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  •  Just a feature of Obamacare (2+ / 0-)
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    Vatexia, Peter in Seattle

    It's just part of the plan which was written to benefit Walmart et al.  I am no longer shocked.  That was the design for "shared responsibility."  Marcy has a good read at Emptywheel.  Why does everyone continue to support these shills who produced the ACA while throwing single payer under the bus?  Is anyone really shocked?  Marcy called out the Max Tax when it was first rolled out.  A bunch of folks here said it would never work like that.  Ha ha.

    •  Walmart's ACA (0+ / 0-)

      Walmart Takes Advantage...

      Walmart, after all, was one of the partners behind the push for ObamaCare. In fact, as things started to drag in summer 2009, WalMart partnered with Center for American Progress and SEIU to try to nudge the process along. While the letter signed by the heads of all three organizations preaches of “shared responsibility,” it also talks of removing “the burden that is crushing America’s businesses” and an employer mandate that does not “create barriers to hiring entry level employees” (as workers forced into part time unskilled positions are sometimes facetiously called).

      Walmart gave ObamaCare a lot of credibility back in 2009. It was clear then what the payoff was going to be. And they’re cashing in now: by making the poverty wages they pay their employees the trick to get us to pay their employee health insurance, rather than the billionaire Waltons who can afford it.

      I guess that’s what Walmart believes constitutes “shared responsibility.”

      Update: In other “I told you so” news, Liz Fowler–the former Wellpoint exec who wrote this legislation for Baucus–is headed back to industry to cash in.

      Cue the outrage...

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