The Washington Examiner reports that Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees do not want ObamaCare. The IRS union: the National Treasury Employees Union, has asked their members to write to their state Senators and House Representatives displaying their concern that their Federal Employee Health Benefit Program would be cancelled, and they be made to join the federal insurance exchanges that will be offered under Affordable Care Act. The IRS union even gave their members a prototype letter to send to their congressmen, which reads:
“I am very concerned about legislation that has been introduced by Congressman Dave Camp to push federal employees out of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and into the insurance exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act.”
Not only is the IRS union saying no to ObamaCare, but one by one national and local unions are pulling back their support as well. Fox News reported that an open letter was sent to Congress and President Barack Obama from three major U.S. unions: the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the United Food and Commercial Workers, and Unite-Here.
The letter sent by the union leaders: James P. Hoffa, Joseph Hansen, and D. Taylor, was both a warning and a plea that stated:
“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.. On behalf of the millions of working men and women we represent and families they support, we can no longer stand silent in the face of elements of the of the Affordable Care Act that will destroy the very health and well being of our members along with millions of other hardworking Americans.”
Almost all unions have long supported the Democrat Party, and were essential in Obama’s fight to pass ObamaCare. The fact that such a strong voting block is going against the Obama health care agenda is most likely the reason President Obama has pulled back the mandate for employers until after the next congressional election. The Democratic Party needs the union vote.
If Obama is able to keep rolling over the Affordable Care Act mandates until he leaves office, he may leave: having created havoc in the health industry, failed to adjust the economy, doubled the size of food stamps recipients, caused further unemployment, amassed trillions in debt, dismissed scandals that will most likely produce disgrace, and lost billions in tax dollars used to fund foreign conflicts. He would also be leaving behind the national and international objections to his use of drone attacks and support of National Security Agency (NSA) spying.