We Are Family… Just Make Sure you can Take care of your own…

4 Jun

The United States is not alone when it comes to helping to take care of its children and families. Swaziland, Lesotho and Papua New Guinea are the only three countries in the world who help to take care of their country’s families as much as we do. And what is it that we four super powers do to help our children and mothers when they are just starting out on that important path to becoming a family?

Absolutely nothing!

Because we are the only four countries in the world that DO NOT legally require paid maternity benefits for new mothers.

But where the heck is Lesotho? Even this map doesn’t know! But when it comes to helping working mother’s and families make ends meet…That’s the kind of company the United States is in!

Here in the United States we love our Christian values so much that we constantly worry about the lives of fetuses and how we need to protect them from their mothers while they are in the womb. Once they are born however…not so much.

We love the unborn. It’s just kids we can’t stand!

The United States… now proud winners of the family trifecta: 1st in child poverty. 1st in creating poor citizens and 1st to say, “Mom? Put that baby down and get back to work or You’re fired!”

8 Responses to “We Are Family… Just Make Sure you can Take care of your own…”

  1. TamrahJo June 4, 2015 at 1:58 am #

    Tsk, Tsk – you most assuredly be BBQd for clouding emotional responses/political campaigns with Facts – – but BRAVO for being willing to post this side of things…. 🙂

  2. ruminationville June 4, 2015 at 2:08 am #

    I “like” the post, but I certainly don’t “like” the information presented. So painful to read! Leslie

  3. Jan Schnell June 4, 2015 at 2:18 am #

    Ronald William Hevey, a fundraiser for Medecins Sans Frontieres, noted that, “Last year, MSF medical teams carried out more than 8.3 million outpatient consultations; delivered more than 185,000 babies; treated more than 1.6 million people for malaria; treated nearly 350,000 severely and moderately malnourished children; conducted more than 78,000 surgeries, and vaccinated 690,000 children against measles and meningitis.”

  4. jacquelineobyikocha June 4, 2015 at 4:27 am #

    I believe the ladies will appreciate your championship. Thank you from a lady to a gentleman.

  5. andyc37 June 4, 2015 at 5:40 am #

    I’m astounded! I was not aware of this info. Maternity (and paternity) leave is a fact of life here – we simply budget for it in our staffing allocations each year, based on the demographic of the people that we employ. No sweat

  6. heavenhappens June 4, 2015 at 5:28 pm #

    Powerful stuff. I believe the babies, born and unborn are respected everywhere ~ it is the mothers who are not valued as they should be.

  7. makagutu June 4, 2015 at 5:47 pm #

    The USA loves children especially when they are in the womb or being sent to die in a war they don’t know who started

  8. ga53544 June 27, 2015 at 8:52 pm #

    Should not only be maternity but also paternity leave as well. Leave it to the HOSPITAL I work for in a delivery unit to limit time. FMLA…it is a joke. Some countries offer a year off with pay…we just keep offering them more money to NOT work and keep having babies, called Welfare. Irony?

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