Will Unions Pay for their “Cadillacs”? Some Say Yes, Some No

January 20, 2010

I wrote a commentary earlier today about one of the taxes in the Senate’s health care reform bill, the so-called Cadillac tax. My main point was that even though it’s the least economically damaging tax in any of the bills, House Democrats and their unionized supporters hate it. Now, due to the election of a 41st Republican in the Senate, House Democrats might have to swallow it and be satisfied with possibly empty promises that they’ll get tax relief later in the year.

Here’s a blog that quotes AFL-CIO legislative director Bill Samuel as saying the original Senate health care bill is unacceptable (which is what Chris Matthews predicted), but here’s a contrary quotation from the SEIU’s Andy Stern.


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