reply to post by nixie_nox
umm....I wasn't stereotyping anything,....
by son spent a summer babysitting for one of the neighbors while she worked at a resturant for around minimum wage...
I know the gov't was paying her three dollars for each kid, of which two needed care from my son the whole time she was working, and the other one
was in school part of the time, but well.....if you added it all up, she didn't make the cost of that childcare....so, well, she would in fact need
more support from the government than she needed without working!
as far as the some go to college, some work there way into better paying jobs...ummm....
ya, and MANY, I BET DON'T!!
what the heck, there's alot of people graduating from college now and finding that well...the jobs they can get, aren't enough to pay off those
student loans that they've accumulated while attending school...
and then, you would have to add the cost of you single mom going to school to the total cost to the taxpayer, still seems like a losing proposition to
still don't understand how all of this is better, or more cost efficient than well, letting the little lady keep her little cashier job if she want,
hey, she might be the best cashier in the whole world and totallly getting into her job, and well, expecting the business that has hired her to pay
enough for her to have those kids in child care, shelter them, feed, them and well, support them....with the father's child support contribution of
it has to be beter, and more cost efficient than setting up a myriad of gov't agencies hiring an army of social workers, and redirecting money from
the taxpayer pockets (which, may, in some cases, cause those taxpayers to need those agencies help themselves!! ) and into theirs!!
on a side note, when I first had my kids, I could get a job, earn minimum wage, and still make a little profit from working.....as a wife of a wage
but well, by the time the kids got to be four or five, well, the gov't had stuck their nose into the mess, and then, well.....I would have had to
make that $9 or so an hours just to not take a loss at the venture...
all these single moms out there, not really having to care how much they got p aid, their child care wasn't an issue to them, their housing costs,
heating cost, none of those were an issue...they just needed a job, any job, any wage...to please the gov't....
well....how long do you reckon I was out of work??