- Liberalism is a mental disorder. Obama's retarded Secretary of Labor thinks you can create new jobs by paying people not to work and funding child care. The fool does not say why these jobs would "magically" appear out of thin air just because paid leave would be mandated by the government.
"The labor force participation rate of women ages 25 to 54 in the year 2000 in the U.S. and Canada was virtually identical. Today, Canada is ahead of us by roughly 8 percentage points, in large measure because they have generous paid leave laws and they provide affordable access to affordable child care.
"If we had simply kept pace with Canada over these years, we would have 5.5 million more women in the workforce. The innovation economy would be enriched by this reservoir of human capital. Sectors that have serious gender gaps, like the Silicon Valley, Wall Street, and elsewhere, would have additional talent to tap."
The recent CBO report says nothing about the lack of paid leave being a drag on labor force participation.