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Donald Trump says only mothers deserve paid family leave

Donald Trump says only mothers deserve paid family leave

Tell us, HollywoodLifers - how do YOU feel about Trump's new maternity leave/child care plan? His proposal, for six weeks of maternity leave, is an intriguing entrant to the debate about how to help ensure that everyone can be there when the people they love need them most.

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has proposed revising and expanding tax breaks created to reduce the cost of child care and elderly dependent care. Under her plan, workers would receive up to two-thirds of their current wages, up to a ceiling, while on leave. "We take an individualized approach to helping employees manage family and work responsibilities". After the policy was released today, Michael Linden, an analyst at The Hub Project and former adviser to the U.S. Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee, did an excellent job at explaining Trump's failure. That would seem to be the opposite effect of a good child care policy.

While popular imagination may still talk about the "two-parent household", the reality is that families look a lot different now.

Families could save up to $2,000 each year. The campaign also said that paid maternity leave is a policy area that's separate from child care policy. "'Daddy, Daddy, we have to do this.' And she's right". Clearly, a policy that leaves fathers out makes it much harder for men to achieve equality in parenting.

It started Tuesday in Iowa, when Trump claimed Clinton is running "a policy-free campaign". And the public knows this: A nonpartisan poll from Brigham Young University and the Deseret News in Salt Lake City showed that Americans think employers should be required to offer at least four months of paid leave to new parents - moms and dads. She does not understand it. Trump will nominate judges who enforce, not make, the law.

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According to the campaign, the maternity leave proposal would be funded by eliminating an estimated $3.3 billion in unemployment fraud, though experts have pegged the total cost of even a bare-bones maternity leave paid by the government to cost much more - about $9 billion annually, Politico reported. HillaryClinton.com is virtually buried in policy proposals for child care, family leave, and elder care (including a special section on Alzheimer's disease).

Orange County Comptroller Martha Haynie is one of several Florida Republicans backing Democrat Hillary Clinton for president as part of a "Together for Florida" initiative to sway Republicans and independents.

Hoping to improve his appeal to women voters, Trump on Tuesday proposed that the federal government guarantee six weeks of paid maternal leave.

I commend Donald Trump for offering a new proposal that give parents the additional flexibility to decide what's best for their own family. In more recent elections, that group has favored Republicans. "There's no policy that's been articulated on how to solve the problem". Do the Trumps really believe American families can only thrive with women at the helm, or that fathers shouldn't have the opportunity to support their families, beyond a paycheck?


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