Trump Backs Paid Leave For New Parents, But Ignores Those Caring For The Elderly:
"The Trump Administration believes that caring for babies is so important that employers should give their parents up to six weeks of paid leave.
It apparently doesn’t believe it is as important, or as disruptive to work life, to care for aging parents or other relatives in need of personal assistance.
That, at least, is the message it is sending in Trump’s 2018 budget.
In a fiscal plan otherwise filled with cuts to government-funded social supports, the president proposed allowing states to use their unemployment insurance systems to fund paid family leave. The U.S. is the only developed country in the world without a paid leave program.
But if we are going to recognize the need to give workers time off to tend to the needs of their families, why limit that support to parents of new-borns or new adoptees?..."