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July 08, 2011

When Government Liberals Are Set Free

Nightmare In Connecticut

If you watch the national media, very little is being said about the fringe-lib experiment growing like a little tumor just above America's armpit. I don't think they want to hype it, for some reason.

They won so little in 2010, you'd think they'd be proud! Go figure.

Repub-Lite governors have kept the worst instincts of lefty-lib policy in check for over twenty years here (keep that in mind when you say you'd rather have a commie than a RINO), but Democrat Dannel Malloy won the last election to become governor of the pretty little State of Connecticut, with an ironclad Dem legislative majority.

...speaking of pretty, do you feel pretty? Huh, punk?


Because if you're a man, but you feel like a woman, you can now put on your swishiest taffeta metermaid outfit and stroll into a CT public ladies' room without fear of "discrimination."

Rep. Christopher Coutu, R-Norwich, said he worries that male pedophiles will become emboldened by the legislation and try to gain access to women’s restrooms. He said the legislation could prove disastrous.

And the Democrats yawned at this objection. Because it is a vital function of the state legislature to make sure that emotionally damaged people never feel weird (as if that's possible).
If as a result, your little daughter ends up with some dude looking at her over the top of the bathroom stall, well, that's the sacrifice that truly compassionate societies must occasionally make.

Some legislators said the bill created a potential hardship for business owners, especially those with public restrooms.

The very idea of creating hardship for business owners keeps Democrats up all night. But in the morning they wipe their tears of hysterical laughter away, and soldier on:

Connecticut has become the first state to require that small businesses provide paid sick time to their employees.

The measure requires businesses in the service industry with 50 or more employees to allow workers to accrue one hour of sick time for every 40 hours worked. Backers estimate that between 200,000 and 300,000 workers will benefit.

Before you say, "A-ha! Businesses with 52 employees need only lay off three people and avoid this stupidity," this actually applies to businesses which have had 50 employees or more in the past two years.

This new Democrat governor and legislature really relish making things retroactive. They think it will foil the worst corrective repercussions of their decisions.

For the first year, yes. After that, we shall see, won't we?

Regardless, marginal employees will be out of work and ALL service sector wages will (and must) be depressed, because employers must try to get the best value out of what they pay for, one way or another.

Moreover, if you automatically give people paid time off, they use it, even if they could be working. It's a no-brainer. People take 'what's coming to them.'

This law therefore will make even healthy, hardworking people who are ordinarily not inclined to take days off for no reason less productive overall.

Before this came up for a vote, there were constant radio ads giving the impression that Connecticut was loaded with unregulated service-sector sweatshops where employees (a-bubblin' with infection) were endangering the public health because they had to work while sick.

The truth of course, is that most employers already offer some menu of off-time choices to their employees. Employees often choose a certain employer based on the flexibility of these policies, in fact.

As we speak, company plans that employees may have liked better are being pared back or altered to comply with this law. Another fine job, Dems!

This is just the tippy-top of the iceberg, folks. You would not believe what Libs have been up to here lately. A series of posts on this will erupt from time to time, when I can scrape my heart off the floor. But here's a headline-links dump, to give you a taste.

Largest Tax Increase In Connecticut History

Nobody Even Reads These Bills, Do They?

Connecticut's Version Of 'The Bridge To Nowhere' Unproductive Pork Project With Federal Money

Early Release Program For Felons

In-State Tuition For Illegal Immigrants

And it goes on and on.

Whenever I complain about this to my pal Dave, this is what he tells me.

SIGH.
It may come to that.

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