Rep. Alan Grayson was standing in the middle of Disney World when it hit him: What Americans really need is a week of paid vacation.
So on Thursday, the Florida Democrat will introduce the Paid Vacation Act — legislation that would be the first to make paid vacation time a requirement under federal law.
Don't let Congressmen go to Disney World. As Allahpundit put it, "One fun ride on the teacups and they’re ready to lay down a mandate for 300 million people." Particularly when we're in the middle of an economic downturn and a rising unemployment rate - and if you don't get why either's important in this context, I suggest that you give Rep. Grayson's office a call; he may be hiring.
PS: You know how you know when you've said something dumb in this business? When even a reliably Democrat-friendly media entity like Politico can't help but snark. From later on:
So far, no group has come out in opposition of the bill. Nor has anyone announced opposition to roller coaster rides, cookouts on the beach or salt-water taffy on the boardwalk.
You can almost see the Politico ruffling Grayson's hair and telling him what a big Congressman he's getting to be, there.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.