According to this press release, Arizona’s leftist Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has not only teamed up with Louisiana Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy, M.D., she has taken a dive on her former stance regarding mothers with young children.
This is a summary of their “Bipartisan solution” to help new parents, complete with government subsidies and no restrictions on how parents can utilize the advanced funds of up to $5,000. They’ve even collaborated on a booklet filled with “Frequently asked questions.”
Their generosity with our tax dollars is literally dripping off the page. Parents who already receive paid leave through their employer or state could continue to do so, forgoing the new benefit and continuing to receive their full yearly Child Tax Credit. Low-income families that do not qualify for the full, refundable Child Tax Credit could, under the senators’ bipartisan plan, claim a benefit adjusted to 100 percent wage replacement for 12 weeks of work. For those families, the proposal also extends the 10-year repayment schedule to 15 years.
“I used to say that I wanted universal health-care coverage in Arizona, which went over like a ton of bricks. Turns out, Arizonans hear the word ‘universal’ and think ‘socialism’— or ‘pinko commie.’ But when I say that I want all Arizonans to have access to affordable, quality health care, Arizonans agree wholeheartedly. Same basic idea, different language.”
Sinema, who refused to take her oath of office on the Bible, scores 100 percent alignment with Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider and supporter of late term abortions, viewed by rational people as infanticide.
As a member of the AZ legislature — who ran and lost as a Green party candidate before becoming a Democrat — and an early supporter of same-sex marriage, the acknowledged bi-sexual mockingly blasted women who devote themselves to their families rather than working outside the home. Her crude comment was:
“These women who act like staying at home, leeching off their husbands or boyfriends and just cashing the checks is some sort of feminism because they’re choosing to live that life. That’s bulls**t. I mean, what the f**k are we really talking about here?”
Following the spirit of unity Dems claim to embrace, Sinema derided conservatives as “Neanderthals.”
Sen. Bill Cassidy, elected as a Republican, is a medical doctor who has been in D.C. since 2008. He didn’t just fall off the turnip truck. What would cause him to form this bewildering alliance?