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

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    Should All Companies be Required to Provide Paid Maternity Leave?

    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?


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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?
    No....

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

    Nope. It should be at the discretion of the employer, as it is today.

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

    Absolutely. Many women are forced to abandon their careers in order to have children or at least take a significant hit to. If family really is such an important value in this country, we shouldn't make it such a hardship for working women to also have families.

    Every other western nation enforces paid maternity leave, and they benefit from it tremendously.
    Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Absolutely. Many women are forced to abandon their careers in order to have children or at least take a significant hit to. If family really is such an important value in this country, we shouldn't make it such a hardship for working women to also have families.


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

    Maternity leave - yes. Paid maternity leave - no.

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

    Absolutely they should.

    Why America insists on remaining uncivilized in so many ways in the name of "freedom" or something is beyond me.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Absolutely. Many women are forced to abandon their careers in order to have children or at least take a significant hit to. If family really is such an important value in this country, we shouldn't make it such a hardship for working women to also have families.

    Every other western nation enforces paid maternity leave, and they benefit from it tremendously.
    No woman is forced to have a baby.

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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.
    That is if they dont terminate it or hell (it seems) those services are being removed slowly as well...


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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?
    If the taxpayers want the pregnant women to have the money they should be the ones to pay.
    Of course, leveling it albeit indirectly on consumers is a neat trick; almost wizardry and most people don't notice.

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