Republican Lawmaker Implies Nurses Mostly Play Cards at Work: During a debate on a bill in Washington state that would require uninterrupted meal and rest breaks for certain healthcare workers, Republican State Sen. Maureen Walsh argued that giving nurses breaks would make it difficult for hospitals to stay open, pointing out that nurses really don’t need breaks anyway, because “they probably just play cards for a considerable amount of the day.”
Wow, seems Republicans must be taking themselves “a little break” from attacking teachers and public service employees, and have now moved on to attacking nurses. Well, I guess we all need to take a break - that is, except nurses, who are way too busy playing cards.
That said, I wonder when the last time Sen. Walsh’s daily workload became so overwhelming that she was forced to forgo using to the restroom her entire time at work? On the other hand, she does kind of remind me of someone who may be a wee bit “backed up.” Perhaps adding a little more fiber might help? Maybe she could ask a nurse about that.
So, it appears that Sen. Walsh has now taken to writing laws based on what she imagines nurses do all day? My question is, if what Republicans like Sen. Walsh are saying is actually correct, then why is it that polls consistently rate nurses among the most respected of professions and politicians like her at the very bottom?