Paul Ryan Tells Fox News That Only He Is Entitled To Have Paid Family Time (VIDEO)

New House Speaker Paul Ryan made it clear to Fox News that he thinks only Republican lawmakers like himself should have paid family leave.

Prior to taking the job vacated by John Boehner, Ryan demanded that he receive paid personal family time even though he opposes letting American workers have the same benefit at their jobs.

The United States is currently the only developed nation in the world that doesn’t mandate paid personal leave to workers so they can spend time with their families to deal with illnesses, tragedies, or raising a new child.

Yet Paul Ryan made sure that he secured a personal family leave mandate for himself, and Fox News grilled him for it on Sunday.

“In saying that you would accept the Speakership, Mr. Speaker, you said that you wouldn’t take the job if it interferes with your family time, which has opened up a national conversation about the importance of spending time with your family,” host John Roberts began.

“And there are many people in this country that would like to see you make your first priority legislation that gives people the backing of the federal government so that they can have time with their family. Would you make that one of your first priorities?”

Paul Ryan, of course, refused to support any legislation would give American workers the same time to spend with their own families, calling such a thing an “entitlement.”

“I don’t think people asked me to be Speaker so that I can take more money from hardworking taxpayers to create some new federal entitlement. But I think people want to have members of Congress who represent them, that are like them. Don’t you want your member of Congress to be a citizen legislator who lives with you among you, who has your own kinds of concerns, who wants to spend time with his children on Saturdays and Sundays?” he asked. “I’m going to keep living in Janesville, Wisconsin where I’m from, where I raise my family. I’m going to keep going back and forth to D.C. If you’re asking me, because I want to spend — I want to continue being the best dad and husband and Speaker I can be, getting that work-life balance correct means I should sign up for new unfunded entitlement, that doesn’t make any sense.”

Here’ the video via YouTube:

Yes, congressmen are just like us. I mean, we all get 239 days off per year while making a $174,000 salary that we can vote to raise any time we please, right? Wrong.

Americans only get 12 days off per year if they are lucky and many don’t even get to take time off during the holidays like lawmakers do. In addition, 30 percent of Americans work on the weekend and nights, which means they don’t get to spend nearly as much time with their families. Furthermore, the median household income stands at $50,500 and a quarter of households make less than $25,000 a year.

In fact, Paul Ryan makes even more money now as House Speaker, getting a whopping paycheck of $223,500 while doing less work than his predecessor and while presiding over a Congress that will likely be one of the least productive in American history as it takes a vote every day to repeal Obamacare while doing little for the people they are supposed to serve.

The good news is that Americans don’t have to continue taking this kind of shit from Republicans. The 2016 Election is just a year away and they can change this. The bottom line is that if Americans want paid family time like Paul Ryan receives, all they have to do is give the Senate and House back to the Democratic Party, which supports paid leave for every American worker.

Paul Ryan says this will burden taxpayers, but in reality, it strengthens families and makes workers happier and more productive. CEOs and business owners will be the ones paying for this out of their profits. The only ones taking taxpayer money to fund their own personal time is Ryan and his fellow lazy Republicans who just don’t want to force their corporate masters to do something good for their workforce. So really, Paul Ryan is the one who is getting an “entitlement” right now, and just like greedy bastards do, he refuses to share that benefit with everyone else, the ones who really deserve it. And Republicans have the gall to call themselves the party of family values.

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