May 28, 2009
Dem Congresscritter Wants to Fix Economy With Mandated Vacation
Here's a sterling example of how Democrats opportunistically respond to our economic problems with intrusive coercion wrapped in free goodies:
Policy makers in Washington, D.C., have been desperately seeking ways to lift the U.S. economy out of its worst slump since the Great Depression. Enter first-term House Democrat Alan Grayson of Orlando, who says it's as easy as making companies provide paid vacation to employees. Brilliant! Only, it's not.
Mr. Grayson's office said his proposal would "help rejuvenate the American economy" by improving productivity and generating more business for the U.S. travel and tourism industries once everyone has so much free time on their hands.
By this logic, so would a requirement that businesses give free airline tickets to their employees, but that doesn't mean it's a reasonable burden to impose on employers. It's hard to think of a worse time to hit them with a new mandate.
Needless to say, the actual consequence of forcing businesses to provide more opulent benefits during a severe recession will be to discourage them from hiring employees, if not to drive them out of business — thus creating more dependency on the government.
They say not to attribute to malice what can be ascribed to incompetence, but if the left were as incompetent as it seems, how did it seize control of the media, academia, and now the government?
On a tip from John R.
Posted by Van Helsing at May 28, 2009 8:28 AM
I realy cant stand looking at that stupid wretched 70s peace symbol THE FOOTPRINT OF THE CHICKENS
Posted by: SPURWING PLOVER at May 28, 2009 11:47 AM
I didn't vote for him. And if I had the chance, I wouldn't vote for him again. I wonder how that would effect his productiveness?
Posted by: Eric at May 28, 2009 12:03 PM
Grayson, sadly, is my congressman. He's an absolute pinhead, even by the low standards that we expect for congress.
Posted by: Evil Otto at May 28, 2009 12:57 PM
She ruined a perfectly good hula hoop... Wait, what are hula hoops good for?
Posted by: Anonymous at May 28, 2009 12:58 PM
"She ruined a perfectly good hula hoop... Wait, what are hula hoops good for?
"Posted by: Anonymous at May 28, 2009 12:58 PM"
Uhh, they're good for hooping hulas?
Posted by: KHarn at May 28, 2009 2:37 PM
The underpants gnomes strike again.
Step 1: Mandate more time away from work for employees
Step 2: ??
Step 3: Productivity increases and economy recovers hurray!
Posted by: mandible claw at May 28, 2009 9:08 PM
What a dumb idea, Grayson. Hey, let's invade IRAQ! That'll fix the economy! We'll be greeted with flowers and candy! You know they have WMD's, don't you?
Boy, I hate that Chicken-track peace sign, too, that draft-dodging Dick Cheney, Rush Limbaugh, Giulani, Gingrich, Rove, John Bolton, Pat Buchanan, Sean Hannity, Bill ORielly, Matt Drudge, Chris Matthews, Bill Kristol, Jerry Falwell, Alan Keyes, Dick Armey, Jack Kemp, John Boehner..oh, wait, NONE of these conservative war-monger hawks served in the military?
"I really can't stand" the dreck you spineless chicken-hawks and their followers spew.
Posted by: nick marcus at May 28, 2009 10:37 PM
Well, nick, that was incoherent. What it has to do with Grayson's idiot idea I'm not sure, but I'm sure it made sense somewhere in that inert gray mass of goo you call a brain.
Oh, and you can't stand us? Good. I'd feel ashamed if a drone like you liked us.
Posted by: Evil Otto at May 29, 2009 4:56 AM