President Obama’s Big Labor buddies are not referring to automobiles, but rather the President’s Affordable Care Act (a.k.a Obamacare) “Cadillac tax” provision that, if left in place, could seriously hurt unions financially and result in membership loss. Big labor is hoping for an early Christmas present from the Democratic party and the President – but it may not be coming. Despite the fact Harry Reid and other Democrats have announced repeal of the Cadillac tax as a main priority in an attempt to support struggling unions who’s support Democratic candidates desperately need in the 2016 elections, it appears the President’s narcissistic ego will keep him from supporting such a repeal since he views Obamacare as his signature health care reform law. This could become a major problem for the President and the Democratic party if not achieved this week, as negotiators attempt to wrap up a major tax bill (see Reid seeks parting gift for unions in sweeping tax deal and Politico: ‘Cadillac Tax’ Seen as Next Obamacare Battle).
As recounted in past blogs The Devil is in the Details: Buyer’s Remorse over Obamacare, Except for SEIU and Reprise: Buyer’s Remorse over Obamacare?, Big labor was fully on board with Obamacare until the bill was passed and they began to read the fine print. Now with declining membership and underfunded healthcare programs, Big Labor is facing facing the real fear of extinction. Such a result would be catastrophic for the Democratic Party because of the financial support and ground game labor unions provide to get out the vote and win elections. Already, unions like the SEIU have endorsed Hillary Clinton (see Obama’s “Purple People Beaters” Prepare to do Battle for Hillary and SEIU endorses Clinton. This type of support cannot be jeopardized by the Democratic Party in a race against the most likely Reblican candidate, Donald Trump. It is important Democrats provide the “early Christmas present” Big Labor bosses want, or face extinction for both them and the party, as concisely phrased in an email received from email from Governor Scott Walker
“In 2012, the Big Government Labor Bosses fought hard to oust me as governor. But the fight they put up was nothing compared to what we will face next year.
Consider this – Big Labor spent at least $600 million to re-elect President Obama in 2012.
With Hillary expected to raise $2.5 billion, you’d better believe the Big Government Labor Bosses are likely to spend EVEN MORE on her campaign so they can hold onto their power.
The stakes are high. The Big Government Labor Bosses are desperate. They know if a Republican wins, they’ll finally be held accountable.
They’re mobilizing in unprecedented ways. The millions of dollars and manpower the Big Government Labor Bosses have is one of the fundamental threats conservatives face in 2016.
They won’t stop until they secure their power through the election of Hillary Clinton.”
This next week could be pivotal for the 2016 election, and for the future of the Democratic Party and the labor unions. The position taken by President Obama will be critical, because at the end of the day The Great Pretender Wants Control! This hypocritical Grinch (listen to the words) will run over supporters or detractors to achieve his socialistic/totalitarian agenda and appease his narcissistic ego. At the end of the day his stubbornness in refusing to provide an “early Christmas present” for Big Labor could be a positive for the Republican Party and a large portion of American workers who are waking up to the fact that Big Labor does not have their best interest in mind and are demanding more and more (see Big Labor Racket Being Exposed) and Right to Work: A Basic American Freedom!