This just in: perhaps the necessity of paid family leave is overhyped.
If you’ve been paying attention this campaign season, you’ve no doubt heard the moonbat socialist from Vermont and Lady Pantsuit both clamoring for paid family leave as a matter of law in these United States.
According to the moonbat, every industrialized nation on the planet, except ours, has paid family leave.
At face value the idea of using government authority to force businesses to provide certain types of compensation should be reprehensible to most Americans. Unfortunately, it isn’t, otherwise the Democratic party wouldn’t exist (wouldn’t that be nice).
Another argument against mandatory paid family leave, though, is that it’s not universally necessary. Take, for example, Karen Edwards, who lives in one of those industrialized countries that Sir Moonbat thinks is better than ours. She used her paid family leave to travel around the world with a 10-week old baby.
Yeah. Maybe she doesn’t get the point of paid family leave.
Most people wouldn’t even consider packing up their home and travelling the world, let alone do so with an 10-week-old baby – which is exactly what Karen Edwards, 31, and partner Shaun Bayes, from London, did following the birth of daughter, Esmé.
The family flew across the world to explore Asia, Australia and New Zealand, during their time off from work.
Karen, who is a nurse and grew up in Ireland, said her family thought she ‘was completely nuts’ when she revealed her plans.
She definitely puts the “leave” in family leave.