Since the other one I made seems to be going well, I made another petition at the White House web site. I'll put all future petitions in this thread. If you make one, also put it here. My new one is about vacation.http://t.co/heUvaYbr
I asked for 20 days minimum vacation time and 8 hours maximum working hours for all full time employees. Sadly, they don't give you enough characters to write all your reasoning. Here is my reasoning if you need encouragement to sign this.
If existing employees can only work 8 hours a day, maximum, and MUST take 20 days a year off, companies will need to hire more people. Instant job creation at no cost to the government.
If Americans have all this free time they will be healthier and happier, decreasing health care and mental health care costs. They will have their lives enriched and enrich the lives of others. Free time means we can spend time with our friends families. It means we can spend time traveling and seeing the world. It means we can actually finish those side projects. It means we have time to volunteer. It means we can go fight the old ladies at the homeowner's association.
More tourism dollars boosts the economy. More leisure time means more spending on leisure items and media, boosting the economy.
Henry Ford, knew that leisure time was key. He was right about going from a six day week to a five day week. I actually think we're ready for a four-day week. If we're heading for a world without work, the best way to get there is to slowly reduce working hours over time.