Joe Manchin represents .5% of US population but just killed paid family leave supported by 80% of Americans. Shockingly undemocratic
Senate Democrats have decided to drop paid family and medical leave, a key cornerstone of Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, from their mammoth social spending package Wednesday after attempts to drastically pare it down were deemed insufficient, three sources tell me.
Weeks of paid family leave by country: UK: 39 Ireland: 26 Finland: 23.5 Australia: 18 Denmark: 18 France: 16 Switzerland: 14 USA: Zero And Senate Democrats just dropped paid leave from the Build Back Better plan. It really, truly, doesn't have to be this way.
Dear Democrats, One Senator from West Virginia has single-handedly killed: PAID COMMUNITY COLLEGE FAMILY LEAVE MASSIVE CLIMATE LEGISLATION WTF??? GET ANGRY. DO SOMETHING.
The big spending bill Democrats have been talking about for months now has: no reducing drug prices, no free community college, no family leave of ANY kind, no universal checks. What is even the point of this party?
I think so far we've said goodbye to paid family leave, tuition-free community college, meaningful climate provisions, expanded Medicare eligibility + vision/hearing/dental, prescription drug price controls, universal non-means-tested child care + tax credit, a billionaire tax...
We had a delightful meeting at the Pulte Family Charitable Foundation this evening! Imagine us trying to figure out who to help!