Rep. Raul Labrador On Why He Opposes Federal Paid Family Leave | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Comments: 68

  • Andrés Felipe Velásquez

    Raul Labrador, YOU are the latin kind of people that smear and give all latin people in the US a bad name. They should DEPORT you..go back to your country! We want the good ones!

  • snovismom
    snovismom 1 month ago

    THIS DUDE HAS TO GO!

  • Karen Gordon
    Karen Gordon 1 month ago

    Mika should have a job behind the camera. She's a lousy journalist/comment moderator. She can't bring out the information she's looking to be answered by her simplistic questions which she poses over again without even changing her approach. Simply put, she's in over her head in the position she's in.

  • p
    p 1 month ago

    Who voted for this man?

    If you think Labrador cares whether American people live or die, you are living in a fantasy world.

  • IvyleagueCutie89
    IvyleagueCutie89 1 month ago

    WOW. And I don't mean that in a good way.

  • inala71
    inala71 1 month ago

    People....vote this guy OUT!!!!

  • ric b
    ric b 1 month ago

    This Labrador needs to be put down like a rabid dog.

  • Patsy Sadowski
    Patsy Sadowski 1 month ago

    Dear Americans, I'm a working disabled single Mother. I used to be a nurse but retrained due to spinal surgeries. Illness always causes financial strain but I have never paid for treatment or medication since I became ill. I'm exempt from even the £100 a year prescription charge. The NHS is the pride of Britain and despite being threatened occasionally by the right, even they won't openly speak out against it. We pay less than half what you do for Universal Care. My premature twins are healthy but insurance for us would far exceed the additional tax we pay compared to some in the US (33% total). I'm blessed that I can work, have paid leave and protections and would never lose our home. I hope you do not accept this situation. We have private facilities too but we would never give up the NHS. The free market has given you a generation of opiate addicts, from people who sell drugs like sweets. That doesn't happen here, there is no incentive. Our Doctors are paid comparably and we have up to date procedures and treatments. Your politicians are either dogged ideologues or liars.

  • MOMODEST
    MOMODEST 1 month ago

    He's a dumbfart....Doesn't he know there is no business who would provide healthcare, vacations, holidays or paid leave benefits if they weren't mandated federally? Most businesses would find a way to make you work over 40hours a week, if you left it up to them.

  • MegzeeR
    MegzeeR 1 month ago

    I agree with him.

  • tf1977sled
    tf1977sled 1 month ago

    Rawooool huh red flag what name is that sounds sandy and camely has his background been checked.

  • Rebecca Swanson
    Rebecca Swanson 1 month ago

    I don't think the people of Idaho should pay for a Labrador dog in office.

  • Cadmus
    Cadmus 2 months ago

    He never answered the question.

  • Aidan Campbell
    Aidan Campbell 2 months ago

    Libertarians always assume that people, particularly business owners are much kinder and more giving than history or human nature would justify.

  • edgwaterprog
    edgwaterprog 2 months ago

    "Democrats, please give us your ideas, so we can reject them, and then use our Koch brothers money to bludgeon you with during the next election."

  • edgwaterprog
    edgwaterprog 2 months ago

    Right wing nut.

  • Moe Jaime
    Moe Jaime 2 months ago

    Raul Labrador another scum bag that is in politics

  • JoeLene Kuntz
    JoeLene Kuntz 2 months ago

    welcome to the nightmare from Idaho he needs to go

  • Gasface Gordon
    Gasface Gordon 2 months ago

    I struggle to understand why an elected representative of the people doesn't support the idea that it's the government and tax payers responsibility to provide adequate health care for ALL.

    • Synth Scamp
      Synth Scamp 1 month ago

      There may occasionally be an instance (pitifully rare of course) when someone gets a disease through no fault of their own, subsequently be unable to work, then lose health insurance because they cannot afford it, then lose healthcare they need to return to health. Though I'm certainly comforted that due to your regular exercise, eating of affordable healthy foods, and responsible purchasing of long term supplemental insurance that it's a certainty that you in particular will never get cancer, heart disease, hit by another vehicle, break an arm or a leg, have any hereditary diseases, or mental illnesses that would ever put you in such a position to need to count on the readily available goodwill of unselfish people like yourself.


