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IRS Union Wants Out Of Obama-Care Exchanges

From Freedom Works:

IRS Employees Union: Keep Us Out Of Exchanges

By Loren Heal | May 17, 2013

The National Treasury Employees Union, NTEU, which represents the IRS employees who harassed and delayed tea party and conservative groups, has come out against the proposal to put federal workers into exchange-based health insurance.

Fancy that: the people in charge of deciding whether you go into an exchange, and who decided it doesn’t matter whether your state doesn’t want one, don’t want to be in one themselves…

The union has a handy way for its members to contact their representatives in Congress to lobby against the legislation.

See the graphic above, which is the NTEU’s online form to lobby Congress to let them out of the exchanges.

Meanwhile, lest we forget, the NTEU worked long and hard to get Obama elected, and re-elected. Here is their press release, after the 2012 elections:

NTEU Leader Applauds Obama Victory; Turns Immediate Focus to Upcoming Lame-Duck Session   

Wednesday, November 7 2012

Washington, D.C.—The leader of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) today applauded the re-election of President Barack Obama.

“NTEU supported the re-election of President Obama as being in the best interests of our country and of the dedicated men and women of the federal workforce,” said NTEU President Colleen M. Kelley. “NTEU is also pleased that so many of our candidates for Senate seats and our staunchest supporters in the House won their races.”

All of whom were vehemently anti-Tea Party.

NTEU’s efforts on behalf of President Obama and key candidates spanned the country. “Our 2012 election plan has been in place since the beginning of the year,” said President Kelley. “Many chapters and members were actively involved educating and organizing various types of activities around the country including candidate nights and volunteering for campaigns.”

NTEU’s efforts focused on battleground states where races for the presidency, Senate and House seats were competitive and where the union has substantial numbers of NTEU members including Virginia, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana.

In the days before the election, NTEU members volunteered for phone-banking and canvassing, with a particular focus on contacting other NTEU members and urging them to vote for candidates who support federal employees and federal employee issues…

The NTEU is being far too modest here. They also helped to suppress Obama’s opposition, thanks to their workers tireless efforts at the IRS.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “IRS Union Wants Out Of Obama-Care Exchanges”

  1. BannedbytheTaliban

    “They also helped to suppress Obama’s opposition.”

    This is exactly how the left would frame this and exactly how we should too. The IRS attack on conservative groups was nothing more that voter suppression and political espionage. Block funding to get-out-the-vote groups and demand sensitive information which they have since disseminated to leftist political groups.

  2. canary

    AP: Some Unions Now Angry Health Care Overhaul

    By Sam Hananel – May 24 2013

    WASHINGTON (AP) —
    But some unions leaders have grown frustrated and angry about what they say are unexpected consequences of the new law — problems that they say could jeopardize the health benefits offered to millions of their members.

    “It makes an untruth out of what the president said, that if you like your insurance, you could keep it,”

    said Joe Hansen, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. “That is not going to be true for millions of workers now.”

    Known as Taft-Hartley plans, they are jointly administered by unions and smaller employers that pool resources to offer more than 20 million workers and family members continuous coverage, even during times of unemployment.

    Labor unions have been among the president’s closest allies, spending millions of dollars to help him win re-election and help Democrats keep their majority in the Senate.

    The Union officials have been working with the administration for more than a year to try to get a regulatory fix that would allow low-income workers in their plans to receive subsidies. But after months of negotiations, labor leaders say they have been told it won’t happen.

    “They are not going to offset the expense of added mandates under the health care law, which employers and unions are going to pay for,” Mahoney said.

    Unions say their health care plans in many cases offer better coverage with broader doctors’ networks and lower premiums than what would be available in the exchanges, particularly when it comes to part-time workers.

    While unions knew there were lingering issues after the law passed, they believed those could be fixed through rulemaking.

    But last month, the union representing roofers issued a statement calling for “repeal or complete reform” of the health care law.

    Harold Schaitberger, president of the International Association of Firefighters, said unions have been forceful in seeking solutions from the Obama administration, but none have been forthcoming.

    http://news.yahoo.com/unions-n.....04729.html
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  3. canary

    So far only Muslim, voo doo doctors, and the likes can exempt from Obama Care do to religious believes, no matter showing history of the religious beliefs.

