Backers Hope Paid-Sick-Leave Laws Are Contagious

Apr 10, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Roll Call

DeLauro is a co-sponsor of legislation that would mandate paid sick leave. The Connecticut Democrat has introduced the bill in every Congress since 2004.

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Gary

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Paid sick leave?

That's crazy.

In the capitalist system an employer should
have the right to fire any employee who gets
sick.

It's a question of personal responsibility.

It's everyone's personal responsibility to
not get sick.

Good Republicanism.
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But mandated paid sick leave still faces an uphill battle. It’s on the “kill list” of powerful business lobbying organizations such as the National Restaurant Association. The American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative nonprofit, is even helping state and local governing boards pass pre-emptive legislation to prevent the future adoption of laws mandating paid sick leave.

No ALEC is writing the laws, teabaggers submit them.

Another obvious hurdle is the Republican House, where business interests are well-protected.
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Funded almost entirely by large corporations, ALEC produces “model legislation” favorable to industry that state lawmakers can introduce as their own bills. Usually, the legislators tweak the language of the bills to make them state-specific or to obfuscate their origins. Usually, but apparently not always.

In November, Florida state Rep. Rachel Burgin (R) introduced a resolution (PDF here) that would officially call on the federal government to reduce corporate taxes, but she apparently forgot to remove ALEC’s mission statement from the top of the bill, which she seems to have copied word-for-word from ALEC’s model bill.

“Burgin quickly withdrew the bill hoping that no one had noticed and then re-introduced it 24-hours later, with a new bill number (HM 717), but now without the problematic paragraph.” Apparently no one noticed until this week.

Poor "bought and paid for" teabagger.

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Wall Street Government wrote:
Funded almost entirely by large corporations, ALEC produces “model legislation” favorable to industry that state lawmakers can introduce as their own bills. Usually, the legislators tweak the language of the bills to make them state-specific or to obfuscate their origins. Usually, but apparently not always.
In November, Florida state Rep. Rachel Burgin (R) introduced a resolution (PDF here) that would officially call on the federal government to reduce corporate taxes, but she apparently forgot to remove ALEC’s mission statement from the top of the bill, which she seems to have copied word-for-word from ALEC’s model bill.
“Burgin quickly withdrew the bill hoping that no one had noticed and then re-introduced it 24-hours later, with a new bill number (HM 717), but now without the problematic paragraph.” Apparently no one noticed until this week.
Poor "bought and paid for" teabagger.
When there is more money on the table than could ever be counted a non biased ref is vital. What we see here is the GOP\ big business team buying the ref.
One thing that the left has to accept is that anything we take as a benefit from employers does take away from their ability to profit and continue to employ. The effect on small business might be fairly stiff. Before we claim a benefit make certain the value added is worth the price paid.
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Buffalo Bull wrote:
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When there is more money on the table than could ever be counted a non biased ref is vital. What we see here is the GOP\ big business team buying the ref.
One thing that the left has to accept is that anything we take as a benefit from employers does take away from their ability to profit and continue to employ. The effect on small business might be fairly stiff. Before we claim a benefit make certain the value added is worth the price paid.
"One thing that the left has to accept is that anything we take as a benefit from employers does take away from their ability to profit and continue to employ. The effect on small business might be fairly stiff".

Being a former small business owner myself, the only thing that cut into my profit and ability to employ was customers.

Sure they lowered my taxes but raised my "fees".

What keeps the doors open for "small" businesses is customers, not tax breaks.

Bribing Walmart or Home Depot to open a store or relocate, then giving them "free" land, 15 yr. tax "free" exemptions, "free" infrastructure improvements, all to employ 200 people for money barely above minimum wage?

For "big" business. that's PROFIT.
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I hope this would come to fruition.

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yeah, thats what we need, right after obamacare crushes a large percentage of small biz, lets make them pay their employees NOT to come to work....that'll help the bottom line.

