Monday, January 26, 2015

Six Weeks' Paid Leave Opposed by People With Thirty-Three Weeks' Paid Leave

U.S. Congress. (photo: Pablo Martinez/AP)
U.S. Congress. (photo: Pablo Martinez/AP)
By Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker
23 January 15

resident Obama’s proposal to give workers six weeks of paid leave is meeting strong opposition from a group of people who annually receive thirty-three weeks of paid leave.
Members of the group heard the President’s proposal on Tuesday night, one of the few nights of the year when they are required to report to their workplace.
The opponents of paid leave, who show up for work a hundred and thirty-seven days per year and receive paid leave for the other two hundred and twenty-eight, were baffled by other moments in the President’s speech.
For example, they were confused by Obama’s challenge to try to survive on a full-time job that pays fifteen thousand dollars, since they all currently hold a part-time job that pays a hundred and seventy-four thousand dollars.

 
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