It was obvious early this morning that something was up. There was a tremor amid the Dark Force as Team Clinton came out with an announcement that she would support a change to ObamaCare that would kill the Cadillac tax on union healthcare plans.
Obviously Hillary Clinton is trying to shore up support from various labor unions who are increasingly finding the Democrat positions at odds with middle America.
The decision by Hillary Clinton NOT TO support the Keystone Pipeline was a serious strike against her. The decision to support the anti-American Trans-Pacific Trade deal was obviously additional blow. In an effort to recover credibility Hillary Clinton is now stating she opposes the Cadillac Tax on union healthcare benefits. However, it might be too little, too late.
According to Fox News insider reporting, the Teamsters Union voted behind closed doors today to withhold support from any presidential candidate until they can determine if Joe Biden will enter the race. In addition, the Teamsters Union stated they were open to considering putting their support behind Republican candidate Donald Trump.
Donald Trump has a longstanding relationship with the Teamsters Union through his various business interests. As a builder and developer the Teamsters have stated before they were always treated well by Donald Trump and his affiliates.
An alignment of the Teamster Union with Republicans has not been seen since the Reagan coalition was assembled in 1980 joining conservative Dems (Reagan Democrats or Blue Dogs), with pro-America growth Republicans.
After Reagan, the Teamsters have essentially voted in block with Democrats. However, today President Jimmy Hoffa Jr. said he was open to considering alignment with Republican Candidate Donald Trump.
Candidate Donald Trump supports U.S. first pro-growth polices including: Keystone Pipeline, renegotiating NAFTA, withdrawal from the current Trans-Pacific Trade Deal, border security, immigration reform and renewed financial efforts targeted to boost the middle-class worker. These are very favorable policy positions for the Teamsters Union.
An interesting development.