This my friends is the crony capitalist system, right here. This is the insanity which defines our economy currently and it is eating away at the heart of this country with abandon. The upper Midwest unions don’t give a damn about anything but lining their pockets and expanding their power.
I always feel obliged in these situations to say that it’s not just the unions. It’s not. Many other interest groups seek to manipulate the economy via political means for their benefit. The military industrial complex, which is often quite Republican friendly, is at the trough too. And there are many other interests with friends in both parties.
But the AFL-CIO has no shame at all.
Obamacare 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,” wrote three labor leaders in July. Now, according to a report from InsideHealthPolicy, the Obama administration is considering offering insurance subsidies—intended for the uninsured—to labor union members who already have employer-sponsored coverage.