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Ohio Top Democrats Buckle Again
Submitted by Roldo on Sat, 08/23/2008 - 14:20.
Is anyone as sick of weaseling Democrats as I am? That’s the category I put Gov. Ted Strickland and Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher for their cave-in on the sick day ballot issue. A pair of ingrate weasels.
Organized Labor – not exactly vigorous – has been pushing a measure that would legislate seven days for sick leave for employees in businesses as large as 25 employees or more.
The usual cry has gone up by Organized Business – we can’t afford it and jobs will be lost.
After hand-wringing, Strickland and Fisher bent over for Organized Business and opposed the issue, kicking their supporters in Organized Labor you know where.
So, in other words, Strickland and Fisher are going AGAINST the people that put them in office and FOR the people that opposed them and will OPPOSE them every time.
The cry of “can’t afford it” – also carried on by organized newspapers – is a bunch of bull. They don’t want to have to afford it.
The reason Organized Business is against this modest measure follows the principal of not giving a half-inch. They want to stop any progressive or compassionate measure – as small as it might be – because they figure if successful it might encourage another humane measure.
Give a half an inch, next time they’ll want a full Inch, that’s the motto of Organized Business.
That’s why they put up such a major fight – joined by newspaper editorials – over such a minor matter. Don’t encourage any progressive change – it only encourages more change.
So it is very important to stop any movement in the direction of helping people. If they could, Organized Business would lower the working age to 10 and the minimum wage to $1.
Strickland and Fisher ought to catch holy hell for this sell-out. Without such reaction, it only encourages them to be weaker.
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