Talking Points

February 11, 2007

A Crisis of Conscience

Filed under: Talking Points memo — talkingpoints @ 4:15 pm

My fellow Americans, and anyone working in the land of the free illegally, I bring schoking news that can bring all of us to shame – that’s the subject of today’s Talking Points memo.

 A new study from Havard and Miguel Universities found that we Americans spend everyday of our working lives without the full protections and benefits that are common in other wealthy nations.

America!  The land of oppertunity.  Lags far behind almost every other country of means when it comes to family oriented workplace policies.

How bad is it?

  • American fathers have no federal guarantee of paid paternity leave.  Fathers in 65 other countries do.
  • American mothers don’t have a federal right to breastfeed their babies at work.  Mothers in 100 other countries do.
  • 73 nations pay mothers while their breastfeeding.  While we don’t do that.

America, to our shame, has no federal law to guarantee sick days. But in 145 nations, paid sick days are the law of the land.  We only have that worthless Family Leave Act, which doesn’t cover very worker – especially illegal immigrants (thats Mexicans for you liberals and PC speakers)

Why America doesent even have a federal law spelling out a maximum work week.  But over 130 other countries do.

I don’t know about you, but this is depressing stuff.  I don’t even know if I can finish this memo.  I mean, here we are the world’s only superpower, and it turns out we work too may hours, we can’t taken enough paid leave, we make daddy’s adandon their newborns, and we stifle breastfeeding mommies; unlike other civilized socialist welfare countries.

What kind of people are we!?

And that’s the memo


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