Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
The Legislature is considering government-funded sick leave. The legislation is incredibly complex and detailed but this is the first I’ve heard of it.
Where’d the proposal come from? Did an advocacy group assist in drafting it? Who? I seem to recall Democrats fuming because the American Legislative Exchange Council had assisted with legislation. Who assisted with this legislation?
Aside from that, I wonder about the public policy implications. If the government will pay my sick leave, what incentive does my employer have to offer sick leave? None, of course. Will this legislation cause employers to abolish sick leave the way Obama Care caused employers to abolish health insurance benefits?
Of course it will.
And administering the program will create yet more jobs for the political class, serving as a transfer of wealth from taxpayers to them.