Like Countable?

Install the App
TRY NOW

senate Bill S. 786

Do the Feds Need to Raise Taxes to Fund a Paid Sick Leave Program?

Argument in favor

Ensuring that working families don’t suffer economic hardship because one or more of a family’s earners have to take time off of work to tend to the health needs of their spouse or child benefits all Americans, and is worth the taxes.

Leo's Opinion
···
09/22/2015
Every other developed country has it. The United States needs to show that it too cares for its citizens.
Like (19)
Follow
Share
Erin's Opinion
···
09/22/2015
Do away with antiquated theories of the bootstrap myth and the lone wolf myth.
Like (13)
Follow
Share
Alis's Opinion
···
09/24/2015
The congress has managed to engineer the U.S. into destructive inequality with tax breaks for wealthy individuals & corporations. And the systematic destruction of the social safety net & education. News flash: the government does NOT exist for the sole benefit of the wealthy although it is clear that the conservatives believe that ordinary citizens are worthless & deserve no part of the American promise. That means you, Sen. Rubio & Rep. DeSantis. I'm voting for THE DONALD. I sincerely hope he destroys your party for generations to come!
Like (6)
Follow
Share

Argument opposed

Raising taxes to create a new entitlement program — however well intentioned — is the last thing that the American taxpayer and the country’s economy need at the moment, especially with an unknown price tag.

GrumpyMSgt's Opinion
···
09/21/2015
No! If you are that worried look into AFLAC and pay for it. This is not a reason to spend taxpayer dollars.
Like (11)
Follow
Share
Chris's Opinion
···
09/21/2015
This should be left to the private sector
Like (7)
Follow
Share
StratonGarrard's Opinion
···
09/21/2015
We already have a plethora of entitlement behemoths that need to be worked on without adding any more to the mix.
Like (4)
Follow
Share

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The house has not voted
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Finance
    IntroducedMarch 18th, 2015
    Every other developed country has it. The United States needs to show that it too cares for its citizens.
    Like (19)
    Follow
    Share
    No! If you are that worried look into AFLAC and pay for it. This is not a reason to spend taxpayer dollars.
    Like (11)
    Follow
    Share
    Do away with antiquated theories of the bootstrap myth and the lone wolf myth.
    Like (13)
    Follow
    Share
    No. The existing program in adequate.
    Like (10)
    Follow
    Share
    This should be left to the private sector
    Like (7)
    Follow
    Share
    The congress has managed to engineer the U.S. into destructive inequality with tax breaks for wealthy individuals & corporations. And the systematic destruction of the social safety net & education. News flash: the government does NOT exist for the sole benefit of the wealthy although it is clear that the conservatives believe that ordinary citizens are worthless & deserve no part of the American promise. That means you, Sen. Rubio & Rep. DeSantis. I'm voting for THE DONALD. I sincerely hope he destroys your party for generations to come!
    Like (6)
    Follow
    Share
    We already have a plethora of entitlement behemoths that need to be worked on without adding any more to the mix.
    Like (4)
    Follow
    Share
    Businesses an start their own employee sick leave without tax payers funding them.
    Like (4)
    Follow
    Share
    Raising taxes for everyone to create a paid sick leave program is ludicrous. This would encourage every worker to use all of their sick days whether they need to or not because they are paying more taxes for it. The average, hardworking American who comes into work almost everyday would be the one who suffers the most from a bill such as this one. It would decrease productivity in the workplace and in a time where many offices are stagnant, this is the last thing we need.
    Like (3)
    Follow
    Share
    Companies should offer sick leave not the government. A hard worker who comes in every day should be incentivized and rewarded with the ability to take time off for non-descript reasons including being sick. This should be the employers responsibility because we definitely do not need more government in the workplace. It is a "private" enterprise and most are too regulated already.
    Like (3)
    Follow
    Share
    As Bill O'Riley said, don't harm the taxpayers and economy with the intention of compassion.
    Like (3)
    Follow
    Share
    The Feds need to stop getting involved in every issue of our lives.
    Like (2)
    Follow
    Share
    Hello no!
    Like (2)
    Follow
    Share
    Every other first world country offers this and more. As someone who works in the private sector, I'm willing to pay more in taxes for this because private insurance would cost more and a disproportionate amount of my income already goes to insurance that does nothing for me.
    Like (2)
    Follow
    Share
    The last thing we need is more money being taken from the American people to pay for those who can't make their own. This would only hurt the economy and increase the national debt.
    Like (2)
    Follow
    Share
    Some states already have programs like this. While this is an issue worthy of discussion, it is better left to states rather than the same law enacted on all 350 million+ Americans. What works for Missouri may not work for New Jersey, for example.
    Like (1)
    Follow
    Share
    this is not how to enforce paid sick leave. Once it is law, employers will fall into line.
    Like (1)
    Follow
    Share
    If you don't work you don't get paid. Why should I pay for you to not work. Have each employee contribute to their own sick leave fund. If they don't use it they get it back upon termination or retirement. If they abuse it they lose it.
    Like (1)
    Follow
    Share
    No new taxes for any reason !!!
    Like (1)
    Follow
    Share
    No. Instead the government should mandate paid leave for ALL employees of the US. We must catch up to the rest of the world.
    Like (1)
    Follow
    Share
    MORE