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Taxing YOUR healthcare plan, but exempting the unions … democrats void Constitution – again?

On May 1, 2009, a symbolic day in Marxist politics, I wrote a blog entry titled: “Another conspiracy theory: How Obama can use healthcare to grow the unions ...

Just another one of my evil little thoughts …

The conspiracy?

Now for the conspiracy – is it possible that an arrangement may be made between the government and the unions to allow union members, including government employees, to be treated differently than ordinary citizens as part of a negotiated union health plan. This would drive union membership through the stratosphere as people sought to become union members as an act of medial self-defense.”

“It’s a hell of a conspiracy and possibly something for the plot of a novel. But knowing the almost nuclear-strength bond between democrats and the unions, not out of the realm of possibility or probability. Especially since the governments at local, state and federal levels have treated union members under contract different from other workers in terms of “protected jobs and/or minimal layoffs.”

So why am I not surprised when Bloomberg.com reports …

“Unions’ Health Benefits May Avoid Tax Under Senate Proposal”

“The U.S. Senate proposal to impose taxes for the first time on ‘gold-plated’ health plans may bypass generous employee benefits negotiated by unions.”

“Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, [D-MT]the chief congressional advocate of taxing some employer-provided benefits to help pay for a $1 trillion overhaul of the U.S. health system, says any change should exempt perks secured in existing collective-bargaining agreements, which can be in place for as long as five years.”

The exception, which could make the proposal more politically palatable to Democrats from heavily unionized states such as Michigan, is adding controversy to an already contentious debate. It would shield the 12.4 percent of American workers who belong to unions from being taxed while exposing some other middle-income workers to the levy.”

Clearly the Marxist democrats playing the “CLASS” card and reinforcing the struggle between “workers” and “THE MAN” …

I can’t think of any other aspect of the individual income tax that treats benefits of different people differently because of who they work for,” said Chris Edwards, director of tax policy studies at the Cato Institute, a Washington research group that often criticizes Democrats’ economic proposals. Edwards said the carve-out ‘smacks of political favoritism.’”

Baucus is proposing to tax Americans whose health insurance is valued at a higher rate than what is offered to federal employees. About 40 percent of insured Americans have costlier benefits, and Baucus has said he is trying to set the level at which taxes would be imposed high enough so fewer people are affected.”

Shredding the Constitution …

Clearly the plan to avoid taxing union members is unconstitutional, but it is indicative of the democrats unholy alliance with the unions that are threatening to create a “special” class of government worker and achieve an unconstitutional influence over our legislators which was never imagined by our Founding Fathers.

Politicians, on both sides of the aisle, have been playing fast and loose with the Constitution for years. They will readily admit, as does Barney Frank, that they are exercising their prerogative as legislators to craft legislation which is not specifically authorized in the Constitution. Another reason that the democrats require activist judges to sit on the United States Supreme Court bench which must decide on the Constitutionality of legislation.

There is but one answer …

We need to take back our government from the democrats and others who are attempting a bloodless coup d'état that hands our government over to the far-left socialists, Marxists and Communists all to secure personal political power, prestige and profits.

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-- steve

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OneCitizenSpeaking: Saying out loud what you may be thinking …

Reference Links:

Unions’ Health Benefits May Avoid Tax Under Senate Proposal - Bloomberg.com


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