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    Re: Should All Companies be Required to Provide Paid Maternity Leave?

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    No....
    Not just no, but HELL NO!

    If a couple cannot afford to have a child, why are they doing so?

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    Re: Should All Companies be Required to Provide Paid Maternity Leave?

    benefits =

    paid time off (vacations)

    paid sick leave

    ability to save through a 401k program (some companies match)

    health insurance (we pay 75% of our employee's cost)

    life insurance (every employee gets a policy paid for by company)


    those are OUR company benefits....we have 150+ employees

    we offer 12 weeks maternity leave (unpaid)

    sorry....but paying someone to have a baby goes way beyond the meaning of benefits to me

    and it is very sexist.....are you going to pay the father also?

    what about an adoption?
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    Re: Should All Companies be Required to Provide Paid Maternity Leave?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Not just no, but HELL NO!

    If a couple cannot afford to have a child, why are they doing so?
    Agreed. I feel that unpaid maternity leave is fine, and should be offered (similar to the FMLA). However, if our society thinks we should pay people not to work for one or more reasons, then why work at all? Just go to a company, sign some paperwork, and go back home and sit on the sofa. In fact, why have companies at all? Just let the government own everything and pay people what THEY think they're worth. That should work out just great, don't you think?

    Personal responsibility is hateful to even think about, and oppressive to ask someone to take responsibility for, much less requiring it. We have to give money to anyone that doesn't have it... except those that earn it.

    This type of cultural slide and socialist/quasi-communistic BS just ticks me off.

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    Re: Should All Companies be Required to Provide Paid Maternity Leave?

    If it passes, women will have a much harder time getting a job.

    I know a guy who owns an fast food joint that says, "between all their lady problems, having to leave for sick kids and getting pregnant, he would just as soon hire an all male staff. I bet that would be the sentiment for most small businesses.
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    Re: Should All Companies be Required to Provide Paid Maternity Leave?

    yeah

    if it comes down to an equally qualified male vs female

    it becomes a very easy choice now

    of course, the applicant will never know that
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    Re: Should All Companies be Required to Provide Paid Maternity Leave?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    No woman is forced to have a baby.
    "Legitimate rape."
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    Re: Should All Companies be Required to Provide Paid Maternity Leave?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Do you agree with the President's recent statements that the US should join the rest of the industrialized world and have provided paid maternity leave? The President said that Congress should work on legislation requiring employers to have paid maternity leave? Do you believe this should be law or not?
    'MURICA! Also, Papau New Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Swaziland!

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    Re: Should All Companies be Required to Provide Paid Maternity Leave?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Do you agree with the President's recent statements that the US should join the rest of the industrialized world and have provided paid maternity leave? The President said that Congress should work on legislation requiring employers to have paid maternity leave? Do you believe this should be law or not?
    Obama is a well-known liberal. Liberals hate businesses. Therefore, it's not surprising that Obama would propose some asshat idea that will only result in:

    1. Hurting businesses.
    2. Hurting employees.

    Furthermore, liberals should really dump this idea of theirs that "a law from the feds" can fix anything.

    (God...I can't wait till the Democrats get their asses kicked in 2014 and 2016.)
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    Re: Should All Companies be Required to Provide Paid Maternity Leave?

    Many can afford them if employed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Not just no, but HELL NO!

    If a couple cannot afford to have a child, why are they doing so?

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Should All Companies be Required to Provide Paid Maternity Leave?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    'MURICA! Also, Papau New Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Swaziland!


    Some countries shoot people crossing their borders....would you like us to change that policy also?

    Other countries, you take a test in 8th grade, and then they TELL you where you go next....college, or technical/trade school....shall we adopt this policy also?

    There are a lot of countries that do things differently than us.....i wouldnt say theirs is the best way........would you?
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