Thursday, January 14, 2010

Unions Do Their Job On Excise Tax

By TalkLeft's Big Tent Democrat TL

Some folks are up in arms because union leaders protected their membership in their negotiations on the health bill (David Dayen has some details.)

I think people misunderstand precisely what the job of a union leader is - hint - it is not to protect non-union members. Anyone non-union who was counting on the unions to defend their interests probably also believed Obama was going to change politics.

I hold no grudge against the unions. They did their jobs. Folks who want the excise tax fixed further need to understand that fighting for that is their job, not the unions.

Speaking for me only