Here in Australia I believe women are entitled to paid maternity leave which I think is wrong as in my day you were not paid any such thing. Here in Australia like many countries we have subsidised health care, and proper social security as well as maternity leave. I assume you are from the USA and for some reason the country that believes it is the luckiest and wealthiest country in the world cannot afford such things. Most European countries, Australia and New Zealand, and Canada, can afford these things so why can t the USA, Even some developing Asian countries have subsidised health care. The USA seems to spend its money trying to look powerful and wealthy instead of the important things in life such as helping the unfortunate in their society. It allows the rich to convince the US citizens that the USA cannot afford these things. The rich are mega rich but they pay very low minimum wages compared to other countries and seem to feel they need the money more than their poorly paid workers. It seems as so US politicians and rich people try and spread propaganda that the USA is the lucky country in the world so people there think no other country can afford decent healthcare or other social security and maternity leave.. If Americans actually looked at some of the other countries of the world they would see how far the USA is falling behind what other countries can afford for their citizens. The only thing the USA leads the world in is military strength. The USA has the highest debt per person in the world as Americans borrow on credit cards trying to keep up their standard of living. The USA has a huge homelessness problem, a huge crime problem (one person in a hundred Americans are in prison), do not live as long as people in some other countries, have a very poor social security system, has no subsidised housing program for the poor, has no guaranteed paid holidays, and those that do give their employees paid holidays only give 2 weeks which is only half what other countries give.
Countries in Europe and Scandinavia, Australia and New Zealand, Canada and others all look after their citizens better than the USA and seem to be able to afford it so why can't America be as generous, Oh that's right the rich people want to keep it all for themselves so tell Americans that America can't afford it, and Americans laugh at the propaganda the North Koreans feed their people not realising the propaganda they are swallowing from their own government. I have seen youtube videos from Americans that have visited Australia who after seeing the way Australians live are a bit dissolutioned at their belief they came from the luckiest country in the world as they see how well some other countries are living.