I have been wondering why the unions are sending people to these town hall meetings. Seemed really strange to me that these people with jobs and health-care benefits would really care enough to drag themselves to these events.
Apparently the H.R. 3200 bill has a provision for the government to regulate health-care workers. This means unionize them. Obama received MILLIONS of dollars from the unions for his campaign. Could this be the quid pro quo? The unions have a HUGE stake in this health care reform. Their rolls will swell with the millions of health-care workers forced to join. The SEIU (Service Employees International Union) will likely benefit most from the influx of millions of health-care workers. Isn’t this the same union that is associated with ACORN?
The current House version of ObamaCare (H.R. 3200) goes much further. Section 225(A) grants Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius tremendous discretionary authority to regulate health-care workers “under the public health insurance option.”
Maybe you say “pish posh Erik, this sort of thing doesn’t happen” well there is precedent.
The Senate version opens the door to implement forced unionization schemes pursued by former Govs. Rod Blagojevich of Illinois in 2005 and Gray Davis of California in 1999. Both men repaid tremendous political debts to Andy Stern and his Service Employees International Union (SEIU) by reclassifying state-reimbursed in-home health-care (and child-care) contractors as state employees—and forcing them to pay union dues.
You can take the boy out of Chicago but you can’t take the Chicago out of the boy.