Led by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), the House of Representatives this week will consider the “Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act of 2009.” This $1 billion bill would give federal employees four weeks of paid maternity leave. Currently they recieve twelve weeks of unpaid leave. Proponents of the bill say it is PAYGO (meaning it is budget neutral), which is such a false assertion that CNN labeled Congresswoman Maloney it’s “Wingnut of the Week” for saying it. At a time when federal employees wages and benefits continue to go up while private sectors wages go down, can we really ask hardworking Americans to pay for another bailout?