Empty Progressive Promises Are Fueling Politics at Dallas City Hall

What’s more cliche than an empty promise in campaign season?A progressive bloc of Dallas City Council members delivered just that to city’s poor Wednesday, sitting on a moral high horse and thundering demands of equality and fairness at — well at whom exactly?Led by mayoral candidate Scott Griggs and council member Philip Kingston, the council voted 10-4 to give City Hall the power to force all businesses in the city to offer paid sick leave to employees.If the ordinance goes into effect, it would see the city manager gain subpoena power over the employment records of private businesses to ensure compliance with the new employment rules. A $500 fine — just enough for a big business to be indifferent to and for a small business to be hurt by — is the threatened punishment.  Continue reading...

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