Gimmie Society – Expatriot Twit Category

And the Europeans are so glad when they can get Americans to publicly bash their own country.  But to do it while praising the gimme gimme society at the same time is a twofer:

In a few weeks, my daughter will begin nursery with the help of a generous government grant – a privilege she wouldn’t have in the US, where children begin public education when they are five.

With the US presidential race gearing up for the fall, I am continually amazed at how little support or even attention is paid to social services – from welfare to maternity leave – that are standard issue in almost every other developed country, but essentially non existent in America. National Geographic recently surveyed 168 countries and found that America was one of only five countries that did not give mothers any paid maternity leave – right up there with Swaziland, Papua New Guinea and Lesotho.

Because we all know that the reason that we fought and died in excising tyranny from America was so you and your like could coerce the productive citizens to pay for your babysitting and maternity leave.  The slogan was “United we stand, divided we end up having to pay for babysitting and maternity leave ourselves”.

Its probably in the Constitution that the “right” to paid maternity leave exists – next to that penumbra that gives the “right” to murder babies.

Twit and a half

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