US Senate

July 19th, 2013

Braley Turns His Back On Workers

Ignores Labor Warning, Continues To “Sell” ObamaCare

Recently, three of the country’s largest labor unions warned Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in a letter that ObamaCare will “shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.” And while Democrat Bruce Braley promised to fight for Iowa workers – taking more than $1.1 Million in campaign contributions – these unions’ concerns are falling on deaf ears. Bruce Braley is loyal to the Obama-Reid-Pelosi agenda and makes no secret that he is “proud” to support ObamaCare.

”When you and the President sought our support for the Affordable Care Act… you pledged that if we liked the health plans we have now, we could keep them. Sadly, that promise is under threat…We have been strong supporters of the notion that all Americans should have access to quality, affordable health care. We have also been strong supporters of you. In campaign after campaign we have put boots on the ground, gone door-to-door to get out the vote, run phone banks and raised money to secure this vision. Now this vision has come back to haunt us.” (Union Letter: Obamacare Will ‘Destroy The Very Health and Wellbeing’ of Workers; James P. Hoffa, General President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters; Joseph Hansen, International President, UFCW; D. Taylor, President, UNITE-HERE)

“Providing affordable, accessible and quality health care to all Americans is one of my top priorities. I was proud to help pass the Affordable Care Act, which will decrease health insurance costs, expand access to quality, affordable health care, improve reimbursements for Iowa medical providers and allow Americans to maintain their choice of health insurance.” (Rep. Bruce Braley, Accessed 7/18/2013)

Bruce Braley Has Received Over $1.1 Million From Labor Over The Course Of His Career. (Center For Responsive Politics,, Accessed 7/18/13)

OUR TAKE:“Even big labor now acknowledges what Bruce Braley refuses to; ObamaCare is a train wreck.  Bruce Braley continues to mislead voters about ObamaCare, but Iowans and other working men and women across the country know the truth: It raises health care costs, raises taxes, and is causing employers to cut back on jobs,” said NRSC Press Secretary Brook Hougesen. “ObamaCare raises costs and still doesn’t come close to achieving its stated objective of providing health insurance to all, as tens of millions of Americans will still be uninsured even with the law. Bruce Braley has broken promise after promise that he made about ObamaCare and is turning his back on workers and the majority of Americans who want ObamaCare permanently delayed and dismantled so that the rising cost of health care can finally be properly addressed.”

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