All of us will need to care for ourselves or a loved one at some point in our lives. Care work is the work upon which all other work depends. Unfortunately, the U.S. is one of only six countries in the world with no national paid leave policy. And child care and aging and disability care are textbook examples of a broken market: care costs too much for families to afford yet care workers are not paid enough to support themselves and their families. Though care benefits each and every one of us, millions of families rely on unpaid caregivers who forgo substantial income and more to care for loved ones.
But if we tax the rich and profitable corporations, there will be more than enough revenue to support public investments in paid leave, child care, and aging and disability care, which all of us need and deserve.
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