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There's a huge piece that folks don't seem to be getting...this program will help anyone who has a family member -- your spouse gets into a car accident, your elderly mother breaks her leg, your sibling gets some really bad news from the doctor. It's there for everyone...
As for the piece about not wanting to pay for children -- the more we invest in children and their well-being today, the better our society will be in the long run. We can live in an individualistic box, living only for ourselves, and expect everything to be OK in the long run. Social security, medicare, the health of our economy -- it all depends on how well today's children are cared for.
One more thing -- it ends up being more expensive for a society to NOT have paid family leave -- emergency services, bankruptcy, poor health for children -- these are all incredibly expensive realities for our economy. Mitigating these, providing programs that prevent these, is an incredibly wise investment to make.
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