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Government Paid Leave Mandates

All Americans want workers to have paid time off when they or loved ones are ill, or following the birth or adoption of a child. But there are better ways to help workers who need it without new taxes, new mandates, or disrupting the work.

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Rep. Michelle Steel

"I am so grateful I am a U.S. citizen," Steel says. "Just think, even with my accent I can be elected to Congress."

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"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." - Aldous Huxley

Higher Ed

Fact.

Telemedicine boomed when government cut the red tape.
  • At the start of 2020, telemedicine accounted for less than one percent of doctor’s visits. By April 2020, it exploded to nearly 69 percent.
  • America was slow to adopt telemedicine because of government bureaucracies. But after the outbreak, 41 states and three territories unleashed telehealth.
  • Most policy actions were temporary. By making reforms permanent, states can strengthen healthcare systems for future emergencies, address shortages of healthcare workers, and reduce costs.

By: Carrie Sheffield

Energy

Fact.

Nuclear power is carbon-free, cheap and reliable.
  • But nuclear is underutilized in the United States despite the increased calls to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Instead, environmental purists advocate for renewables only, such as the wind turbines that shut down when Texas faced freezing temperatures in February 2021.
  • This has caused America’s nuclear power capabilities to remain at the same level for the past three decades while increased energy consumption has led to overall higher carbon emissions.

By: Kelsey Bolar & Charlotte Whelan

Jobs

Fact.

States should reduce or eliminate occupational licenses.
  • States vary in their occupational licensing requirements, creating significant challenges for workers who cross state lines to keep their licenses in good standing.
  • States should make every effort to eliminate excessive licenses or reduce the onerous requirements for licenses in their jurisdiction.
  • States should conduct regular cost-benefit analyses of their licensing systems to determine if they truly serve a public good and remove any licensing requirements that do not.

By: Patrice Onwuka

Jobs

Fact.

Women depend on independent contract work.
  • Nearly half (46 percent) of the independent contractor workforce is female.
  • Women are more likely than men to be employed in an alternative work arrangement.
  • The top three reasons women cited for working in the gig economy were flexibility (44 percent), income (38 percent), and building a business (25 percent).
  • Flexible contract work allows women to balance employment with caregiving for children, sick spouses, and aging parents or other priorities.

By: Patrice Onwuka

Jobs

Fact.

Government paid leave programs hurt poorer workers and women.
  • Low-income workers are hurt most by payroll taxes taken from earnings to fund paid leave entitlements and are less likely to take benefits.
  • They are also more likely to lose job opportunities: As employment costs go up, employers will seek to minimize their costs and exposure by reducing staff.
  • One-size-fits-all government programs will discourage the creation of flexible options, such as telecommuting, job sharing, and part-time arrangements.
  • Employers may also see women, who are statistically more likely to use paid leave benefits, as less attractive hires, especially for management positions.

By: Carrie Lukas

Higher Ed

Fact.

The real winners of student loan forgiveness are predatory universities.
  • Universities get paid upfront, leaving students with high debt burdens and taxpayers stuck with the bill. This system encourages predatory behavior, like accepting students who are unlikely to graduate.
  • Universities should have skin in the game with regard to their graduates’ success.
  • We should draw down government backing for student loans, and allow private lenders who will actually look at the value of a degree restore accountability.

By: Inez Feltscher Stepman

Safe Borders Petition

Demand COVID Screenings at the Border

Politico reports that the disjoined federal response under the Biden administration "shows that a year into the pandemic, the U.S. still doesn’t have the monitoring and communications systems needed to aggressively combat outbreaks of infectious disease—a necessity for a return to normal life."

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Demand Fair Play Petition

Women have fought hard for the opportunity to compete and be taken seriously as athletes. Since the enactment of Title IX in 1972, there has been an explosion of women’s high school and college sports. Single-sex sports allow females to compete on a level playing field. But the…

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