To the editor:
I fully support U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst and U.S. Sen. Mike Lee’s commonsense solution for paid parental leave.
The first few months of caring for newborn children can put financial hardships on both natural and adoptive parents. The Ernst-Lee Cradle Act is budget neutral, giving parents the option to utilize Social Security funds in lieu of paid leave when starting a family by delaying retirement.
Rather than imposing new taxes to fund this proposed legislation, it’s implemented through existing funds.
Let’s hope this can be a bipartisan win for young working families and, most importantly, our next generation.