In full election mode pandering, Pat Quinn announced he is having his budget team draft legislation that would require all workers to have two earned sick days.
“I really feel we have to be a lot more humane and our proposal of two sick days a year for folks who work hard, I think that is pretty reasonable and I think it is really in the interests for all.”
Especially in the interest of Pat Quinn. Especially in an election year. Especially since he has such extensive experience in business management. Especially since all businesses are just like the sweat shops in a Dickens novel and therefore not “humane”. And it especially falls upon the kindly, benevolent government to control these inhumane enterprises since there are absolutely no other rules, regulations, laws or mandates controlling these rogue entities.
Yes, nothing shouts “y’all come” to the business community like yet another government mandate.
But what difference does it really make? With Illinois flush with cash, bills paid on time, pensions full, unions satisfied, low unemployment and the government smoothly chugging along, Quinn obviously doesn’t think the state needs more business—after all, he can just raise taxes, rather than spur growth.
Isn’t that the Democrat way?