While Big Labor has been a driving forced behind ObamaCare, things didn’t quite go the way the union bosses planned.
The government-run option was jettisoned costing the SEIU and other health care unions the ability to unionize hundreds of thousands of new government workers.
Then then bean counters in the Senate proposed a tax in union “Cadillac” health care plans.
And now, the White House chief of staff has thrown mud in their faces.
The Wall Street Journal reports that “Rahm Emanuel has been telling Democrats a win on the health issue will reverse the slide in public opinion, just as passage of another controversial proposal, the North American Free Trade Agreement, lifted President Bill Clinton in the polls.”
Of course big labor despises NAFTA.
How much can the union bosses take before they join MoveOn.org and the Netroots in opposing this monstrosity. Unlike the Netroots, when the bosses talk, Democrats listen.