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Senseless Legislation in a Weak Economy

Businesses of all sizes are struggling. Yet, what legislation do they decide to introduce in Congress?

A long-stalled effort to guarantee American workers paid sick days takes a big step forward Monday with the introduction of legislation by Congressional Democrats.

The proposal went nowhere during the presidency of George W. Bush, but as a senator and then a presidential candidate, Barack Obama backed it, and Michelle Obama embraced the idea last week in a talk to business leaders.

Companies are trying their hardest to keep the doors open, and Congress wants to make it more expensive do so. Where’s the logic here?