(00:00) Maternity leave benefits in the U.S. ranks in the bottom three in the world alongside New Guinea, Lesotho, and Swaziland. Despite two income families, we’re working harder just to keep up with expenses. Why are women paid less? What would happen to pay if one spouse quit work? Where are the family values?
Learn more at Chicago Political Economy Group
(30:00) The Trans Pacific Partnership touted by the government is more about protecting multi-national corporations than improving trade relations. For example, if your state or community wants to enact tougher environmental legislation, worker rights, or higher minimum wages, then you’ll have to pay the multi-national corporations for the profits they’ll lose. It gets worse if you value freedom.
Learn more at Coalition for a Prosperous America
“Somewhere Over the Rainbow” – Nicholas David
“The World Turned Upside Down” – Dick Gaughan
“Death to My Hometown” – Bruce Springsteen
Bill Barclay, Chicago Political Economy Group
Michael Stumo, Coalition for a Prosperous America