health plans. As you both know first-hand, our persuasive arguments have been disregarded and met with a stone wall by the White House and the pertinent agencies. This is especially stinging because other stakeholders have repeatedly received successful interpretations for their respective grievances. Most disconcerting of course is last week’s huge accommodation for the employer community—extending the statutorily mandated “December 31, 2013” deadline for the employer mandate and penalties.”

“Time is running out: Congress wrote this law; we voted for you. We have a problem; you need to fix it. The unintended consequences of the ACA are severe. Perverse incentives are already creating nightmare scenarios.”

“First, the law creates an incentive for employers to keep employees’ work hours below 30 hours a week. Numerous employers have begun to cut workers’ hours to avoid this obligation, and many of them are doing so openly. The impact is two-fold: fewer hours means less pay while also losing our current health benefits.”

“Second, millions of Americans are covered by non-profit health insurance plans like the ones in which most of our members participate. These non-profit plans are governed jointly by unions and companies under the Taft-Hartley Act. Our health plans have been built over decades by working men and women. Under the ACA as interpreted by the Administration, our employees will treated differently and not be eligible for subsidies afforded other citizens. As such, many employees will be relegated to second-class status and shut out of the help the law offers to for-profit insurance plans.”

“And finally, even though non-profit plans like ours won’t receive the same subsidies as for-profit plans, they’ll be taxed to pay for those subsidies. Taken together, these restrictions will make non-profit plans like ours unsustainable, and will undermine the health-care market of viable alternatives to the big health insurance companies.”

“On behalf of the millions of working men and women we represent and the families they support, we can no longer stand silent in the face of elements of the Affordable Care Act that will destroy the very health and wellbeing of our members along with millions of other hardworking Americans.”

“We believe that there are common-sense corrections that can be made within the existing statute that will allow our members to continue to keep their current health plans and benefits just as you and the President pledged. Unless changes are made, however, that promise is hollow.”
“We continue to stand behind real health care reform, but the law as it stands will hurt millions of Americans including the members of our respective unions.”

“We are looking to you to make sure these changes are made.”

It’s about trust.

The President is losing his credibility and sense of trustworthiness among his base.

No matter how you spin it, the battle over the Affordable Care Act, (Obamacare), is a battle between those who work and those who don’t.

President Obama will throw anyone under the buss to keep that war of disparity in high gear.

It’s about time the Union workers of the world realize they are the ones, funding those who don’t
It is they who are being thrown under the bus as we speak or more appropriately as they work.
Some of the Union leaders are getting the picture.

They are feeling threatened by their working members because the President lied to them about not taxing their benefits to fund Obamacare.

It’s time now for the workers of the world unite, stand up and take their turn to throw Obamacare and all forms of socialism under the bus
Most people especially the Union workers are figuring this out, and it’s about time. 

From the letter above, Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa I think has realized that President Obama isn’t loyal to those who got him there only loyal to those who will get him to where he is going.

I’m hoping that the working middle class of this great country will finally figure out that important fact about Obama.  In fact I hope all those who are being used by him and treated as a doormat will start to stand up.
He and his policies are a strictly class war between those who get their money from government and those who make it otherwise.

Obama’s class war is between those who work and those who don’t.

President Obama will throw anyone under the buss to keep that war of disparity in high gear.

It’s about time the Union workers of the world realize they are the ones that will be thrown under the bus next.

As Mr. Hoffa intimates, this is a war on the American Dream where a person can support his family through their work, vs. taking money from them so others don’t have to.

Hoffa is sounding like a Reagan Democrat.
I hope it’s catchy.

It is catchy
News Flash 9/1/2013
40,000 longshoremen dissociate themselves from The AFL-CIO over Obamacare.
Robert McEllrath, head of the ILWU wrote a letter to Richard Trumka AFL-CIO leader.  Below is a snippet. 
"We feel the Federation (AFL-CIO) has done a great disservice to the labor movement and all working people by going along to get along,"

McEllrath the Longshoremen leader was voicing his objections of Trumka’s support of the President’s Obamacare and immigration policies.

Trumpka head of the AFL-CIO a big supporter of Obamacare and the President in the beginning is now sounding reminiscent of Nancy Pelosi as he starts to feel the heat from his members.  Recently he said in answer to the question of how the changes he wanted to be made in  Obamacare would work: “I can’t tell you how it would work until its done”.   I.e. Pelosi “We won’t know what’s in it till we pass it.”

What a chance for Republicans to win a landslide in 2014.
How? Who?

Who do the Republicans have that can unite these Reagan Democrats with their base?

Who do the Republicans have that can unite the Republicans?

I fear for the Republicans, if they cannot take the lead in this.  If they cannot why would people expect they could take leadership across the board.

Americans now have a leader who cannot lead, who is afraid of making a decision that may tarnish his image.  He changes his mind on a whim, he seems all image, all rhetoric; from his swaggering to the podium, to his “jaunty” salute at the bottom of the steps of air force one, to his feet up on the White House furniture.  As people get tired of his bling and look for leadership they are finding none.

An empty suit.  A Cocky Smile.

What is the alternative?

Give me a Tea Party candidate? One without rhetoric?  Haven’t found many.
Why?  Because they are drowned out by and quickly pick up their own rhetoric.

Catch 22?  No just tell the truth and be willing to support those who do.  Not those who will give you the most.  Beware, it is the oldest of survival instincts.  It has been the foundation of support for tyranny since records have been kept.

It is Greed, or “self-interest” for the squeamish.
Civilizations are measured by how they control that.

Not their Governments but they the people that chose leaders and allow them to keep power.

Our civilization - we will be judged by who we allow to lead.

Elections matter.