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.

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