A Preview of (Non) Language to Come?
Today’s edition of The Capital Times of Madison, Wisc. ("Wisconsin’s Progressive Newspaper"), tells about a town hall meeting where, by 100 to 1, participants favored a "paid sick days" ordinance for all workers in the city. Link here: http://www.madison.com/tct/news/stories//index.php?ntid=51438&ntpid=2).
Not until the fifth paragraph does one quoted participant give the game away.
"Robert Kraig, state political director of the Service Employees International Union, said, ‘…Allowing all workers some paid time to attend funerals, care for sick family members or recover from illness is a moral obligation that companies must face.’"
It sounds like, and is, of course, a local version of the Family and Medical Leave Act – paid optional leave. Rush Limbaugh and other pundits predicted this move years ago when FMLA first passed.
The Capital Times is small-fry media. Do read the story, though; it’s chock-full of hell-raising lefty rhetoric. (Quick! Somebody call Warren Beatty!) When this issue comes up nationally, as it surely will someday, watch the MSM press to see if they, too, refuse to call it what it really is.<!--break-->