House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., left, confers with Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., as he presides over a markup hearing to craft the Democrats' Build Back Better Act, massive legislation that is a cornerstone of President Joe Biden's domestic agenda, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. The high cost of the bill, to help families and combat climate change, would be financed in part by increasing taxes on the wealthy and corporations. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Democrats Push to Save Paid Family Leave Proposal

A group of Democrats are trying to save the paid family leave proposal, which Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has been trying to kill. The proposed bill would mandate that companies with over 50 employees offer up to 12 weeks of unpaid time off for new parents after they have a child.

The Democrats hope that by killing this bill, it will be voted on in 2020 and not 2018, giving them more time to work on it.

If this idea is going to be pushed back to 2020, why not just abandon the idea entirely?

There are many reasons it should be abandoned. First, if a company is unable to offer at least 12 weeks of unpaid leave, they probably aren’t operating a successful business and it’s unfair for them to have a mandate placed on them from the federal government.

Second, this is an infringement on the rights of businesses and people who don’t want to offer paid family leave. They shouldn’t be forced to do so by a federal mandate.

Third, it’s not the job of the federal government to ensure that every worker in the country gets 12 weeks off with pay for having a baby.

Fourth, this is a mandate on businesses which will only hurt the hiring process and cause them to have to raise prices. We don’t need more mandates from Washington D.C., we need the federal government to allow businesses to succeed without over-regulations that hold back growth and innovation.

Fifth, this will cost taxpayers up to $20 billion to implement, which will be taken out of the Social Security Trust Fund. This is money that people are relying on for retirement. If Democrats were truly concerned about protecting women’s rights, they wouldn’t do this.

Sixth, it doesn’t make sense that men would get less time off than women if they both work at the same company. This is an unfair way to treat people and should be treated as such.

Seventh, the Senate did vote on this in 2015, but did not pass it because Democrats didn’t have enough votes. There was no reason for them to reintroduce the bill again today.

Eighth, there are just too many reasons why this is a bad idea and the Democrats keep pushing it back for political reasons. They know if they can get away with this, they might be able to use the momentum from 2020 as a campaign issue to help them seize control of all three branches of government.

We need conservatives in Congress to block these types of mandates on businesses and families before Democrats are able to use them as a campaign tool for 2020.

Please go out and vote this November! We need more people in Congress who are willing to stand up against these types of mandates that Democrats keep trying to push through!

Thank you, God bless the United States of America, and God bless President Donald Trump!

Bre Payton was born and raised in California, but has lived in DC since 2010. There are rumors she moved to Washington for an internship with The Washington Times, but no one can get the straight story from her… She is a staunch conservative, loving defender of the Constitution, proud homeschool mom, writer & blogger at The Federalist Papers .

Bre Payton was born and raised in California, but has lived in DC since 2010. There are rumors she moved to Washington for an internship with The Washington Times, but no one can get the straight story from her… She is a staunch conservative, loving defender of the Constitution, proud homeschool mom, writer & blogger at The Federalist Papers .

Bre Payton was born and raised in California, but has lived in DC since 2010. There are rumors she moved to Washington for an internship with The Washington Times, but no one can get the straight story from her… She is a staunch conservative, loving defender of the Constitution, proud homeschool mom, writer & blogger at The Federalist Papers .

A federal mandate requiring companies to offer employees up to 12 weeks of paid family leave wouldn’t just be nice for new parents, it would fundamentally alter the nature of American society, according to a recent article from The Atlantic.

The article’s author, Derek Thompson, suggests that such a mandate would affect everything from the cycle of marriage and reproduction to gender norms, female workplace participation, and patterns of family formation.

We do not really know what might happen if you give all working parents 12 weeks of paid leave,” he writes. “It seems impossible; we’ve never lived in that world before.