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Posted on 06/23/2014 10:49:44 AM PDT by WhiskeyX
Obama speaks at White House Summit on Working Families
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What travesties will emerge from the mouth of this mendacious monster today?
The Americans With No Abilities Act will be passed by Executive Order.
Look at his hair....
And just what the heck does Zero know about working families?
More speeches. He just doesn’t know the difference between giving a speech and actually doing something.
Obama speaks at White House Summit on Working Families
I assume he’s taking the “against” side. There is NOTHING Obama has done that supports working families.
Unless you consider giving EBT cards to baby-mama’s and creating opportunity for queers to marry and adopt children as supporting working families.
Oh, their definition of “working family” is FAR different than what a normal reasonable person would define as a working family.
What does HE know about working families? Seriously!
Like this nonsense is going to distract even LIV's from the poor economy. But hey, he looks and sounds sincere, so he must be.
Obama’s definition of a “working family” is whatever Dominatrix Val Jarrett wants it to be.
It would have to somehow combine a single mother, a gov’t employee union, and foodstamps.
That’s gotta be a photoshop.... Please tell me it is... I know this admin is a complete and utter joke and laughing stock, but, please tell me those posters are fake...
He has touched and will touch more families than any other Pres__ent in American history... and not in a good way.
We Americans don’t say “queuing”, limey...
And how many Hispanic women will be in attendance?
At the Working Families Summit Obama will learn what else he needs to do to impoverish us and make our lives miserable.
Needing to show up Hillary and Biden, I suppose BHO will then relate that he is the poorest person to occupy the White House...
I’ve come around on this issue. It is a travesty when you have a hard-working couple like the Clintons who just can’t get ahead. How can anyone be expected to make ends meet at a mere $200k per speech?
I thought I heard him say he created nine and a half jobs. That sounds about right.
Does this mean the little kids are working? Working families?
Exactly. When he isn’t playing golf or spending millions of our tax dollars on separate vacations—for the dogs—he’s “leading from behind”.
By “working families” he must mean his base: the laid-back sitting out on their stoops at 2:00 AM or playing hoops all afternoon on a weekday.
"Working families" are those working to put and keep the left in office. That pretty much covers all who are working to strip America bare, violate her, and then push her off a cliff. Takers, losers, illegals, subversives, RINOs and other criminals.. destroyers and despisers of the American spirit and way of life.
Obama is the king of the destroyers, Organizing for Destruction.
He sure has put a lot of them on the dole. (See Cloward-Piven)
I guess he has to do something since there’s nothing else going on in the country or the world....
Selfie Wall? REALLY?
Only the commies work...
Obama just said his Mama used food stamps. Has this been told before or did he just make up something on the fly?
Often it seems that the leftist definition of “working families” are those on welfare
Obama definitely works for the Destroyer, that’s for sure.
That is the first time I’ve heard that.
He probably made it up; if his lips are moving, he’s LYING.
Quick search shows it has been “out there”
But the characterizations of Obama’s mother first as “a white anthropologist from Kansas” and then as “a single mother on food stamps” and “the woman who died of cancer while fighting with her insurance company at the end of her life” don’t encompass who she was, the unconventional life she led or the influence she had on the future president of the United States, says writer Janny Scott.
Those working America over...
Live. Love. Loot.
I was going with my family, but we’re all working.
This is like Hitler speaking about the comforts of the death camps.
Wonder if he told working families how many other families they are supporting because Obama policies cost jobs!
Where did you find those photos? Are they real?
Are they fake?
Good find, and thanks for pasting that. NPR is blocked on my company firewall...
