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Melinda French Gates and others, advocating for Paid Family Leave, and how 2/3 caregivers are women....

Good on them and I fully support it for many reasons - some not in the link:

*Along with free childcare, and monthly child-tax credits, this ENCOURAGES people to have MORE kids -- and I continue to want America's population to rise more than already forecasted. This leads to more demand for natural resources - and, certain consumer goods and needs see demand rise!

*America's ethnic demography is changing for the better, and as France has seen, many of the new families moving in haven't made the 2 cars and 401K their deity yet, and they like having more kids. This is good as it creates larger numbers at Masjid and Church, more tithers and overall, assuages some financial concerns people might have in growing their families.

*Funding - it should come directly from shareholders. People sitting on their butts eating their organic flavanoids and counting their 401K returns - should share profits with those who generate them.

*Hiring - it all encourage businesses to hire people that they KNOW will lead to higher costs via family leave.

*As France is learning, it's better for society where kids from new American families stay HOME with parents - versus going to day-care, and merging with native speakers and assimilating to the local culture and norms. Family leave - if only briefly, prevents that nonsense.

Of course, this is just for growing families. But the number of old folks needing care continues to increase, and this eases burdens on families - not to mention - makes it easier and more palatable for people to live longer.

Pass Paid Family Leave.

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