Politicians for Business

People like to think (R)epublicans are in the back pocket of big business, because it sounds good. The truth is, politicians are in the pockets of business, both (R)epublicans and (D)emocrats. Example, the healthcare legislation:

Starting this month, employers can tap into a federal fund that will reimburse up to 80% of certain health costs for retirees between the ages of 55 and 64 until 2014. The provision was designed to encourage employers to continue offering insurance to early retirees who aren't yet eligible for Medicare. General Electric Co., the state of California and a group that manages benefits for retired union auto workers are among those preparing to apply.

The program illustrates how employers shaped the sweeping legislation in ways that are only now coming to light. In early versions of the bill, retirees were the only ones who could receive the money, and employers were explicitly prohibited from using it to offset their health-care costs.

But a coalition including Verizon Communications Inc., United Parcel Service Inc. and other employers persuaded House and Senate Democrats to remove that restriction so companies could use the money, too.

Face, politicians do not work for you, they work at the behest of business to manage you.

If you want government to fight for your interest, you must demand they fight and defend freedom, for freedom is truly opportunity.

posted at 15:37:58 on 06/17/10 by clearpolitics - Category: The Cause - [Permalink]

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