Eric Cantor has mostly good ideas, but his latest effort at appearing 'kindler and gentler' is a good example of modern Republican policy initiatives at their worst.
Fearing the appearance of always saying no, Republicans like Cantor look for ways to push 'feel good' concepts to compete with Democrat 'feel good' concepts. Cantor's bill to provide for time off instead of cash for overtime pay is a good example. What Cantor should be doing is trying to repeal the overtime laws, not make them even worse.
Why is the government defining overtime? Why isn't that something that should be worked out between employer and employee? Why presume that one size fits all? Arranging overtime should be strictly a discussion between employer and employee. Government bureaucrats should take a hike.
By introducing legislation like this, Cantor joins a long list of Republicans that seem willing to outdo their Democratic brethren in pushing the government into more nooks and crannies of areas that should be left to private citizens. The government should butt out and Cantor should know that.