Democrats are hypocrites. Need more proof, just look to Obama care, and the billions it has handed out to big business, Big Union business in particular Yes, a union is a huge business, one that donates tens of millions to democrats.
But the leeches have done well under liberal management. When the Carol-Shea Porters of the world ran the big house, they crammed through all kinds of hand outs to unions and the companies that employed them. And no we find yet another sop to big business, courtesy of the democrat party.
Another five billion (That’s $5,000,000,000.00) has been funneled through Obama care in support of current and future democrat party donors at your expense. F. Vincent Vernuccio at National Review covers it here.
Section 1102 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — better known as Obamacare — created the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (ERRP), a $5 billion taxpayer-subsidy program for early-retirement medical costs. The program is about to run out of money, which is good news for everyone — except, of course, Congress’s favorite special-interest groups.
And also at Big Government.com.
Recipients consist of many Fortune 500 companies, unions, and state and local governments. The United Auto Workers (UAW) Medical Trust received the largest handout, $206.8 million. The union’s main employers also made out nicely. General Motors received $19 million, Ford $7.1 million, Chrysler $3.3 million, and parts supplier Delphi $6.1 million. Almost all of this will go to subsidize UAW-member early retirees’ health care costs.
Here’s the report with the recipients list. It’s 58 pages long and includes plenty of rent seekers and well to do companies who have no business feeding at the taxpayer trough, with some heavy hitter for the left scoring big.
So while the Party of death is crying like a toddler with a scraped knee about the Koch brothers whom most Americans have still never heard of, run a few of these numbers by them and ask why democrats are giving large unions and corporate giants billions of your dollars?
And don’t let them change the subject.