Shoe peddler First Shady Ivanka Trump is reportedly working with cha-cha heels wearer Big Gulp Rubio on some sort of an update to the Family Leave Act, and what Politico is reporting should set everyone’s spidy senses tingling:
“Rubio has barely started drafting a paid leave bill, much less a broader legislative strategy. But he envisions an idea that has recently gained traction in conservative circles: allowing people to draw Social Security benefits when they want to take time off for a new baby or other family-related matters, and then delay their checks when they hit retirement age.”
So exactly how would this play out in real life?
“For instance, a person who would begin receiving full benefits when he or she turns 67 years old but wants to take six weeks of paid leave wouldn’t draw Social Security checks until six weeks after his or her 67th birthday.”
1) Paid Leave does NOT come from Social Security currently, and so this would tie it to Social Security and b) so you would have to qualify for Social Security BEFORE you could avail of this program. So how long for lower income people would THAT take?
“Plan for your family’s life-threatening illnesses now, peasants!”
Would they extend job security to this plan, so you have the same/similar job when you return?
Also/Too: presumably the income you earn at a child-bearing years will be much less than the income you will earn at retirement age, so you are really robbing Paul to pay Peter.
And to be blunt: anytime a Republican starts talking about Social Security, grab your wallets. This is a Trojan Horse.