    • SuperZed21
      SuperZed21 1 month ago

      Because people should be responsible for their own well being only and no one else. If someone wants to help another, they may do so willingly. Why should I have to subsidize someone else's bad healthcare decisions such as smoking cigarettes ect?


  • Dennis Gerald
    Dennis Gerald 2 months ago

    My girl Mika!

  • Webster Sharon
    Webster Sharon 2 months ago

    His mother should have aborted him as soon she found out his daddy knocked her up.  Can you imagine giving birth to a child and leave your new born baby home in about two weeks so you can head back to work for people like him.  Why bring forth men and you cannot get paid to stay home and nurtured our new born children.

  • chrisryals29
    chrisryals29 2 months ago

    black or mexican republicans should be thrown off cliffs.

    • MUSIC
      MUSIC 1 month ago

      Why? Because they went off your Democratic plantation? Blacks and Mexicans aren't your property. Nor are they under your welfare anymore. They are enfranchised citizens with the liberty to earn their own livelihood and make their own decisions, helping to divest the tendency of power to corrupt away from Washington and big government.


  • night scriber
    night scriber 2 months ago

    this guy does not stop blinking

  • k williams
    k williams 2 months ago

    This man is ridiculous! He helped them out ha! When people own their businesses why do they think they shouldn't give benefits? I have been at my job with the University for 10 years and I stay because of the benefits and health insurance. (I do happen to like my job as well :) I wonder why the government doesn't work with big companies that provide health insurance and adopt those policies.

  • Susan Bernardini
    Susan Bernardini 2 months ago

    Bye Raul!

  • Rone
    Rone 2 months ago

    I loved the way she forced the conversation to get at a valid point which the politician was trying to avoid. All media and journalist should do this. He made it personal by dragging about operating a business for ten years. She took up the point and pressed him on the subject. He then felt uncomfortable as his true nature was being exposed. But she would not let him off the hook. I applaud Mika. She was respectful but refused to be distracted by his comments about her 'having an agenda' and so forth. She politely and firmly brought him right back to the issue he was dodging. I wish she and the others would have pinned him down further. His deflection on how he paid for vacation and sick leave was an attempt to avoid her question about paid family leave.

  • Elizabeth Kujan
    Elizabeth Kujan 2 months ago

    I do kind of get it.... nice to get credit for offering this leave rather than have a gun to your head.  I wish I could get him to articulate it better....

  • Navillus 55
    Navillus 55 2 months ago

    Unfortunately, Mika did not do a good job as a journalist in this interview.

  • TheHavok
    TheHavok 3 months ago

    100b dollars is about 1% of high risk and vulnerable health care spending. It would last less than a day when dispersed across the country. This guy is either incredibly stupid, dishonest or a sociopath. Eh.. maybe all of the above.

  • Manny S
    Manny S 3 months ago

    If you have a belief, you gotta be able to defend it and be proud of it. He is clearly not proud of his beliefs.

  • Ot Gman
    Ot Gman 3 months ago

    "If I help Americans, especially those who voted for me, there won't be enough money left to funnel back to my corporate overlords."

  • Andrew Reid
    Andrew Reid 3 months ago

    If I lived in Idaho I would not want this man representing me! That's for sure!!! Mika's questions might of been tough but he could of answered it in a much better way. He was completely flippant on the topic of paid family leave and the heath care bill. The only thing this man cares about is GREED, MONEY and POWER.

    • DeAnn Holexa
      DeAnn Holexa 2 months ago

      Andrew Reid , I live in Idaho and didn't vote for this guy but Idaho is such a Red state, good old boys club, and it's 90% ran by republican men.


  • Theodore Nicklas
    Theodore Nicklas 3 months ago

    as long as we pay for their health...vacations..and wages,then its okay

  • Chad Eklund
    Chad Eklund 3 months ago

    He can't defend his position.

  • James Newton
    James Newton 3 months ago

    Mika sucks at interviewing. it's just hard to watch her stall and stutter.

