We all want American families to have the time and resources they need to welcome a new child.
A new federal entitlement program would:
- Require a new payroll tax,
- Disrupt existing paid leave arrangements,
- Leave all workers with less money in their paychecks,
- Result in fewer job opportunities, particularly for women.
In reality most full-time employees have some paid time off. But this doesn’t mean all families have the time and resources they need when welcoming a child. Those who lack paid leave often end up leaving their jobs and using public assistance.