'Most generous paid leave policy ...'
is apparently shooting for more page-one coverage from the NYT. He's already got it from the Globe. ... But of course he can be 'generous' with other people's money and businessmen's time and operations. ... A number of other points: A.) This is a tax. B.) Taxes go up, not down, so the seemingly small initial weekly tax would be just a start. C.) Programs like this have abuse written all over them. D.) Someone sooner or later, if the plan is implemented, would propose that 'employers' pay their 'fair share' (see points A and B and C). E.) No wonder businesses are 'cautious.' F.) At the least, I would hope lawmakers carefully review California's plan before making any Massachusetts plan the 'most generous.' But I'm not holding my breath. ... Sorry to prick the utopian policy balloon. But this is going to be yet another huge government entitlement program if passed. ... Still eagerly awaiting the glowing puff-piece column/article about how much the Trav and Sal have 'grown' in office. FYI: The real Sal can be found here