Libs should own a small biz before they dictate how small biz should be run. Obama would not have been able to keep a popcorn stand open past the first payroll, yet he knows whats good for the rest of us.

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Wall Street Government wrote:
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"One thing that the left has to accept is that anything we take as a benefit from employers does take away from their ability to profit and continue to employ. The effect on small business might be fairly stiff".
Being a former small business owner myself, the only thing that cut into my profit and ability to employ was customers.
Sure they lowered my taxes but raised my "fees".
What keeps the doors open for "small" businesses is customers, not tax breaks.
Bribing Walmart or Home Depot to open a store or relocate, then giving them "free" land, 15 yr. tax "free" exemptions, "free" infrastructure improvements, all to employ 200 people for money barely above minimum wage?
For "big" business. that's PROFIT.
Now that's the way to promote the small business man. Let the Walmarts and Home Depots put him out of business. Now just where was that neighborhood hardware store located?

“Moderately yours....”

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Wall Street Government wrote:
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"One thing that the left has to accept is that anything we take as a benefit from employers does take away from their ability to profit and continue to employ. The effect on small business might be fairly stiff".
Being a former small business owner myself, the only thing that cut into my profit and ability to employ was customers.
Sure they lowered my taxes but raised my "fees".
What keeps the doors open for "small" businesses is customers, not tax breaks.
Bribing Walmart or Home Depot to open a store or relocate, then giving them "free" land, 15 yr. tax "free" exemptions, "free" infrastructure improvements, all to employ 200 people for money barely above minimum wage?
For "big" business. that's PROFIT.
In western New York our IDA's(industrial development agency) give out tax breaks for 'Job Creation'.
What we end up with is giving a tax break for KMart to move a store from Buffalo to Amherst 1.5 miles. It costs tax payers plenty and moves jobs from one location to another, not create them. The beneficiaries The company that moves, the contractor who build a new store and the politician who receives campaign donations from the contractor and from Kmart's favorite PAC. So I agree with you on the who benefit's from the crap we have set up.

I also know that you as a business man create jobs and customers allow you to do that.
Trading paper makes me the parasite in this picture, but i have been told by others that any further burdens could cause them to have to cut hours, wages, benefits or employees. i marvel at you guys. I may be able to look at a set of numbers and see what your doing is profitable, but in my hands your profit would be gone quick
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Buffalo Bull wrote:
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In western New York our IDA's(industrial development agency) give out tax breaks for 'Job Creation'.
What we end up with is giving a tax break for KMart to move a store from Buffalo to Amherst 1.5 miles. It costs tax payers plenty and moves jobs from one location to another, not create them. The beneficiaries The company that moves, the contractor who build a new store and the politician who receives campaign donations from the contractor and from Kmart's favorite PAC. So I agree with you on the who benefit's from the crap we have set up.
I also know that you as a business man create jobs and customers allow you to do that.
Trading paper makes me the parasite in this picture, but i have been told by others that any further burdens could cause them to have to cut hours, wages, benefits or employees. i marvel at you guys. I may be able to look at a set of numbers and see what your doing is profitable, but in my hands your profit would be gone quick
"Being a former small business owner

After 15 years and two businesses.

As of last year.

Now being a "former" employee, just laid off.

As of last week.

Ya just never know.
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<quoted text>Now that's the way to promote the small business man. Let the Walmarts and Home Depots put him out of business. Now just where was that neighborhood hardware store located?
The big orange building.

Can't miss it.

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Wall Street Government wrote:
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"Being a former small business owner
After 15 years and two businesses.
As of last year.
Now being a "former" employee, just laid off.
As of last week.
Ya just never know.
No you never know
I know that in the case of someone who tried and failed the price of failure is high
Keep trying brother
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No you never know
I know that in the case of someone who tried and failed the price of failure is high
Keep trying brother
Thanks.

Employer/Employee.

Keep plugging along.

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