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Fri Mar 13, 2020, 02:13 PM

Matt Gaetz Voted Against Paid Sick Leave in Florida But Takes Paid Leave From Congress

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., decided to self-quarantine this week after coming in contact with an individual who tested positive for a novel coronavirus, which causes the disease Covid-19, at the Conservative Political Action Conference late last month.

But Gaetzís decision to take time away from his job at Congress without the fear of losing pay or being fired is a right few Americans share. In fact, Gaetz voted to prohibit Florida residents from sharing that right.

Gaetzís office did not respond to a request for comment. The lawmaker has since tested negative for the SARS-CoV-2 virus but is continuing to self-quarantine ďin an abundance of caution.Ē Members of Congress get paid a salary of $174,000 or more no matter what. They do not have to vote or be present in D.C., and Gaetz has missed votes all week.

Gaetz initially sought medical treatment from the Capitolís Office of Attending Physician, the in-house government health clinic for high-level federal officials, alongside two other lawmakers, Reps. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Doug Collins, R-Ga., who also attended CPAC.

https://theintercept.com/2020/03/12/matt-gaetz-florida-paid-sick-leave-coronavirus/

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Zorro Mar 2020 OP
Squinch Mar 2020 #1
Zorro Mar 2020 #5
lame54 Mar 2020 #2
Moostache Mar 2020 #3
Leghorn21 Mar 2020 #4
lpbk2713 Mar 2020 #6
Autumn Mar 2020 #7

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 02:14 PM

1. I usually never rec the Intercept, but I'll rec that one.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 02:23 PM

5. Yeah I'm not too fond of the Intercept either

but this article isn't a Greenwald screed, and points out Republican hypocrisy on a key legislative response to the coronavirus threat.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 02:15 PM

2. Of course he did

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 02:15 PM

3. IOIYAAWR...every single time.

Its
OK
If
You
Are
A
White
Republican

Everyone else can fuck off in their minds...

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 02:17 PM

4. This liddle' frat boy is done and finished

Heís just - done, I tells ya!!

Also, finished!!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 02:26 PM

6. As a (R) he's above the law.



Laws like that only apply to the little people.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 02:52 PM

7. I hope every Republican gets this.

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