IVANKA TRUMP DE­FENDS PAID LEAVE

The Denver Post - - BUSINESS - — The As­so­ci­ated Press

WASH­ING­TON» First daugh­ter Ivanka Trump is de­fend­ing a White House pro­posal to man­date paid leave for new par­ents in a let­ter to the ed­i­tor pub­lished Wed­nes­day in The Wall Street Jour­nal.

The pa­per pre­vi­ously had crit­i­cized the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion plan “as bad pol­icy and worse pol­i­tics” that would in­crease taxes on busi­ness. The plan would be funded through un­em­ploy­ment in­sur­ance.

But Ivanka Trump says in a re­sponse that: “Pro­vid­ing a na­tional guar­an­teed paid-leave pro­gram_with a rea­son­able time limit and ben­e­fit cap_isn’t an en­ti­tle­ment, it’s an in­vest­ment in Amer­ica’s work­ing fam­i­lies.”

Ivanka Trump has met with Demo­cratic and Repub­li­can law­mak­ers on the is­sue. The pro­gram has lim­ited GOP back­ing, but more mod­est tax poli­cies could be in­cluded in a Repub­li­can tax over­haul ef­fort.

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