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View Poll Results: Do you support two weeks of mandatory vacation for all full-time workers in the US?
Yes 111 52.61%
No 100 47.39%
Voters: 211. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-20-2016, 10:29 AM
 
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Originally Posted by zortation View Post
You might as well get it, it's your taxes that subsidize public servants' vacation time...and they ain't gettin' just "a few weeks" off either.
This is the problem with people who think others can afford their desires. Who is going to pay for this? People seem to think businesses were started to make the employee rich.......it is so you can have a job!
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Old 06-20-2016, 10:33 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Originally Posted by Frank DeForrest View Post
I don't know what right wingers want, all I know is compelling someone by way of violence to pay another is immoral.
why are you against the right of individuals to voluntarily agree to terms without govt sticking its beak in?
Passing laws is now considered an act of violence?

Why are you so sure that all workers voluntarily agree to certain terms and conditions in order to get a job? Many people need to work, even if that means working for a pittance.

I see now where the right wing is going with this, and it's disgusting.

First they want to strip any form of financial aid to people, and at the same time do away with the minimum wage, forcing people to work for peanuts, making slaves of us all, except of course for the wealthy elite.

Diabolical and evil.
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Old 06-20-2016, 10:36 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I was self-employed for 40 years. I worked 60-80 hours a week. What would I get?
If you didn't make enough at your business to take some time off, then it seems that it wasn't too viable of a business.
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Old 06-20-2016, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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Originally Posted by Frank DeForrest View Post
I don't know what right wingers want, all I know is compelling someone by way of violence to pay another is immoral.
why are you against the right of individuals to voluntarily agree to terms without govt sticking its beak in?
In no place in the post you responded to did the poster mention "violence".

As to your question, "voluntarily agree to terms"????? Apparently you are ignorant of the labor disputes that took place in, for example, the mining big business in the American West and many other places in the country. Workers literally loaded into train box cars and forced out of state and away from their families because the $bosses$ wouldn't agree to anything. Beatings, murders.
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Old 06-20-2016, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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You get to pay your help what the bully govt dictates
And without the "bully govt" you have the bully business owners.
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Old 06-20-2016, 10:39 AM
 
Location: louisville
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Considering that the US has the least vacation time of any developed country in the world and the only country that doesnt guarantee workers at least some vacation time, do you support two weeks of mandatory vacation for all full-time workers in the US?



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Simple: no
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Old 06-20-2016, 10:40 AM
 
Location: louisville
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And without the "bully govt" you have the bully business owners.
It's their company. It's not the governments country.

Key distinction
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Old 06-20-2016, 10:44 AM
 
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Three weeks actually.
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Old 06-20-2016, 10:45 AM
 
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Anybody that voted No should not get any vacation days and only 2 sick days a year only days off would be holidays. Most other countries get like 6 weeks off a year the US is so behind.
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Old 06-20-2016, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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I absolutely support mandatory time off. Practically the only advanced country without guaranteed vacation?
Treating workers at a lower standard is apparently part of the Grand Old Pharty's American exceptionalism routine.
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