In the latest “Cuccinelli Compass” Cooch attacks the liberal media for their “tirade” over his “No Ablo Anglais” bill:
It only took a week for the liberal media to come charging after me for one of my bills – SB 339. SB 339 would change the law to make it employee “misconduct” for an employee not to speak adequate English to do their job, in violation of a policy of the employer. If an employee is fired for “misconduct,” then the employer is not liable for unemployment benefits.
He then gets to the heart of the matter…
So, SB 339 would make the failure to speak or learn adequate English “misconduct” if an employer required English proficiency as part of the job.
Then, his final defense…
This is common sense, but the liberals are wigging out. Maybe that’s a sign of just how good a bill this is…
Apparently the mere fact you think this is a bad bill makes a person a “liberal”. I have been called many things, but never a liberal. This will certainly come as news to the commenter at RK who called me a “mouth breather” because I an a Republican
Actually, liberals “wigging out” really has little to do with this bill. And what this bill does, besides create an overly protective cushion for employers who make bad hiring decisions, is point out the drift of the GOP.
This bill seeks to protect business’s who made a bad call in hiring. The business, or a representative of the owners, met with, interveiewed, and decided person “X” could do the job. If you hire a person to do a job and that person lacks the fundamental skills at hiring to do the job…that’s a two way street. The Company decided to hire, and now Cooch wants to give them an out to dodge responsibility.
This is the type of fine tuned interventionist bill the demos used to be famous for. If you want to let the free market work and let each earn according to their abilities-you know, Adam Smith stuff-then you let them take the hit for errors made.
But today’s GOP is too often concerned with amassing power and assuaging their sponsors (but not their constituents), even if the resulting laws are bad.
This bill is representative of so much that has gone wrong with the GOP…no conscience in proposing, no solid philosophy for proposing it , and no soul in standing by it.
Oh, but there I go talking like a “liberal” again.