Paid family leave

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Trump, at the bequest of Ivanka, is pushing for paid family leave for everyone upon the birth of a child.

Currently everyone is allowed 12 weeks but it is unpaid.

Trump wants to change that and this has been a key issue with Ivanka.

He says if your company won't do it then the government will pay for it.

Marco Rubio introduced a bill awhile ago that would deduct that leave from your social security but that failed miserably so now the plan is to pull it out of the unemployment fund.

Do you agree with this plan of Trumps?

Currently we are the only civilized nation without paid time off for family leave outside of your employer policy or some states that offer it.

Your thoughts?

Oh yea, Trump wants to include adoption under this also.
 
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Trump, at the bequest of Ivanka, is pushing for paid family leave for everyone upon the birth of a child.

Currently everyone is allowed 12 weeks but it is unpaid.

Trump wants to change that and this has been a key issue with Ivanka.

He says if your company won't do it then the government will pay for it.

Marco Rubio introduced a bill awhile ago that would deduct that leave from your social security but that failed miserably so now the plan is to pull it out of the unemployment fund.

Do you agree with this plan of Trumps?

Currently we are the only civilized nation without paid time off for family leave outside of your employer policy or some states that offer it.

Your thoughts?

Oh yea, Trump wants to include adoption under this also.
Yes, I agree with it.
 
May 2012
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Yes, I agree with it.
Quite an expensive proposal.

esearch from the Heritage Foundation estimated it would cost $114 billion over 10 years for a paid maternity leave program that would last up to 12 weeks and provide 50 percent to 60 percent of a worker’s pay. That price tag would go up to $198 billion over 10 years if 100 percent of pay was provided. Costs would balloon to $231 billion if it included all family medical leave.

Still, there is room for more workers to have access to wages when they take time off to attend to family or medical issues. While 63 percent of workers who took leave in the past two years received full or partial pay, according to Pew’s research, 36 percent received no pay at all.
Americans are wary of paying for Trump's family leave proposal

We know what Trump and Ivanka want so its up to congress to set the figures now. \

On top of this Trump has also been spending money on other social programs.

In his 2019 budget he increased spending for the National Endowment of Humanities, he increased funding for K-12 history and civics programs by a whopping 37%, increased funding for museum and library programs, as well as jacking up the money for the national park services.

He seems to be hell bent on history for some reason.
 
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I imagine the left won't touch this thread.


What is there to discuss? We don't know the details.


The idea of running paid family leave through the UI system isn’t new. President Clinton proposed the same thing during his second term. A number of states considered it, but none implemented it. Eventually, President George W. Bush’s Labor Department found that the proposed regulation ran counter to federal law because unemployment benefits require recipients to be available to work. Employees on paid family leave are by definition unable to work while they are away.

What Could the Trump Paid Family Leave Proposal Mean for Employers?
 
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Ian Jeffrey

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The idea of running paid family leave through the UI system isn’t new. President Clinton proposed the same thing during his second term. A number of states considered it, but none implemented it. Eventually, President George W. Bush’s Labor Department found that the proposed regulation ran counter to federal law because unemployment benefits require recipients to be available to work. Employees on paid family leave are by definition unable to work while they are away.
Of course, Congress could fix that.
 
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Interesting proposal.

Have never been a proponent of of forcing the employer to provide the benefit. But using the "unemployment benefits fund" sounds like it has some potential.

Although as with many things offered by elected officials, this one has the probability of creeping. If 12 weeks sounds good then a full year will sound better. (And why not give that full year to both parents....its only fair.)




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