You said the magic words: income inequality. A report titled "“The Irony of Obamacare: Making Inequality Worse” was just released from one of the traditional, solid Democratic constituencies - the labor unions. This report demonstrates that even the UNIONS now see the light on ObamaCare.
The union that issued the report is Unite Here, which represents more than 300,000 low-wage hospitality workers. An article on the report which was just posted online a few hours ago at WashingtonExaminer.com says in part:
"A national union that represents 300,000 low-wage hospitality workers charges in a new report that Obamacare will slam wages, cut hours, limit access to health insurance and worsen the very “income equality” President Obama says he is campaigning to fix.
Unite Here warned that due to Obamacare's much higher costs for health insurance than what union workers currently pay, the result will be a pay cut of up to $5 an hour. "If employers follow the incentives in the law, they will push families onto the exchanges to buy coverage. This will force low-wage service industry employees to spend $2.00, $3.00 or even $5.00 an hour of their pay to buy similar coverage," said the union in a new report.
“Only in Washington could asking the bottom of the middle class to finance health care for the poorest families be seen as reducing inequality,” said the report from Unite Here. “Without smart fixes, the ACA threatens the middle class with higher premiums, loss of hours, and a shift to part-time work and less comprehensive coverage,” said the report, titled, “The Irony of Obamacare: Making Inequality Worse.”"
"Unite Here's document charges that the administration is putting union health care into a "death spiral." It endorsed criticism that employers will move workers to part-time status to avoid the requirement that those working 30 hours or more a week be provided health insurance -- or else the company pays a penalty. And it says the Affordable Care Act will shift workers from union insurance to the more expensive Obamacare health exchanges, costing them up to half of their pay to cover premiums.
“The information addresses the very unfortunate irony of Obamacare,” (union head Donald "D.") Taylor said in his letter about the report. “Namely, that it will inevitably lead to the destruction of the health care plans we were promised we could keep. And, as a result, it will lead to greater income inequality for the very segment of the population Obamacare should want to help most.”
For the entire article, see: http://washingtonexaminer.com/union-o...
If the Democrats lose the unions, they have lost EVERYTHING.
...and do you wonder why the President and the Democrats REALLY want to raise the minimum wage? It's because they know that the Unite Here report is absolutely CORRECT: that a huge chunk of low-income workers pay will have to go to health care if they want to maintain any. So they want to jack up the minimum wage, which will effectively have BUSINESSES making up the difference and shoveling more of their revenues to the insurance companies. What will result from this?
BUSINESSES WILL HAVE LESS MONEY TO HIRE WORKERS AND EXPAND THEIR BUSINESSES.
They'll be forced to cut back, which will further depress the economy and limit/reduce jobs. THIS IS INSANITY.
And it was all predicted by the Republicans five years ago.
OK... evil doers. I am going to ask my CPA Karp Ronning and Tindal. Course it will cost me a nickel. But hey, I got nuttin here did I?
"Course it will cost me a nickel. But hey, I got nuttin here did I?"
Walking Eagle I will answer your question.
Stuff your CD's.
You call somebody ignorant and shortly thereafter ask them for advise.
Stuff your CD's.
AS IN WHERE THE SUN DON'T SHINE
Now you Walking Eeagle go and have yourself a nice day
@Tot. I set that one up for you a while back as to telling me where I could put 'em.
Where does Walking Eagle come from?
You need to learn tot, to give and take here...