A Union WIth The Devil

* I am conducting a little experiment. On Monday’s I will be posting commentary on a Current Event of my choice by which I will proceed to rip someone a new poop hole. It may be fun. I might be sued. But I will always be entertaining. 
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So here we are, on the doorstep of implementation of Obamacare.

What does it aaaaaall mean? Meanmeanmean….

First of all, it will not be the same for everyone- which is the essence of the Plan. 

It is not a pay as you go, or pay as you can afford plan.

It is a-  if you need care, step right up, we won’t charge you- much, unless you haven’t signed up, at which point we will still help, but you’ll be billed, and if you thought this was going to be free you have been sadly misled, and if you haven’t signed up then you aren’t probably paying taxes, and if you do we will add this service to your gross income, and you will be taxed on it, and the IRS will be the agency to come-a -knockin’ if you don’t. But the ‘care’ will be diminished as Doctors can’t make the living they need to pay off their debit, so a rubric of care will be implemented, and you are now on a scale of need. 

That plan. 

Secondly, ‘everyone’ includes the Unions that greatly assisted Barack Obama to Office, with the behind the scenes promise that somehow ‘somehow’ he would write a plan, implement a plan, that would not only not mess with their current healthcare coverage, but would, in deed, help pay for it. 

You know, their platinum plan. The kind with a low couple of thousand dollar individual/family deductible, everything covered but a facelift (and I’ve heard if you can make a case…), $20 co-pays for office visits, and $5 co-pays for prescriptions. 

The diamond standard. The Rhodium of precious standards. 

Except Unions like the AFL-CIO are taking exception.

Are they really now?

President Obama, after having read the plan that he implemented (which took 4256 extra scheduled people and two years to understand) can’t actually give a tax-credit to existing Rhodium plans. The members will be taxed at the value of the potential outputs in the plans. If your plan covers more then the National Healthcare plan- you will be taxed as if that overage is part of your gross earnings and taxed at your normal rate. 


This is not good news for Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO (which encompasses the industries of: Building & Construction, Maritime Workers, Metal Workers, Professional Employees (?), Transportation, Retired Workers, the Pacific American worker, the Latin American worker, the Black Trade Union, and Federal Female labor. 


That’s a lot of people.

Pretty much the whole world, and I bet I could get membership in several of them- overlapping.

Maybe I could have a facelift…

on you.

  • Cathy - Whew! Stear clear of “The PLEASANT House” being…pleasant(?) about Obamacare. Get ready for some snarky comments.

    You still make me laugh. Even with the issues of the day.ReplyCancel

  • House Crazy Sarah - gawd that pic is gross!

    Hey, all I can say is UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE BABY! (being Canadian, of course I’m going to say that!)ReplyCancel

  • conniemcleod - I work for a hospital and I still don’t understand it.ReplyCancel

  • Kristi Campbell - HAHA (and yeah, that photo is gross). You know, I don’t know much about Obamacare and how it’s really going to affect or not affect my personal and family’s med coverage but I do know that it’s messed up that people like my step daughter’s mother go to the ER for everything and then pay nothing because they spend their money on drugs (true story). Will it fix that? If so, I like it! 😀ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - No. She’ll still go to the emergency room as her primary care facility. And if she doesn’t work, she’ll be comp’d (just like now). If she does work AND files a tax return AND doesn’t purchase the MANDATORY coverage she will be charged. If she does work AND files a tax return and HAS purchased the mandatory coverage she will be charged a nominal fee. If she DOESN’T do any of these things, and her status remains ‘quo’ (the same) then see my first response- she’ll be comp’d. It all depends on people who do not currently have any healthcare coverage PURCHASING the government policy. The purchase price will depend on their annual income, so it’s sort of like an HONOR SYSTEM. Brilliant.ReplyCancel

  • Sue - When they ask me questions I will say I don’t remember and I forget. As for my opinion on this subject, I plead the 5th.ReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - Oh boy… it does sound complicated….ReplyCancel

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