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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    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.)
    1.)If Obama is a liberal, he is one terrible liberal
    2.)This would hurt employees?
    3.)It wouldnt hurt business an the economy. If the worker who is on leave still has income coming in they have money to spend. Hell lots of businesses offer some sort of maternity leave.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by gdgyva View Post
    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?
    Terrible retort. Please explain why America, Papau New Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Swaziland are right about maternal leave and the rest of the entire WORLD are wrong.
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    Re: Should All Companies be Required to Provide Paid Maternity Leave?

    Obviously yes. And anyone who believes in reducing the number of abortions but opposes guaranteeing paid leave is a hypocrite. If the U.S. wasn't such an awful place to raise a mother, much less people in lower incomes would be motivated to have an abortion.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Obama is a well-known liberal. Liberals hate businesses.
    Far from the actual definition of liberalism: Economic liberalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Quote Originally Posted by gdgyva View Post
    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?
    So you equivocate guaranteeing paid leave with shooting people that cross the border?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialDemocrat View Post
    Obviously yes. And anyone who believes in reducing the number of abortions but opposes guaranteeing paid leave is a hypocrite. If the U.S. wasn't such an awful place to raise a mother, much less people in lower incomes would be motivated to have an abortion.



    Far from the actual definition of liberalism: Economic liberalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Abortion? What does this have to do with abortion?

    shrug...

    Who cares about your link about "Economic liberalism"? I'm saying that Obama is a liberal/progressive/Democrat...pick your label...they are all one and the same.
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    Re: Should All Companies be Required to Provide Paid Maternity Leave?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    1.)If Obama is a liberal, he is one terrible liberal
    Well, he tries hard.

    2.)This would hurt employees?
    Yes, it would hurt employees...especially the ones who get laid off because the business can't afford to employ them.

    3.)It wouldnt hurt business an the economy. If the worker who is on leave still has income coming in they have money to spend. Hell lots of businesses offer some sort of maternity leave.
    Typical liberal ignorance. Who do you think is going to earn the money that worker gets while they are on leave?
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    Re: Should All Companies be Required to Provide Paid Maternity Leave?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Abortion? What does this have to do with abortion?

    shrug...

    Who cares about your link about "Economic liberalism"? I'm saying that Obama is a liberal/progressive/Democrat...pick your label...they are all one and the same.
    If it was not so economically unfeasible to have a child in this country, less people would be motivated to have abortions. Regarding Obama, I don't think someone who continued the War in Afghanistan, brought more customers to the healthcare industry, and supports surveillance of innocent citizens hardly deserves the label "progressive."

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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?
    i'm not one to favor federally mandated discrimination.. no.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialDemocrat View Post
    If it was not so economically unfeasible to have a child in this country, less people would be motivated to have abortions.
    Oh...are you saying that a big reason people get abortions is because they can't afford to have a baby? And that the solution is to place that cost on the backs of businesses? Yep...typical liberal ignorance.

    Regarding Obama, I don't think someone who continued the War in Afghanistan, brought more customers to the healthcare industry, and supports surveillance of innocent citizens hardly deserves the label "progressive."
    The overriding hallmark of a liberal is the belief that government should be all-powerful...that government can...and should...provide a solution to every individual's problems. So, yes...Obama is a liberal.
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    Re: Should All Companies be Required to Provide Paid Maternity Leave?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    i'm not one to favor federally mandated discrimination.. no.
    You're a white male you can't be discriminated against.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    You're a white male you can't be discriminated against.
    well played

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