Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Obama to talk health care reform at AFL-CIO picnic

This is important.


Because labor has already given a shot across the bow, no public option, no boots on the ground for any Democrat that votes against it.

Is the Obama White House waking up from a long month's sleep? We will see.

President Barack Obama will unveil a retooled campaign for his health care overhaul on Labor Day at a massive union picnic in Cincinnati.

Obama will attend the AFL-CIO’s annual Labor Day shindig at Coney Island, an old amusement park on the Ohio River, accompanied by AFL-CIO President John Sweeney and Secretary-Treasurer Richard Trumka.

No word yet on content, but the president’s supporting cast could offer a clue. Last month, Trumka warned Democrats that union forces would sit out the next election if they passed a health plan that did not include the so-called public option, a government-run insurance plan that would compete with private insurers.


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