Ivanka Tweets Phony Message About Paid Family Leave Ripoff; Gets Roasted In Seconds

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The Trumps have marked their time in power by everything but looking out for the interests of those who President Trump is supposed to be looking out for as the leader of the country. It only takes a simple Google search to find some of the important regulations that the current presidential administration has moved to undercut in some fashion for the sake of big business, and that’s in addition to the moves like the tax reform plan that Trump signed into law late last year that massively favors corporations above the lower and middle class people of the U.S.

Still, on occasion, the president and those in his inner orbit pretend to be looking out for the interests of the people who Trump is supposed to be looking out for as president. Ivanka Trump, who serves as an unpaid adviser to her father, has done so through pushing her plan for a paid family leave policy, an idea that her father has offered support for on occasion.

Ivanka pushed her idea of instituting paid family leave on Twitter this Wednesday, but there’s just one problem. The plan that her and her ally on the matter, Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, are reportedly developing is absolutely ridiculous and is a slap in the face to the hardworking Americans her father came into office promising to look out for.

On Wednesday, she wrote on Twitter:

‘In 2016, 50% of infants were living in households where all parents were working. We need policies like #PaidFamilyLeave that support the modern working family!’

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In spirit, she’s right. We need to look out for the interests of the “modern working family.”

In practice, however, Ivanka Trump is very wrong.

POLITICO reported recently on the details of the plan that she and Sen. Rubio have been developing.

According to the publication, the plan as is would allow “people to draw Social Security benefits when they want to take time off for a new baby or other family-related matters, and then delay their checks when they hit retirement age.”

Let’s think about this for a minute. Ivanka and Rubio can’t even find it in themselves to work to develop some new source of funding for paid family leave. Instead, the two of them want to literally penalize someone if they want or need to take time off for a family matter.

How many low income working Americans would fret over the idea of delaying the arrival of their retirement benefits that they’ve paid for by any time at all, let alone the amount of time necessary for initial care of a newborn child? A no doubt large swath of the cash strapped population would choose to suffer through going into work during that time above putting off any benefits. Why should people even have to make that choice?

With the president interested in spending who knows just how much money on a military parade in his honor, Ivanka’s reported plan is ridiculous.

The plan is a lousy facade on the front of an administration defined by attempting to shape America to be some kind of demented white supremacist and conservative Christian wonderland.

Check out Twitter’s response to Ivanka’s latest Twitter post below.

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