I’ll give old Bernie credit, at least he said it. He really does think that raising taxes on all employees, all employers, and especially the self-employed small business owners in this country (who must pay all payroll taxes themselves) to fund “family leave” is a good idea. *
Let us create another hoop to jump through before hiring someone. Let us confiscate more wealth from the productive part of the economy and funnel it through the vast and wasteful government. Truly a recipe for prosperity.
We’re not Europe. Many of our ancestors came here to get away from Europe. We are different and that has historically served this country well. Germany may have massive “family leave” programs, but Germany also has and has had many things better left on the far side of the Pond.
Sanders said, “I think if you are looking about guaranteeing paid family and medical leave, which every other major country has so that when a mom gives birth she doesn’t have to go back to work in two weeks. Dad or mom can stay home with the kids. That will require a small increase in the payroll tax.”
Stephanopoulos said, “That’s going to hit everybody.”
*I say this as the father of 3 who does much of the day to day child rearing. I drive a minivan. I understand why people call for “family leave.” But some people always want politicians to give them something. It never ends. How about we just get to keep our money so we can spend it on our kids. How about that?
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