Loathsome Trumpists CAN'T BELIEVE They Only Got A Month's Paid Paternity Leave, THANKS OBAMA
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So there I was, feeling bad for the Trump officials who did not get their full paid parental leave, because of how they lost their jobs in the middle of that leave when we shoved Trump out the White House onto his fat tuchus. I was sad for them! We should all have paid parental leave! But then they started talking, and they would not stop.
See, they're very upset because can you imagine having a baby and then not having healthcare for that baby can you imagine????
A pair of married former Trump Homeland Security officials said they had a similar experience. They provided POLITICO with emails showing an agency official telling them that, as political appointees, their parental leave benefits would be treated the same as those for career employees. Their baby was born on Dec. 18. Late at night on Jan. 5, the father got an email from the HR office saying that they had been wrong and that their benefit would end on Jan. 20.
"It's one thing if you have a household, if you have one family member who works for the government," he said. "But we were both employed by the government so we're losing both of our opportunities for health care and both our incomes, so it's pretty scary to have a premature baby at home and not knowing if you're going to have an income or health insurance."
IS IT? IS IT SCARY HAVING A PREMATURE BABY AT HOME AND NOT KNOWING IF YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE, MEMBER OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION THAT HAS DEFINITELY FOR FUCKING SURE BEEN TRYING TO RIP AWAY EVERYONE'S HEALTH INSURANCE AND WHILE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT 'RIPPING THINGS AWAY,' COUPLE WHO IS WORKING AT HOMELAND SECURITY, HAS ANYTHING ABOUT SCARED BABIES BEEN IN THE NEWS THERE THE PAST FOUR YEARS?
Anyway, those married DHS officials only got a paid month off each, and they are VERY MAD about how SCREWED they got, but maybe they should count themselves lucky they're not one of the third of new moms going back to work right away, and forget about new dads, what is this, NORWAY?
Anybody else should shut the fuck up about now? (This is almost certainly not Stephen Miller, but it would be hilarious if it was.)
One former senior Trump official['s ...] wife had a baby girl in early December. He took three weeks of paternity leave before having to go back to work to deal with the fallout of the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riot. He says he lost out on nine weeks of leave, which is equivalent to between $20,000 and $30,000.
"This isn't an entitlement that I asked for but I feel like after four years, it was earned," he said.
Does he? Does he feel like he "earned" it? Did he just shove a baby out of his ass? (YES I KNOW PATERNITY LEAVE IS IMPORTANT, SHUT UP.) Anyway, he is very GRRR he did not get the equivalent of "SO FUCKING MUCH CASH MONEY" and why can't he have an extra $20,000 to $30,000 since he had to come to work after his boss sent an army to murder the vice president? WAH HE ONLY GOT THREE WEEKS PAID TIME OFF, ISN'T HE SUPPOSED TO GET PAID FOR WORKING AND PAID TO HAVE TIME OFF?
What is he, an accountant for Enron?
"I could have left earlier but I didn't because I was told 'hey you've got paternity leave coming up,' and if I had known that you're not going to get to use your paternity leave and you're actually gonna just work your ass off when you have a new baby and then get fired, I probably would have made a different decision," he said.
The former official declined to go on the record for fear that it would affect his prospects of landing a job with a salary to support a family of five.
Yeah, if somebody can't afford avocado toast for his family of five, maybe he should keep his legs shut.
Let's hear from a better person than we are:
"Paid parental leave is really really important for maternal health, for child wellbeing, for family connectivity, and I can't imagine being in that new parents' shoes and not having the finances," said Adrienne Schweer, a fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center who leads its Paid Family Leave Task Force. "Extending it to a couple people for a few months could be a good thing. There is precedent for unique circumstances, and I would love to see a good example set of ensuring that as many people as possible can have paid parental leave."
Adrienne Schweer is a nice person, and at the moment she is nicer than I am, because fuck those guys.
Let them eat some bootstraps, save two months' earnings for an emergency, move somewhere with a lower cost of living and get a roommate, sell some plasma for cash, they really shouldn't complain as long as they have refrigerators, and do you really need that "i-Phone"?
And you're welcome for that extra $400 a week in extended unemployment, people who probably should have planned ahead since they knew they were going to be out of a job November fucking 5 but thought they should get to stay on payroll anyway, because they're special and it was their "birth plan."
Learn about Rosa DeLauro's and Kirsten Gillibrand's FAMILY Act here, it's a good one, and those fucking people should start pushing for it but they won't because it's for everybody instead of just for them.
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