Monday, November 2, 2015
Speaker of the House, Republican Paul Ryan...
says paid family leave for me, but not for thee.
We are the only major industrialized country that does not provide paid family leave for births, illnesses, or tragedies that all families have to deal with.
House Republicans Give Themselves 239 Days Off,
Average American Worker Only Gets 12
"In addition, 30 percent of Americans work on the weekend and nights, which means they don’t get to spend nearly as much time with their families. Furthermore, the median household income stands at $50,500 and a quarter of households make less than $25,000 a year.
In fact, Paul Ryan makes even more money now as House Speaker, getting a whopping paycheck of $223,500 while doing less work than his predecessor and while presiding over a Congress that will likely be one of the least productive in American history as it takes a vote every day to repeal Obamacare while doing little for the people they are supposed to serve.
"New House Speaker Paul Ryan made it clear to Fox News that he thinks only Republican lawmakers like himself should have paid family leave.
Prior to taking the job vacated by John Boehner, Ryan demanded that he receive paid personal family time even though he opposes letting American workers have the same benefit at their jobs.
The United States is currently the only developed nation in the world that doesn’t mandate paid personal leave to workers so they can spend time with their families to deal with illnesses, tragedies, or raising a new child.
Yet Paul Ryan made sure that he secured a personal family leave mandate for himself, and Fox News grilled him for it on Sunday."
So there you have it: The "Family Values" TeaPublicans and their obvious contempt for Americans who struggle to hold families together during stress-filled times. The American people have to look carefully at what the Congressional TeaPublicans DO, but not what they say, because what they do is enrich themselves, take long paid-for time off, and thumb their noses at the American people.
Also, Ryan promises to do nothing about immigration reform and will have none of that "cooperation and compromise" nonsense.
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss -- just sleazier.
On another issue concerning the "Family Values" TeaPublicans, Carly Fiorina admitted she lied to the American people when she falsely claimed "that 92 percent of all jobs lost during the president’s first term belonged to women.
Fact-checkers concluded that this was a misleading statistic because it does not factor into the president’s entire first term. When Martha Raddatz brought that up on ABC’s This Week this morning, FIorina admitted that 'in this particular case, the fact-checkers are correct.' ”