And I contend that tax loopholes are irrelevant. There is great harm to businesses from this proposal:The point about corporate tax loopholes is that you're portraying businesses as though they're victimized by the situation. I was using corporate tax loopholes as an example that corporations suffering in this country is simply not true.
Many businesses won't be able to afford the cost of paying an employee to do nothing. Many businesses don't earn the profits to absorb that cost. Many businesses are not able to raise prices to make up the additional costs without losing customers. This can only result in adverse effects on the businesses and/or their employees.
Something that everyone learns sooner or later is that doing something "just because the neighbors do it" is a stupid way to run their lives. The same is true for countries.Again, you referred to paid parental leave as "hurting" the company, despite the fact that companies based in every other first world country get along fine while paying for parental leave of their employees.
Good God!!, but you are an arrogant SOB to think that YOU know better whether a company can "get along fine" without their profits!! That's that liberal/progressive/Democrat "I know better than YOU do" attitude.Regarding the decisions between the employer/employee, what makes the company more deserving of profits than they can get along fine without than a worker who needs paid parental leave to remain economically stable.
By "negotiate", I was referring to the normal course of events...interview, offer, counter-offer, discussion, ultimate agreement or disagreement...that is a part of any decision to employ or be employed.By "negotiate," I assume you were referring to collective bargaining, but since you weren't, the employee won't have anyone sticking up for them, so unless the employer is unusually generous, they're not getting paid parental leave.
A company that decides, for themselves, to offer an employee paid parental leave is not necessarily at a competitive disadvantage. It may very well be worth their while...and advantageous to their bottom line...to incorporate those costs. But the key is that it is left to the company to decide. When the government starts dictating, you've now taken the decision away from the company. As I've said before, there will be adverse effects on many companies. THAT is how the government is screwing things up.How does getting the government involved "screw everything up?" Companies that give paid parental leave are at a competitive disadvantage, just as companies that pay their workers a higher wage than the minimum wage are at a competitive disadvantage. If everyone is required to give employees paid parental leave, those who are already providing it will no longer be at a competitive disadvantage. How does that qualify as the government screwing things up
Again, I contend that "taxes" is irrelevant. Now...if you had brought up Obamacare, then you WOULD be making a relevant point...but still a bad one. This proposal is not requiring a business to pay money to the government...as in taxes. It is more like Obamacare in that it is requiring businesses to buy something they may or may not want...that is an extra benefit for their employee. As I've said before...while still a bad idea, you would be more honest to advocate for an increase in taxes and the creation of another government entitlement...paid parental leave.The reason I brought up taxes is that you said you oppose the idea of a government mandate such as this one, yet taxes are a government mandate upon citizens, and are preferably used for wealth redistribution.
Well...I didn't say anything about democratic or republican values, so I won't answer a strawman question. I DID say that this proposal is nothing more than the government becoming a dictatorship...demanding that a business spend money on something they may or may not want to buy. We have entirely too much of this kind of thing already. Witness Obamacare.And lastly, how is supporting a paid parental leave mandate go against democratic or republican values?