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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 01:45 AM

Want paid paternity.maternity leave? Defer your retirement.

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/04/rubio-ivanka-trump-family-leave-385050

Ivanka, Rubio find a new project: Paid family leave

Marco Rubio is starting to strategize with Ivanka Trump to win over skeptical Republicans on a traditionally Democratic issue: paid family leave.

Rubio has barely started drafting a paid leave bill, much less a broader legislative strategy. But he envisions an idea that has recently gained traction in conservative circles: allowing people to draw Social Security benefits when they want to take time off for a new baby or other family-related matters, and then delay their checks when they hit retirement age.

Rubio has barely started drafting a paid leave bill, much less a broader legislative strategy. But he envisions an idea that has recently gained traction in conservative circles: allowing people to draw Social Security benefits when they want to take time off for a new baby or other family-related matters, and then delay their checks when they hit retirement age.


What a wonderful idea. And if you need to take longer, say 6 months instead of 6 weeks, like most other civilized countries, well then you will need to defer your SS even longer. And, heaven forbid, you have more than one child and want/need to take time off for each? God! These people are just plain evil.

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Reply Want paid paternity.maternity leave? Defer your retirement. (Original post)
Stonepounder Feb 13 OP
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BigmanPigman Feb 13 #2
Phoenix61 Feb 13 #3
BigmanPigman Feb 13 #4
jmowreader Feb 13 #5
Sophia4 Feb 13 #6
Hoyt Feb 13 #7

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:00 AM

2. How do other developed countries afford

universal health care, months of paid maternity/paternity, weeks of vacation a year, free and quality college education, lower infant mortality rates, etc.? How are we "advanced" compared to them? Their "quality of life" is something I wish we had here. With Rubios and Ivankas running the show our country is going to continue to slide further until it won't ever to be able to recover in our lifetime. They pay slightly higher taxes but in the long run they actually pay less than the average American. Is that much of our budget really going toward the military instead of the citizens?

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:44 AM

3. Yes it is

We pay more for military than the next 9 countries combined. The military industrial complex is bankrupting our country.

I'm off by one. It's the next 8 countries not 9.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:47 AM

4. That much...WOW!

I knew it was high but THAT HIGH?!?!?

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:53 AM

5. The words tax cut are not spoken there

The problem we have is the Republican love of tax cuts.

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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:54 AM

6. They are not considering the fact that often it is the employer and not the employee

who really, really decides when a person retires. And if it isn't the employer, it is very often the health of the person retiring.

What a bunch of kooks. They don't live in the real world.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 06:51 AM

7. Military spending really is our problem, as posters above note. We could do healthcare and


just about everything else most of us want IF we didn't have to bully the world.


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