It’s one thing for Republicans to point out the (many) faults of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. But when one of the most militant labor unions in the country starts piling on –in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s Nevada of all places – maybe some Democrats will start worrying a little more in this election year (as President Obama advised them to start doing).
Stinging criticism of Obamacare from UNITE HERE (primarily a hotel and gaming worker union) appeared over the weekend, in the form of a memo leaked by a leading political reporter in Nevada. Entitled “The Irony of ObamaCare: Making Inequality Worse”, the memo attacks Democrats for being too timid about changing the law (in the union’s favor, of course).
For Democrats, defining Obamacare as an attack on the middle class potentially undercuts the party’s main message during this year’s midterm elections- that Democrats care about the 99%. And having a union make that connection is particularly troublesome.
Guess the truth does hurt sometimes.