In the Bully Pulpit: "It's the right thing to do."

January 28, 2015 1:37 PM

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In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama urged the Congress to take action on paid sick leave for American workers. Forty-three million workers currently have no paid sick leave, the President noted, forcing many to make "the gut-wrenching choice between a paycheck and a sick kid at home." Rectify this situation, he told the lawmakers: "It's the right thing to do."

"It's the right thing to do." This is a familiar refrain by now, six years into Obama's presidency. If not paid sick leave, it's health care reform, or the Dream Act, or tax credits for clean energy, or tuition assistance or gay rights. On these and many more issues, the President has again and agai...

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