Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Against HCSA? Murdoch's Hypocrisy Knows No Bounds

Today's Post editorial objects to the Health Care Security Act, which the City Council is on the verge of passing. HCSA would ensure that city supermarkets do not pass on the cost of their employees' health care to the taxpaying public. (Kudos to Jobs with Justice, the Brennan Center and the entire coalition that has pushed the bill to this point. The WFP made support for HCSA a key priority in its City Council endorsement process this year.)

For years and years, the Post has railed against the rapidly rising burden that Medicaid imposes on New York's taxpayers. How surprising then that the Post would oppose legislation that seeks to control these costs. Could it be that the only thing Rupert Murdoch dislikes more than a society in which we share the burden of caring for one another is an alliance between the labor movement and high-road employers?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

do people think HCSA will stand up in the courts? (assuming the council overrides the mayor's impending veto)

Civilis said...

Regardless of what may happen in the future if they did not fight, they would not have gotten this far.