On Monday, Fox News’ Andrea Tantaros offered her analysis that the reason we don’t have a paid family leave law is because liberals have already forced everyone to pay too much on science.
Tantaros wasn’t alone in her dismissal of the idea of paid family leave. Host Kennedy Montgomery also rejected the idea.
“I think that there are plenty of wonderful things that Paul Ryan does with his family, and I think he can do them without a government mandate,” she quipped. “I think we have forgotten in this country what the role of government is because we are paying for so much, we are so overextended that if this is a cultural value, if this is a thing we deem most necessary then we need to stop funding redundant federal programs.”
Tantaros jumped in.
“I think politically it’s very dicey because it sounds great,” Tantaros said. “Everything that progressives push for sounds great in theory, but there’s always the question of who is going to pay for it.”
“I have friends that are small business owners and it’s tough to put these mandates on them when they’re having trouble with all the other onerous rules and regulations that they’re facing from the government,” said Tantaros. “So again, the road to hell is always paved with good intentions.”