This really is the perfect cartoon to sum up Donald Trump’s new maternity leave proposal that would guarantee pregnant women 6 weeks of paid maternity leave:
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) September 14, 2016
#NoFreeLunch is right. We remember when some of Trump biggest supporters mocked Bernie Sanders for the “freeeeeeeeeeeee!” stuff:
Paid sick leave…paid maternity leave…paid childcare…and it's all freeeeeeeeeeeee!
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) January 21, 2015
Sean Hannity agreed, too:
“@IngrahamAngle: Paid sick leave…paid maternity leave…paid childcare…and it's all freeeeeeeeeeeee!” U forgot FREE COLLEGE
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) January 21, 2015
And here’s Laura Ingraham yesterday, with a slight change of attitude:
Need to see details re. how Trump proposes to pay for a new 6-wk maternity benefit. Savings bc those women won't go on disability?
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) September 13, 2016
Trump went on with Sean Hannity last night to discuss the proposal, without the pushback from January:
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) September 14, 2016
Mark Levin — who just endorsed Trump — weighed in:
Levin unloads on Trump's bad idea, another massive entitlement https://t.co/mzy4XpGne8
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) September 13, 2016
Trump says he’ll pay for the plan but cutting fraud, waste and abuse in the unemployment insurance program, which we’ve heard before from politicians of both parties:
Trump aide says 6 weeks of guaranteed paid maternity leave will be paid for by eliminating fraud in unemployment insurance.
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) September 13, 2016
Good luck with that.