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Wisconsin Republicans all vote against
bipartisan paid leave bill responding
to coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

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Posted By: MDConservative, 3/20/2020 12:04:20 PM

A bill mandating paid sick leave and expanding federal unemployment benefits that won resounding bipartisan approval in the House and Senate received no support from Wisconsin’s Republicans, who say it was rushed and would put further strain on small businesses. The legislation, signed into law by President Donald Trump on Wednesday evening, expands federal unemployment benefits and mandates employers provide paid sick leave to employees along with a host of other measures to ease the economic hardships the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has wrought upon many Americans.

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The government mandates private employers pay their employees for being put out of work by the government. There will be more than a few businesses, large and small, that will never recover from any of this hysteria. This smells like a TAX. Wonder what John Roberts would say.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: privateer 3/20/2020 12:19:51 PM (No. 352153)
They're Republicans, but they're cheese-heads, so... Time to start calling it the Coronavirus Dempanic.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: spacer 3/20/2020 12:32:23 PM (No. 352167)
These guys had best get on the political curve on this thing.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: moebellini3 3/20/2020 1:06:14 PM (No. 352202)
They're exactly right. It will destroy small businesses. What to unemployment benefits that businesses already pay into. We've become a bunch of freakin weak minded morons in this country. They have destroyed our economy, our pension plans and our way of life. It will be total dependency on the government. Welcome to Cuba and Venezuela. This will pass like every other strain of flu or virus passes, but, the damage is already done. Get it yet....
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Reply 4 - Posted by: snowoutlaw 3/20/2020 2:19:48 PM (No. 352310)
Of course the answer is to lay the employees off rather than to pay the mandate.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 3/20/2020 3:35:29 PM (No. 352383)
I'm with them.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: tom7 3/21/2020 1:47:35 AM (No. 352762)
Yeah, we know those Republicans are all mean people just voting their venom.
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