Did you get a thank-you card this weekend from a union member from Detroit? You should.
The Detroit News points out that tucked into the health care bill passed by the House is a provision to give $10 billion to the United Auto Workers' retiree health insurance program.
In effect, it would ask every taxpayer, regardless of whether they'll have health insurance coverage themselves after they retire -- and most won't -- to chip in to maintain the UAW's coverage, which even after the union's givebacks is still better than what the average American worker receives...
Hot Air's Ed Morrissey points out that:
Union health plans will be exempt from the limitations of ObamaCare...
Instead of having the union pay for their own plans, taxpayers will subsidize them, while getting less themselves...
We’ve spent enough on the UAW, thank you very much.
The unions fund politicians. The politicians then give the unions money, and special privileges. Very cozy.
I’d call it bribery, except it’s legal. Let’s just call it “public service.”
- Pre-October 2009