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Saudi Arabia, Russia, China and the UK All Smash America

Posted on the 27 April 2014 by Calvinthedog

I received this from a mailing list:

In England, it’s 280 days.

In Russia, it’s 140 days.

In China, it’s 90 days.

And in Saudi Arabia, it’s 70 days.

I’m talking about guaranteed paid maternity leave for new mothers.

In the United States, it’s 0 days.


Despite how much we hear about “family values,” ours is one of just four countries in the world — the entire world — that do not mandate some amount of paid maternity leave for their citizens. (The other three countries, by the way, are Lesotho, Papua New Guinea and Swaziland.)

A 1993 law provided 12 weeks of unpaid leave, but of course many workers can’t go without pay that long — and many employers weren’t even covered by that law.

A new bill — the Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act) — would enable new parents and people dealing with serious health issues to take paid leave.

This reform is modeled on a popular and successful California program in effect since 2004 that has benefited employees and employers alike.

America fails again! As in other cases, America comes in dead last, accompanied only by total loser states like Lesotho, Swaziland and Papua New Guinea. This is what I mean when I say that the US is really just a wealthy version of a 3rd World shithole.

Lesotho: Last place

Swaziland: Last place

Papua New Guinea: Last place

America: Last place.

How shameful! We are down there with the worst, most failed states on Earth. Pitiful!

The USA and three crappy, 3rd world shitholes all tie in treating pregnant women the worst of any countries on Earth.


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