10:30 a.m. ET:
Latifa Lyles, Director of the Women’s Bureau at the U.S. Department of Labor, on facebook.com/departmentoflabor
11:00 am ET:
National Partnership for Women & Families on facebook.com/nationalpartnership
2:30 pm ET:
Moms Rising on facebook.com/MomsRising.org
3:00 pm ET:
Leader Nancy Pelosi on facebook.com/NancyPelosi
Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of the Girl Scouts, on facebook.com/GirlScoutsUSA
3:30 pm ET:
Neera Tanden, CEO of the Center for American Progress, on facebook.com/americanprogress
Betsey Stevenson, Member of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, on the White House Facebook Page
4:00 pm ET:
Congresswoman Doris Matsui on facebook.com/doris.matsui
Ellen Bravo, Executive Director of Family Values @ Work, on facebook.com/womensmediacenter
White House Moves To Overhaul Policies For Working Parents
The White House Summit on Working Families will be a broad discussion among policymakers, employers and working parents about ways to implement family friendly work policies, but Obama will also use the event to urge lawmakers to pass a few specific legislative proposals pending in Congress. The FAMILY Act would provide up to 12 weeks of paid leave each year to qualifying workers for an illness, the serious illness of an immediate family member, or the birth or adoption of a child, and the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would require employers to make certain accommodations for pregnant women that allow them to keep their jobs.
Being a working parent is relatively tough in the United States, thanks to a lack of policies guaranteeing flexibility, paid leave and affordable childcare. But the White House is aiming to change that this year with major policy summit on Monday and a months-long, multidimensional campaign to elevate the conversation about how federal policy can help parents juggle the demands of life and work.
The U.S. is one of only three countries in the world, along with Papa New Guinea and Oman, lacking guaranteed paid maternity leave for working moms, according to the United Nations. Most developed countries require employers to provide some amount of paid maternity or paternity leave, paid family and sick leave, and affordable early childhood education for their workers.
The U.S. lags significantly behind other developed countries in all of these areas. As a result, a relatively low percentage of women participate in the workforce. In 1990, the U.S. had the sixth-highest female labor participation rate among 22 of the world’s wealthiest countries. Today, the U.S. ranks 17th.
The reason the U.S. is falling behind, according to White House economic advisers, is the nation’s policies for working parents have not kept up with the reality of the 21st century American family. Today, in more than 60 percent of U.S. families with children, both parents in the household work. In 1965, only 40 percent of families with children had both parents working. But despite the increase, the nation has not adapted to make it easier for working parents to balance their jobs with the economic and logistical difficulties of raising families.
“At a time when women make up about half of Americas workforce, outdated workplace policies that make it harder for mothers to work hold our entire economy back,” Obama said in his weekly address to the nation on Saturday. “But these arent just problems for women. Men also care about whos watching their kids. Theyre rearranging their schedules to make it to soccer games and school plays. Lots of sons help care for aging parents. And plenty of fathers would love to be home for their new babys first weeks in the world.”
The White House and Democrats in Congress are in the midst of an effort to elevate the national discussion this year about policies that they believe benefit working parents. Democratic congresswomen took a bus tour across the country earlier this month to talk to women about their economic agenda, which includes paid sick and family leave, affordable childcare, raising the minimum wage and strengthening equal pay protections for women. And the White House, the Department of Labor and the Center for American Progress on Monday will host the Summit on Working Families, which will include multiple panel discussions with top administration officials, business leaders, lawmakers and working families about ways to help working parents have a work-life balance and make ends meet.
like a laser... again.
White House Gets To Work For Working Families
Jun 23, 2014 9:06am
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone)
TODAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE: The White House is mounting a major media blitz today around its first-ever Working Families Summit, ABCs DEVIN DWYER notes. President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden will all attend and speak. The Council of Economic Advisers is out with two new reports to help trumpet the cause: The Economics of Paid and Unpaid Leave, and Nine Facts about American Families and Work. A series of panels and presentations will highlight best practices among public and private employers for providing greater flexibility to workers as they balance the demands of job and family. The announcements the president will make are very small ball: Hell sign a memo to direct federal agencies to do what theyre already supposed to be doing in terms of workplace flexibility; hell go on record supporting a bill that would require employers to make reasonable accommodations to workers who have limitations from pregnancy, childbirth or other medical conditions; and the Labor Department will unveil a new interactive online map that will outline rights for pregnant women by state, among other things.
GOP COUNTER-PROGRAMMING: From House Speaker John Boehners blog: Today, President Obama will host a summit on working families that the White House says will focus on creating a 21st century workplace that works for all Americans. Trouble is, too many middle-class families arent working at all. And those that are lucky enough to have a job are barely getting by with stagnant wages and higher costs on nearly everything. While House Republicans are focused on expanding opportunity and economic security for middle-class families, President Obamas policies are only making things harder. Heres how: http://1.usa.gov/1qsEfFA;