Palin to Union Members: Demand Resignation of 'Thug' Bosses for Backing Obamacare
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin says that union members across America should demand that Obamacare be repealed and defunded, and some of their leaders should resign for not opposing the health care law.
"Union brothers and sisters, don’t let your incompetent leadership hoodwink you again," Palin wrote in a Facebook post Thursday. "Demand a full repeal, an immediate defunding, and some resignations."
Palin, who has in the past criticized union bosses for betraying their hard-working members, said this was another instance of that, as they believed President Barack Obama's false promises on Obamacare and are supporting carve-outs instead of a full repeal.
"Remember when President Obama promised us, 'If you like your current health care plan, you can keep your plan?'" Palin wrote. "That was not true, and his deceptive claim falls in line with all the other lies about Obamacare—like there’d be no health care rationing."
Her remarks come as union leaders at the AFL-CIO convention this week said the law should be repealed if unions—like big business and Congress—did not get special exemptions and carve-outs in the law.
"Union bosses, you owe your membership an apology, retraction, and resignation," she declared.
Palin wrote that "union leaders are now scrambling and trying to get special carve-outs exclusively for union members. I sympathize with union members—especially when they’re led by thugs. I always do. But this is the wrong way to go about fixing the enormous train wreck that is Obamacare."
"Anyone with an ounce of common sense can understand that if it is cheaper for a company to cancel employees’ health benefits and pay the $2,000 Obamacare fine instead of providing, say, a $10,000 government mandated employee health care plan, then of course that company will choose to pay the much smaller fine," she said. "And if companies don’t have to provide government mandated health care for part time employees, then of course that’s an incentive for them to cut back employees’ hours and make their workforce part time."
Palin added, "This isn’t rocket science. This is Economics 101. And it’s happening right now at companies all over the country."
She then said even though Obamacare critics—like herself—had warned of many of Obamacare's problems, "Obama’s union leader friends" are now 'fessing "up to Obamacare lies." She accused union leaders of betraying "their own membership by enthusiastically endorsing Obamacare, and now our good union brothers and sisters are at risk of losing the benefits they’ve worked for and counted on their whole lives."
"More cronyism, select exemptions, and special subsidies make the problem worse," Palin said. "We need to repeal the whole darn thing, and that starts with defunding it."