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  •  I don't think this makes sense for the (0+ / 0-)

    smallest businesses. If I own and am the sole proprietor of a little shop, and I have to close whenever I get sick, I don't get any income on that day. And I don't think anybody is even talking about a small entrepreneurs getting compensated for any business they miss out on due to illness. Yet if I have an employee, and that employee gets sick, I have to pay them? Why should our society take care of only hired people, but not hiring people? I don't see, for small businesses at least, why this should not be a matter of negotiation between employee and employer, as opposed to the federal government getting involved. If you think I should have to pay you if you get sick, why shouldn't you have to pay me if I get sick?

    I'm in the I-fucking-love-this-guy wing of the Democratic Party!

    by doc2 on Wed Aug 04, 2010 at 02:18:52 PM PDT

    •  Healthy Families Act won't affect smallest ones (0+ / 0-)

      Healthy Families Act

      Healthy Families Act - Requires certain employers, who employ 15 or more employees for each working day during 20 or more workweeks a year, to provide a minimum paid sick leave and employment benefits

      "These old Wall Street boys are putting up an awful fight to keep the government from putting a cop on their corner." - Will Rogers

      by Lefty Coaster on Wed Aug 04, 2010 at 03:09:22 PM PDT

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      •  Good. I'm glad I'm not the only one (0+ / 0-)

        who thinks that including all workers is going too far.

        I'm in the I-fucking-love-this-guy wing of the Democratic Party!

        by doc2 on Wed Aug 04, 2010 at 03:26:57 PM PDT

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