Unions fought hard to pass Obamacare because they were promised by Obama that he would exempt unions from the “Cadillac Tax.” The “Cadillac Tax” is a 40% tax on expensive healthcare coverage. The vast majority of these taxes will be collected from union members. Ironically, the purpose of the “Cadillac Tax” is to dampen the amount of people who are “over insured.” Liberals believe it is not fair for some people to have such great policies while Obamacare policies……………well…………….suck.
To make matters worse for union bosses, not only will their members end up paying a heavy fee for their insurance policiesm the fact is that Obama personally hatched this deception with Jonathon “Voters are Stupid” Gruber, with the intent to deceive. The tax is expected to raise between 250 billion and 500 billion.
In 2012, Gruber explained how he and Obama hatched the plan to hide the tax and keep everyone in the dark until after passage in an interview with PBS. Here are quotes from Gruber that outlines the conspiracy between he and Obama during a meeting in the White House:
“Now, the problem is, it’s a political nightmare … and people say, ‘No, you can’t tax my benefits.’ So what we did a lot in that room was talk about, well, how could we make this work?”
“And Obama was like, ‘Well, you know’ — I mean, he is really a realistic guy. He is like, ‘Look, I can’t just do this.’ He said: ‘It is just not going to happen politically. The bill will not pass. How do we manage to get there through phases and other things?’ And we talked about it. And he was just very interested in that topic.”
“Once again, that ultimately became the genesis of what is called the Cadillac tax in the health-care bill, which I think is one of the most important and bravest parts of the health care law and doesn’t get nearly enough credit.”
The White House is denying the remarks made by Gruber and they say that conversation never took place. Unfortunately for them, White House visitor logs are public information. Gruber signed into the White House for a meeting with Obama on July 20th, 2009. (In unrelated news the White House has announced that the computer containing visitor logs has crashed along with 127 others that held the same information)
The “Cadillac Tax” will start in 2018.
Courtesy of Red Statements.