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

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.

Woman with millions in real estate indicted on charges of scamming Social Security money
Welfare

Woman with millions in real estate indicted on charges of scamming Social Security money

A Milwaukee woman who received food stamps, medical aid and other public assistance for years while failing to disclose income from $4 million worth of rental properties in Shorewood, South Milwaukee and elsewhere has been indicted by a federal grand jury.
Milwaukee County property and tax records and court documents showed Porush owned or had interest in the properties, some co-owned with her elderly mother.
Her mother, Lidia Kolchinsky, applied for public assistance as well and did not disclose any income from the rental properties.
When Porush and other public assistant applicants reported on a one-page form that they were self-employed or had no income, administrators of the taxpayer-subsidized programs accepted that as fact, with little or no additional verification, the Journal Sentinel found.
The indictment, filed last week, includes two counts of wire fraud totaling $1,420 and one count of making false statements, related to Porush’s application for Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, which was meant to help people with disabilities, blindness and those over 65.
Prosecutors in the Porush case declined to speak to the Journal Sentinel about the indictment.
If convicted, Porush would likely receive far less punishment based on federal sentencing guidelines.
Porush filed for bankruptcy twice in 2017, records show.
Porush filed again later in the year.
Meanwhile, the Wisconsin Department of Justice has filed a claim against Porush in the most recent bankruptcy case, seeking $151,563 it says she improperly received for food and medical assistance from 2009 to 2014.

Yorktown woman charged with welfare fraud
Welfare

Yorktown woman charged with welfare fraud

MUNCIE, Ind.
– A Yorktown woman has been charged with welfare fraud and five other related counts.
Jami C. Smith, 35, of the 9200 block of Lone Beech Drive, was charged last week in Delaware Circuit Court 5 with welfare fraud, theft and five counts of forgery.
According to Deputy Prosecutor Doug Mawhorr, Smith is accused of making false claims about the income of her child’s other parent, and with forging another woman’s signature on related documents.
In charging documents, she is accused of “knowingly (obtaining) public relief or assistance in the amount of $8,573 by fraudulent means” between May 1, 2013, and Sept. 30, 2016.
Mawhorr said housing assistance funds were also part of the investigation.
In the five forgery accounts, Smith is accused of applying the other woman’s signature to documents in October 2012, September 2013, September 2014, July 2015 and September 2016.
Smith has not been arrested.
An initial hearing in her case is set for Feb. 8.. Douglas Walker is a news reporter at The Star Press.
Contact him at 765-213-5851 or at dwalker@muncie.gannett.com.