“Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Rosa DeLauro showed leadership by separating paid sick days from the broader liberal campaign for paid family leave, which presents a far higher cost to employers and is a much heavier lift for lawmakers…
“Liberals have packaged paid sick days, which would primarily affect low-wage workers, as part of an ambitious legislative push for much more expensive paid family leave. Thus, a relatively low-cost benefit for many healthcare and other workers on the front lines is being held hostage to a much more expensive middle- and upper-middle-class objective.
“Obstacles on the political right are obvious. Leery of offending business interests, conservatives historically avoid legislation raising the cost of labor. Paid sick days are no exception.”
“Student loans are not only skewed by age but also by income. In fact, student loans are biased – quite a bit – to upper incomes.”