    Update: Hobby Lobby long battle suing Obama Admin in Court over HHS Mandate

    LifeNews: Hobby Lobby Battles Obama Admin in Court Thursday Over HHS Mandate

    by Steven Ertelt 5/21/13

    Christian crafts store Hobby Lobby will battle the Obama administration in court Thursday over whether or not the HHS Department can force it to comply with the mandate that compels it to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions.

    The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty will represent Hobby Lobby Stores before the an en banc hearing of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on May 23

    “ “The court announced on March 29, 2013 that Hobby Lobby’s appeal will be before the entire court rather than the usual three-judge panel.”

    In December, a two-judge panel of the 10th Circuit denied Hobby Lobby’s request to temporarily stop enforcement of the abortion pill mandate.

    Now, nine 10th Circuit judges will hear Hobby Lobby’s case.

    The mandate would force the Christian-owned-and-operated company to provide the “morning-after pill” and “week-after pill” in its health insurance plan,

    or face crippling fines up to $1.3 million per day.

    “The Green family is disappointed with this ruling,” said Duncan. “They simply asked for a temporary halt to the mandate while their appeal goes forward, and now they must seek relief from the United States Supreme Court.

    The Greens will continue to make their case on appeal that this unconstitutional mandate infringes their right to earn a living while remaining true to their faith.”

    Judge Heaton said that the company doesn’t qualify for an exemption because it is not a church or religious group.

    The appeals brief reads in part: “[I]n less than six weeks, [the Green family] must either violate their faith by covering abortion-causing drugs, or be exposed to severe penalties—including fines of up to $1.3 million per day, annual penalties of about $26 million and exposure to private suits.”

    The most recent polling data from December 2012 shows Americans support a religious exemption to the mandate.

    http://www.lifenews.com/2013/0.....s-mandate/

    Actually Hobby Lobby is a Christian store selling Christian Books supplies for churches, Chrisian home-school educational products.

  4. canary

    So far only Muslim, voo doo doctors, and the likes can exempt from Obama Care do to religious believes, no matter showing history of the religious beliefs.

    Update: Hobby Lobby long battle suing Obama Admin in Court over HHS Mandate

    LifeNews: Hobby Lobby Battles Obama Admin in Court Thursday Over HHS Mandate

    by Steven Ertelt 5/21/13

    Christian crafts store Hobby Lobby will battle the Obama administration in court Thursday over whether or not the HHS Department can force it to comply with the mandate that compels it to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions.

    The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty will represent Hobby Lobby Stores before the an en banc hearing of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on May 23

    “ “The court announced on March 29, 2013 that Hobby Lobby’s appeal will be before the entire court rather than the usual three-judge panel.”

    In December, a two-judge panel of the 10th Circuit denied Hobby Lobby’s request to temporarily stop enforcement of the abortion pill mandate.

    Now, nine 10th Circuit judges will hear Hobby Lobby’s case.

    The mandate would force the Christian-owned-and-operated company to provide the “morning-after pill” and “week-after pill” in its health insurance plan,

    or face crippling fines up to $1.3 million per day.

    “The Green family is disappointed with this ruling,” said Duncan. “They simply asked for a temporary halt to the mandate while their appeal goes forward, and now they must seek relief from the United States Supreme Court.

    The Greens will continue to make their case on appeal that this unconstitutional mandate infringes their right to earn a living while remaining true to their faith.”

    Judge Heaton said that the company doesn’t qualify for an exemption because it is not a church or religious group.

    The appeals brief reads in part: “[I]n less than six weeks, [the Green family] must either violate their faith by covering abortion-causing drugs, or be exposed to severe penalties—including fines of up to $1.3 million per day, annual penalties of about $26 million and exposure to private suits.”

    The most recent polling data from December 2012 shows Americans support a religious exemption to the mandate.

    http://www.lifenews.com/2013/0.....s-mandate/

    Actually Hobby Lobby is a Christian store selling Christian Books supplies for churches, Christian home-school educational products.




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