Obama Supporting Roofers Union Calls for Repeal of Obamacare
Considering the state of the housing market since Obama came into office it is mind-boggling why the roofers union would support him – twice. Now, after backing Obama in the 2012 election, the roofers union is calling for the full repeal of Obamacare.
The Examiner reported:
The United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers is reportedly the first union to officially call for repeal of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. The health care law is prompting some serious buyer’s remorse in Big Labor, which worked hard on behalf of the administration to pass it:
The union’s statement can be found here. The full text is below:
United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers International President Kinsey M. Robinson issued the following statement today calling for a repeal or complete reform of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA):
“Our Union and its members have supported President Obama and his Administration for both of his terms in office.
But regrettably, our concerns over certain provisions in the ACA have not been addressed, or in some instances, totally ignored. In the rush to achieve its passage, many of the Act’s provisions were not fully conceived, resulting in unintended consequences that are inconsistent with the promise that those who were satisfied with their employer sponsored coverage could keep it.
These provisions jeopardize our multi-employer health plans, have the potential to cause a loss of work for our members, create 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…
Read the rest here.
Update by Andrea Ryan: Even Senator Jay Rockefeller, one of the key masterminds behind the wretched law, last week criticized “the most complex piece of legislation ever” as a disaster waiting to happen. A disaster that will befall 1/6th of our economy. With Democrats in power who needs enemies?