If you want something laughably ironic, read on: According to the Washington Examiner, even one of Obama’s biggest supporters, the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers, are starting to fight back against the turmoil that the new ObamaCare legislation is bringing to their, as well as those of many others, workforce.
Believing that the union has been completely ignored in the rush to pass the health care monstrosity last year (and they were, along with hundreds of others), the union is arguing that the law will not only cause their staff significant work and resources to properly conform to the new regulations, but it creates “an unfair bidding advantage for those contractors who do not provide health coverage to their workers, and in the worst case, may cause our members and their families to lose the benefits they currently enjoy as participants in multi-employer health plans.”
I hate to say “I told you so”, but hell, I’ll say it anyway: “I told you so”. Whenever government involves itself in the business of private enterprise, costs NEVER decrease. Despite the name “Affordable Healthcare Act”, the miles-long list of regulations wind up costing companies and workers significant time and money (millions, in many cases) as they scramble to comply with Washington’s feel-gooderies.
But this was no secret. Even a cursory view into history provides ample evidence of this phenomenon. Why would this union – or any other union or business, support such a bill anyway? The fact is they did originally support it (God only knows why). Now that reality has finally set in, they now get to feel what so many others have already felt, and why more and more companies and most clear-thinking individuals are running away from this incomprehensible behemoth.