Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The US Senate blows the scam wide open

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, a coalition of Senators fighting to protect the health and pensions of more than 120,000 retired coalminers nationwide announced their intent to use any means necessary to make sure that these workers and their families are protected. With 16,300 retired coal miners set to lose healthcare by Dec. 31, 2016 without Congressional action, U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Mark Warner (D-VA) announced that they will block all attempts to pass legislation by unanimous consent in the Senate until the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) healthcare and pension shortfall is adequately addressed to give miners long-term certainty. By blocking other bills from sailing through with special privileges, the Senators hope to force House and Senate leadership to include the bipartisan mineworkers fix in the year-end spending package or allow an independent vote on the bill.   

This introduces the municipal workers of Chicago to the US Senate, where they too have exactly the same claim.  Then, we know, we have to include the Dallas and Houston cops.

Who pays for this? Florida, hey Florida, how about give up some of that entitlement flow? California? No way, it was the other way around, Texas was supposed to pay  for California welfare.

These Senators, including the Republican leadership, which implies Texas, have just triggered the full Kanosian default; thousands of municipalities across North America, from Panama to Northern Canada, will be at the US Senate, in line for their pension bailouts. The moment we all feared, when the US Senate begins the Kanosian shutdown.

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