Sunday, September 27, 2015

RINO Alert: Rubio wants to expand the 1993 Family & Medical Leave Act...

The FMLA Act is one of those things that sound like a good idea, but are rife for abuse. We have all heard stories about someone being fired for taking off to care for a spouse dying of cancer or some other horrible disease. Having been in management for almost 30 years, I can tell you that would be a rare thing at most companies. Good employees are hard to replace and most managers have some level of compassion. The FMLA Act imposed a one-size-fits-all government solution on what was a rare problem. If we add pay to FMLA, it will become like unemployment. Many people on unemployment won't even seriously look for a job until the unemployment is about to end.

Via Boston Newstime:
Sen. Marco Rubio on Friday called for expanding the 1993 Family & Medical Leave Act – a central part of President Bill Clinton’s initial agenda upon taking office – to allow more American parents to spend more time with their families in need.
Speaking at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., Rubio said he wants to shore up the 23-year-old law because it has grown ‘insufficient’ for modern times.
Rubio reminded the audience that his parents were both born to poor families in Cuba, and only came to America after their marriage in 1956.
‘One of the reasons I am so privileged is that I was born to two parents who were able to be a constant presence in the lives of their children,’ Rubio said.
Rubio wants to offer businesses a 25 percent tax credit for offering employees paid leave instead of unpaid time off.

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