Well, there’s nary a word from the mainstream media, as Governor Dannel Malloy-D/WFP, heads to DC on Friday to serve at a panel discussion hosted by the Center for American Progress. According to highly paid taxpayer-supported Malloy spokesman, the Governor will speak about “the growing momentum for paid sick leave laws.” You may recall, Connecticut became the first state in the union to mandate the most anti-business of measures, paid-sick leave, last spring. It was Gov. Malloy’s gift to the Working Families Party, in return for their cross-endorsement in last fall’s elections.
Here’s what you need to know about the Center for American Progress:
-Its website lists its mission as “dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through progressive ideas and action.” Progressive is a substitute word for liberal, socialist or leftist.
-Its President and CEO, John Podesta, was chief of staff under President Bill Clinton and had “major influence in the formation of the Obama Administration.”
-The center counts among its Senior Fellows former Sen. Tom Daschle.
-The center publishes the daily global warming blog, Climate Progress.
-The center helped the late Congressman John Murtha D-PA put together his attack against the Iraq War.
-The center was featured prominently on the now defunct leftist network Air America Radio.
-The center predicted a $100B federal investment in green jobs would create 2 million new jobs in the U.S. in 2009 and 2010.
-On its website http://www.americanprogess.org, it features “The Legitimate Gripes Of the Other 99 percenters,” “Making the Court a Priority for Progressives,” “The Jobs Case For Conservation,” “Occupying Wall Street Together” and other leftist causes.
That’s where the Connecticut governor will be spending his Friday morning, while he touts paid sick leave. And in what can be expected to be his usual windy discourse, Dannel 88, I’m guessing, won’t be mentioning Michael Saltsman’s Wall St. Journal column. Saltman wrote “Nearly 30% of its lowest-wage earners reported reduced hours or layoffs after San Francisco passed a paid-leave ordinance.” No, Dannel 88 will be basking in the glow of a failed philosophy that has placed his state and a nation in peril.