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Ivanka Trump And Marco Rubio’s Paid Leave Plan Is A Disaster For Women
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Ivanka Trump And Marco Rubio’s Paid Leave Plan Is A Disaster For Women

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and first daughter Ivanka Trump are pushing for a paid parental leave plan that is actually worse than the current federal policy ― which is no policy at all.
The U.S. is the only industrialized nation that offers no paid time off to new mothers.
Under the Rubio-Trump scheme, which is based on a proposal from the conservative Independent Women’s Forum, new parents would fund their parental leave by tapping into their Social Security benefits early.
Parents would get 12 weeks of benefits ― estimated to be about 40 percent of average worker pay ― in exchange for what the Independent Women’s Forum claims would only be six weeks of Social Security retirement benefits down the line.
But the Rubanka plan would have parents pay for children with their retirement funds ― essentially stealing from their own future well-being.
Though they live longer than men, women have less money saved for retirement.
This is partly because women are more likely to take time out of the labor force to care for children and other family members, working just 75 percent of the years men work.
In a piece written for the conservative publication The Federalist, the group’s managing director, Carrie Lukas, writes that a policy like this could have the added “benefit” of changing Americans’ thinking about Social Security as a bedrock benefit that cannot be changed.
Under his plan, the U.S. would offer six weeks of family leave, paid for with unemployment insurance.
“But [Rubio’s plan] is a step in the wrong direction.” Advocates like Bravo have been fighting for paid leave since the 1993 passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act, which provides 12 weeks unpaid leave for some employees at large companies.

Is Ivanka Trump Staying at the White House in 2018? President’s Daughter Updates Twitter Location and Profile
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Is Ivanka Trump Staying at the White House in 2018? President’s Daughter Updates Twitter Location and Profile

Ivanka Trump seems ready to settle in Washington, D.C.—at least according to her father’s favorite social media platform.
The first daughter changed her Twitter profile on New Year’s Day, switching her location from New York to Washington and beefing up her White House credentials.
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Shortly after 8 p.m. Monday, Trump tweeted, “It is good to be home!
#2018 #NewYearsDay #Home,” along with a picture of a shirt and coat that looked child-size hanging on a teddy bear-shaped door hanger.
Trump and her husband and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner starting renting a $5.5 million home in the Kalorama section of Washington, D.C., just weeks before Donald Trump was sworn in as president.
Another hint that the first daughter is stepping away from New York City, where her clothing brand Ivanka Trump HQ operates, is her statement in response to a report last week that she wore clothing for sale from her company in 68 percent of pictures she posted on social media between March and October 2017.
The first daughter changed her Twitter profile on New Year’s Day, switching her location from New York to Washington, D.C., and beefing up her White House credentials.
The first daughter, who is a Wharton School of Business graduate, like President Donald Trump, appears to be focusing on her role as an adviser to her father on the business aspects of politics.

Hispanic unemployment at all-time low under Trump
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Hispanic unemployment at all-time low under Trump

Ivanka Trump says Hispanic unemployment is at its lowest rate ever.
The president’s daughter, a senior White House adviser, flagged the statistic Friday morning shortly after the Labor Department released November unemployment numbers. “This Administration and @realDonaldTrump are working hard to create opportunities for all Americans,” Ivanka Trump said. “…and we are just getting started!”
Hispanics are reaping the benefits of a strong job market, even as some remain concerned about their place in the country under a Trump presidency.
The president has made cracking down on illegal immigration one of his top priorities, and spoke derisively about Mexicans during his campaign.
On jobs, at least, Hispanics in the Trump era are seeing improvement.
That figure remains much lower than the general U.S. rate of homeownership, which was 63.9% in the most recent quarter.
And large discrepancies remain between Hispanic men and women.
But the Hispanic unemployment rate is certainly lower than its post-recession peak of 13% in August 2009.

Ivanka Trump and the push for paid parental leave
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Ivanka Trump and the push for paid parental leave

Ivanka Trump and the push for paid parental leave.
Nothing has come of his proposal yet and no mention was made of it in Mr Trump’s first budget.
Ms Trump has since suggested that she wants the leave to be available to men as well as women.
Mr Trump, who has described pregnancy as “an inconvenience for a business”, probably owes his interest in the issue to his daughter.
Most women, and mothers, now work.
Forcing women back to work a few days after giving birth is brutal; there is increasing evidence of the social and economic benefits of allowing working women to spend time with their newborn children.
A study of California’s paid leave programme, which provides partial pay for up to six weeks after childbirth, and is funded through a temporary disability insurance tax, found that poor women benefited most and in a way that should interest those conservative lawmakers.
A recent study from Boston Consulting Group suggests found the pros of a family leave policy among private companies—including improved employee morale and retention—outweigh the cons.
Deb Fischer, a Republican senator from Nebraska, has introduced a bill that would create a tax incentive for companies to offer two weeks of paid family leave a year.
Mr Trump has shown no obvious sign of interest in either proposal.