MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Tim Kaine says Donald Trump’s proposed child care plan is outdated and discourages employers from hiring women.
Addressing a forum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on Thursday, the Virginia senator said the plan Trump recently unveiled has “kind of has a 1990s feel to it. It’s not 2016.”
Kaine and running mate Hillary Clinton are promising 12 weeks of maternity leave for all employees. He said: “We treat everybody exactly the same, so there’s no disincentive to hire women rather than men.”
The Democratic vice presidential candidate said Trump’s plan, by contrast, offers six weeks of maternity leave just to women, which Kaine claimed could make women less desirable to potential employers.
Kaine said that, today, men often take leave to care for children as much as women.
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