On Monday this column noted that Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg is ruining family leave mandates for everyone. Now the cause has found a new advocate who may be even less compelling.
The basic problem is that Sen. Bernie Sanders (Socialist, Vt.) wants to spend trillions of taxpayer dollars in a budget reconciliation bill intended to disrupt U.S. capitalism and encourage Americans to do less work. Part of the massive legislation is expected to include mandates and subsidies for family leave. The overall plan’s lack of public support has inspired Mr. Sanders to blame the media, the constitutional design of the Senate, and moderate Democrats, among others.