Oct. 5, 2021 1:39 pm ET
Dan Fishbein, president of Sun Life U.S., defends the paid-leave proposal floating around Washington (Letters, Oct. 2). He states that the federal-government option would cover all the costs for the employer. If the employer chooses the private-plan option, however, the government would reimburse the employer up to 90% of the costs, which “saves the government and the taxpayer that last 10% of the costs.”
This reminds me of when my former wife bought a $600 dress and told me it was on sale, down from $800, thereby “saving me $200.” I would be very happy if the government stopped trying to save taxpayers money in that same manner.