Marco Rubio isn't the only bumbling idiot in government who wants to put band-aids on bullet wounds and then call themselves a hero. It's quite common actually. The condescending tone he had while speaking on the issue isn't surprising but it still got me pissed off. Let's look at what he is proposing below:
Senator @MarcoRubio will introduce a bill today to help parents get paid family leave. It's called the Economic Security for New Parents Act. The measure would give parents two months of paid leave, by pulling from their future social security benefits.
My question is not just for Marco Rubio, but also for the rest of the empty-headed neanderthals that are running the government off of our dime. Why is it that you all wont simply fix the underlying problems of our f*cked economy instead of just treating the symptoms? I don't expect it all to be fixed easily or quickly, but damn...can we at least try? The facts are that in these huge corporations: the profit is continuing to climb sky high while the wages that workers get paid have remained stagnant. Productivity continues to grow while workers are not being paid in proportion:
So why is it that we can spend most of our lives working for a company who has all power to:
not pay us in proportion to the profit they receive
not pay us in proportion to the productivity we output
lowball us as it is when it comes to salary/wages
replace us if they decide that we've become anything close to resembling a "financial burden"
...and yet the government refuses to hold them accountable for their mistreatment? We are already underneath the heavy weight of capitalism and you mean to tell me that you cant create/try to create laws or a system that require companies to give us reasonable family leave and adequate pay? We have to borrow/take from our own retirement/social security benefits so that we wont get tossed aside by a company we've been working for for X amount of years?
When it comes to companies 'being able to afford it' I'm not going to accept bullshit as an answer. We have apple About to reach the 1 trillion dollar mark. Bezos is richer than any mofo on the planet. These big companies have no excuse. The smaller companies may need help to provide these benefits to their employees but this help should come from taxes we already pay, in my opinion. You all are wasting money on golf trips and the imperialization of other countries...how about you spend it helping workers (especially the working class/working poor)?
The U.S. budget needs to be readjusted so that human rights, healthcare, education, and public health are prioritized. We should not have to pull from retirement funds to survive in the present day. We should have a system that allows us to BOTH save for retirement AND AT THE SAME TIME be allowed to exist as normal human beings (and not as slaves who don't tire or have families).
What really kills me is that most of the horse shit that you all spill on us, would never even be allowed near your own personal doorsteps. How do you think these people working in Washington DC would look at someone telling them to pull from their own retirements to pay for family leave today? It's how they treat every issue. I mean, some of these politicians wont allow guns in their office buildings but are fine with guns flooding our campuses, workplaces, and public places. They're hypocrites. If it's not good enough for you, it's not good enough for me...and that's that.
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