My heart bleeds in sympathy:
IRS employees have a prominent role in Obamacare, but their union wants no part of the law.
National Treasury Employees Union officials are urging members to write their congressional representatives in opposition to receiving coverage through President Obama’s health care law.
The union leaders are providing members with a form letter to send to the congressmen that says “I am very concerned about legislation that has been introduced by Congressman Dave Camp to push federal employees out of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and into the insurance exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act.”
The NTEU represents 150,000 federal employees overall, including most of the nearly 100,000 IRS workers.
IRS employees currently have a great plan provided by the federal government, the same plan that covers member of Congress. Congressman Camp thinks it only reasonable that, if the exchanges are good enough for us, they’re good enough for federal employees.
But the National Treasury Employees Union, two-thirds of whose members get to enforce Obamacare and know its provisions well, don’t like that idea. In fact, they’re positively aghast at it. What, did they think that, if they liked their plan, they’d get to keep their plan? Maybe they should ask any of 28,000 South Carolinians about that.
By the way, we’ve met the NTEU before. The head of this union, a union known to loathe the Tea Party and love the “party of government,” visited the White House and met with President Obama on March 31st, 2010. The next day, the IRS began targeting Tea Party and other conservative groups for their political beliefs.
You can imagine the tears I’m shedding for them.
via Moe Lane
(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)