But Steve Bailey does. Not because he mentions Pioneer’s work in yesterday’s column on business costs and unemployment insurance (UI), but because he is the one reporter who understands that the freeze on UI does absolutely nothing to reduce the cost of UI. As Bailey summarizes:
Freezing the rate is a little like skipping a credit card payment – eventually the bill comes due. As with your credit card, the way to cut your bill is to cut your spending.
Bailey noted earlier in his piece that
the Legislature, cowed by labor, has shown no appetite about doing anything about the underlying costs.
Right you are, again, Mr. Bailey. The UI rate freeze was passed without a roll-call vote to protect individual legislators from union backlash. And you think the Dome is capable of wrestling with big questions like the cost of housing and health care?