President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States should join the rest of the industrialized world and offer paid leave for mothers of newborns.
"Many women can't even get a paid day off to give birth — now that's a pretty low bar," Obama said at the White House Summit on Working Families. "That, we should be able to take care of."
The president is touting paid maternity in the midst of a midterm election campaign focused on women voters, without describing the details of how he would fund such a system. "If France can figure this out, we can figure this out," Obama said.That would be the France that is currently ruing the day they elected Socialist Francois Hollande. The France that is ranked 70th(!) in economic freedom;
France’s economic freedom score is 63.5, making its economy the 70th freest in the 2014 Index. Its overall score has decreased by 0.7 point due to declines in monetary freedom, fiscal freedom, and business freedom. France is ranked 33rd out of 43 countries in the Europe region, and its overall score is slightly higher than the world average but below the regional average.
Over the 20-year history of the Index, France’s economic freedom has been stagnant, recording the fifth worst performance among advanced economies.There's just one thing for you to do. Give him (the American businessman) the ooh la la!