Hillary has done some good things, yes. It’s a bit of a stretch to say that Bernie Sanders has done nothing for single mothers when he has been advocating the same ‘help the poor’ mantra for decades. Free college tuition and healthcare would do exactly that. If a single mother does not have to worry about those expenses, she can allocate that money towards other things. Ensuring that women receive equal pay for equal work and have a minimum of 12 weeks of family leave and two weeks of paid vacation is pretty helpful, especially to single mothers.
As president, Sen. Sanders would end the international embarrassment of the United States being the only major country on earth that does not guarantee paid leave to workers. The Republicans talk a lot about “family values.” Well, it is not a family value to force the mother of a new born baby to go back to work a few days after she gives birth, because she doesn’t have the money to stay home and bond with her baby. That is not a family value. That is an insult to everything that we know a family is about. Sen. Sanders would require employers to provide at least 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave. At a time when over 65 percent of women work more than 40 hours a week, we must require employers to provide at least two weeks of paid vacation. And, we must require employers to provide at least one week of paid sick leave so that women can stay home to take care of a sick child, among other things.
Let’s not forget that she has supported fracking which will ultimately leave this planet in shambles for future generations. If humans don’t have a planet to live on, her efforts to help women won’t really mean much. As a Bernie Sanders supporter, it’s not my fault that Hillary Clinton has changed her position on a number of issues when it was politically salient to do so. Pointing out these discrepancies is part of the process in determining which candidate is better suited for the Oval Office. If you want to merely dismiss criticism of Hillary Clinton as mud-slinging simply because it does not align with your moral compass, you should probably re-evaluate your support of her.