  • Jack Bauer
    Jack Bauer 3 months ago

    Its amazing how the most religious people (Dumba$$ Republican conservatives) are also the ones that oppose all the things that are morally good for people....Think about that for a second.......

    • Kneck Beard
      Kneck Beard 2 months ago

      It's amazing how dumb your comment is. You belong on youtube


  • Junior Harry
    Junior Harry 3 months ago

    mika.
    good job.
    keep talking.

  • Jason Jennings
    Jason Jennings 3 months ago

    Mika has a point. He people refuse to answer these questions for a reason.

    • reptonplaya
      reptonplaya 3 months ago

      Jason Jennings typical politician spin, "we're not taking about x, we're talking about y."


  • D. Scott Buchanan
    D. Scott Buchanan 3 months ago

    How long did they "sit in a room," to write six pages denying healthcare for the minuscule amount of American lottery winners? Seven years of considering how unworthy those people are? Make this man carry a baby to term and learn how important the initial months of bonding with your child are to the child's health and well-being before he spouts forth antagonism against new parents.

  • dan sams
    dan sams 3 months ago

    I know the media is afraid of the Kochs, but someone needs to keep asking Freedom Caucus members how it feels to be corporate shills & break down these social darwinists' strategy to help the rich in the name of freedom.

  • mirzapa
    mirzapa 3 months ago

    GOP - Eternally against American families

    • suzbone
      suzbone 1 month ago

      Eternally against American families that aren't theirs, or just like theirs.


  • Tony Stark
    Tony Stark 3 months ago

    I truly think Mika scarf lady is a crack head

  • Hugh G
    Hugh G 3 months ago

    This happens and yet people still vote for republicans. Unbelievable

  • akabaker80
    akabaker80 3 months ago

    She called that dirtbag out lol

  • Gary Duarte
    Gary Duarte 3 months ago

    Here we go again. The press pulling the old bait and switch. The press can not be trusted.

  • Heather Feather
    Heather Feather 3 months ago

    Mika's attitude is really getting out of control. She imposes it on every issue, she is more baby like than Trump. I like her and this program but, as part of the media whose job it is to help inform the people, all she did here was cop an attitude. Her colleagues had to jump in to give this interview some kind of structure.

    • Rone
      Rone 2 months ago

      I loved the way she forced the conversation to get at a valid point which the politician was trying to avoid. All media and journalist should do this. He made it personal by dragging about operating a business for ten years. She took up the point and pressed him on the subject. He then felt uncomfortable as his true nature was being exposed. But she would not let him off the hook. I applaud Mika. She was respectful but refused to be distracted by his comments about her 'having an agenda' and so forth. She politely and firmly brought him right back to the issue he was dodging. I wish she and the others would have pinned him down further. His deflection on how he paid for vacation and sick leave was an attempt to avoid her question about paid family leave.


    • Heather Feather
      Heather Feather 3 months ago

      Hi Martin, I know what you are talking about, there are so many politicians that don't even answer a question and talk about only what they want to say. Yet in this case Mika was so condescending she impeded an effective interview. She is very bright and I value her opinion. We need her to put her personal feelings aside and be a skilled interviewer, not be judgemental. I want to hear both sides of an issue and after she was through all we were left with was experiencing her personal disgust.


    • Timothy Pierson
      Timothy Pierson 3 months ago

      Heather Feather oh yeah let's hear them spew all there normal talking points


    • Martin Burns
      Martin Burns 3 months ago

      Heather Feather While I don't disagree with some of your points, can we allow a congressman come on a show and only use his talking points and only talk about what he wants to talk about?


  • Chris Davis
    Chris Davis 3 months ago

    this guy's a partisan hack

  • uncle Watt
    uncle Watt 3 months ago

    This interview was awful is Mika high lol jk

    • Jonathan Conwell
      Jonathan Conwell 1 month ago

      uncle Watt or are u stupid...the interviewee if anyone looked like a fool


  • Apurva Nataraj
    Apurva Nataraj 3 months ago

    If Trump's dad had pulled out the way this bill got pulled, American's wouldn't be seeing this day.

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