There’s no way this gets past a challenge based on the 14th amendment. Right?
Big Labor got some big love from President Obama and congressional Democrats yesterday after they agreed to exempt union workers from the whopping “Cadillac tax” on high-cost health-care plans until 2018.
The sweetheart deal, hammered out behind closed doors, will save union employees at least $60 billion over the years involved, while others won’t be as lucky — they’ll have to cough up almost $90 billion.
The 40 percent excise tax on what have come to be called “Cadillac” health-care plans would exempt collective-bargaining contracts covering government employees and other union members until Jan. 1, 2018.
I would like to meet someone who actually thinks this is how government should work; that government should adjust your taxes based on what you do for a living and if you are in a union. I’m also amazed at the arrogance of the Administration and Congress that they think this is in any way legal.
I’m also curious about how this little trick adjusts the CBO estimates of ‘deficit neutrality’. Remember, that was a campaign promise made by The One, that He would not sign a healthcare bill that increased the deficit. Of course, He also promised he wouldn’t raise taxes on anyone making less than $250k.. that one is already out the window.