How Obama’s latest executive order further destroys our nation
I recall candidate Obama talking about no more “red states and blue states, but United States” — doggone good speech rhetoric. I think a reason why President Obama chose not to come to Midland for Labor Day but instead spent the day giving a speech to union workers in Massachusetts is because he doesn’t really want to see what Americans can accomplish. Instead the president, on a national holiday celebrating work and labor, took the time to enact — by executive order — seven days paid sick leave for government contractors.
As reported by Fox News, during the Labor Day holiday, signed an executive order “requiring paid sick leave for employees of federal contractors, including 300,000 who currently receive none. The White House wouldn’t specify the cost to federal contractors to implement the executive order, which Obama was to address at a major union rally and breakfast in Boston.
The Labor Department said any costs would be offset by savings that contractors would see as a result of lower attrition rates and increased worker loyalty, but produced nothing to back that up. Under the executive order, employees working on federal contracts gain the right to a minimum of one hour of paid leave for every 30 hours they work. Stretched out over 12 months, that’s up to seven days per year. The order will allow employees to use the leave to care for sick relatives as well, and will affect contracts starting in 2017 — just as Obama leaves office.”