Lest there's any confusion that this administration is the most corrupt, dishonest, and craven administration in American history, I present this under-reported tidbit....
From American Spectator -- In their latest effort to pass a health care bill by any means necessary, Democrats have struck a "tentative deal" with their big labor allies to exempt union benefits from a tax on high value health care plans.
This is in direct violation of Section 1 of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution which guarantees equal protection with regard to laws. What this means is that you cannot arbitrarily levy a tax on a benefit received by one group of citizens and exempt others who're receiving the exact same benefit, just because they are donors to your campaign and you owe them.
Rahm Emanual and his master Obama have calculated that they cannot get a health-care bill passed that includes a heavy tax on cadillac insurance plans like the ones the unions undeservedly enjoy, without eroding seriously the electoral support of corrupt union bosses. So they simply violate the Constitution and exempt their union friends while taxing the rest of us out the wazoo.
There's hopey-change for you.