The Trump administration announced on Tuesday that it will end an Obama-era rule that gave an “exception” to unions so they could illegally take money from worker’s Medicaid.
According to Fox News, the Obama-era rule allowed unions to take large sums of money from state subsidies there were supposed to provide services and resources for home health workers, such as family caregivers. This rule allowed unions to steal money for years, and now President Donald Trump is stepping in.
Current federal law largely forbids states from siphoning money from Medicaid payments, which are allocated for in-home caregivers and workers.
However, Obama created an exception to the rule in 2014 that allowed states to divert a huge chunk of Medicaid money to unions.
Since it was signed into law, 11 liberal-leaning states have used the Obama rule to raise more than $200 million a year for unions. Between 2014 and 2017, unions across the country took more than $2.2 billion from Medicaid and those who need health professionals.
The Trump administration’s major announcement comes less than a month after the Supreme Court delivered a huge blow to unions and organized labor. The High Court held that non-union workers couldn’t be forced to pay agency fees to public-sector unions.
Experts project billions of dollars will now be diverted from unions.
This was a classic #Democrat con job. Trump is saving hundreds of millions literally siphoned from home caregivers and poured into union coffers. This had the stench of Obama all over it. https://t.co/9d0TocQx6h
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) July 11, 2018
OBAMA IS BEING ERASED FROM HISTORY! Trump administration to dump Obama-era rule allowing unions to siphon Medicaid moneyhttps://t.co/oMpYvRyYia
— TIMENOUT (@TIMENOUT) July 11, 2018
Obama sanctioning this despicable rule won’t surprise many, as it was another crooked scheme by liberals to help unions — who donate hundreds of millions of dollars to Democrats in elections.
Trump vowed on the campaign trail to scale back the overwhelming power Obama gave to unions, and he has just honored that promise.