Income inequality is a very big deal in this country. The poor aren't getting richer and we should try to address that. I don't see how anyone can argue that. However, seizing more money from the rich, who already pay the overwhelming majority of taxes is not the way to do it. And, the income inequality gap has been widening exceptionally fast under Obama policies. Why is that? The overriding factor in increasing wages for lower income people is job placement. More jobs, leads to a shortage of labor, which leads to rising wages. Obama has had the double wahmmy of massive numbers of people leaving the work force all-together and increasing the cost of doing business for most businesses (you can queu up the complaints that this is Bush' fault if you like- the recession certainly started under his term). If if you want the income gap to shrink, you've got to do it by increasing wages to the poor while not also damaging the economy by trying to take or punish more from the rich. The rich are mostly business owners and any legislation you create that makes their tough job even tougher will just lead to more hardship for business, which is not good for the American worker.
it is not a push for most employers IMO. At least it wasn't for my business (which doesn't offer coverage because the costs went way up after the ACA). The business could have afforded coverage under the old law but it's downright scary how much it costs under the new law.
Good of point about Baptist and the job cuts. Interesting whether the ACA has anything to do with it.
Also should add that the unhealthy were big winners under the ACA. They were left off my prior list.