Sanders: My Tax Increases ‘Would Hit Everybody’

‘We are the only major country on Earth that doesn’t guarantee paid family and medical leave’

SANDERS: “That would hit every — yes, it would. But it would mean that we would join the rest of the industrialized world and make sure that when a mom has a baby, she can, in fact, stay home with that baby for three months rather than go back to work at one — at the end of one week. We are the only major — only country — only major country on Earth that doesn’t guarantee paid family and medical leave. Look, George, the truth of the matter is we do a lot of great things in this country. But we are behind many other countries in protecting the middle class and working families. And one area that I want to touch on is this week, as you know, the Social Security administration said that there would not be a COLA for our seniors and disabled people. That’s only the third time in the last 40 years. I think that’s absurd.”

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