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And joining us from now for some reaction Karl Rove former senior advisor and deputy chief of staff to president George W.
Bush and -- Fox News contributor Carl -- -- today.
Nice to -- Asian art we may -- this because we have unions writing letters not only to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi saying you're the top Democrats on the hill we need some changes -- this is gonna tell us.
It's gonna kill the idea of a forty hour work week and America and we may not be able to keep our benefits now we have another major union.
Asking employees to write to their congressmen to tell them to fix and change a lot of here these are the people who -- the law.
You know I wrote about this in the Wall Street Journal recently I was really taken by the letter from the Teamsters the food and commercial workers.
And unite now are unite here which is -- hotel workers.
They made several points one is is that the law has perverse incentives and it.
To limit hourly employees to less than thirty hours a week because if you're full time employee work that you're supposedly working thirty hours or more.
And you have to be given insurance coverage by your employer you work less than thirty hours.
You don't have to be provided insurance coverage so a lot of people who hire.
Hourly employees are limiting their hours to thirty hours particularly in.
The hospitality and restaurant business.
And this is having rippling throughout our entire economy.
Each month an average of 21700.
Full time jobs have been created.
Part time jobs have been created to where we're having an incentive for companies only hire part time.
The second point they made is is that these unions by and large -- employees recovered by by employers in a nonprofit.
Insurance -- think this is becoming more and more common 60%.
Of US workers are now covered by these so called self funded programs which generously enough.
That percentage is growing because they are not 72 Obama -- requirement for all these lavish benefits or what's called a community rating.
Or refer a thing called ML our medical loss ratio -- a very complicated thing that insurance plans don't wanna try and have to agree to so.
They're more more of these companies are moving into these non profit.
Interns for self funded insurance programs but they're not eligible for the subsidies.
Given through obamacare which makes all those employers.
Makes it less attractive every unionized workforce and makes it less attractive dead people and finally despite the fact that these are nonprofit plans.
Everybody and them is still gonna have to pay the new insurance pop tax that's on every insurance policy works out to about 3% tax.
On every insurance policy -- -- union guys wrote a very tough letter to Pelosi and Reid.
-- this is terrible for us but the real target was clearly the -- they said.
We elected you we -- the precincts gave you the money and -- the phone banks got out the vote and this is how you reward us.
And quickly is it says case -- have -- impassable find out what's and it now the people find it they don't -- take about a cent.
Oh sure absolutely guys if you go on to the unions in advance of this and said -- it's an -- is.
Part of the of Affordable Care Act we're gonna take these agreements you've worked out with employers to give you.
Good benefits and we're gonna just totally messed it all up I doubt that those unions would have been you know -- enthusiastically supporting the passage of obamacare.
Carl -- if we read a piece thank you are sharing insights.
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