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This will not make Americans puke, for two reasons.

First, everybody knows these rules already, and they are categorized under the heading "Freedom." We live in a free society, while the British live in a socialist hell. Not even to mention the French, Germans, Swedes, etc.

Second, while rules like "employers are not required to provide maternity leave" are true, if you are a normal, salaried, professional white person, and work for an organized company, you do get maternity leave. It is only hourly workers, often on a gig contract basis or paid under the table, mostly minorities and/or those who goofed off in school, who don't get the benefits. They don't count.

This arrangement is one of the foundational concepts of the political right in the US of A.

by asdf on Fri Oct 11th, 2019 at 10:26:57 PM EST
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