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Originally posted by NuclearPaul
Looks like TPTB need to make a decision.
Do they want more slaves right now, or more slaves for the future? They cannot have their cake and eat it too...
Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux
reply to post by JohnPhoenix
Having a child, or creating a family with many children is nothing at all like purchasing expensive automobiles for your garage. A child, any child, is worth far more than any Jag, or Mercedes, or even an Aston Martin or Rolls Royce. Children are not privileges that belong only to those with a bank account and full approval of the current system, children are the right of any parent, and those children born then take their full rights as living creature, great or small.
The truth of the matter is, in regards to this economy, we all brought this on ourselves, and frankly, blame is irrelevant. Stay at home Mom's, doing so because it is more cost effective to do so, are women taking full responsibility for their family and motherhood, and do not deserve any derision or bogus blame for having a child without some elitists snobs approval.
Originally posted by tovenar
When a couple decides the time is right, you are expecting them do know what their economic condition will be a decade and a half from now.
I mean, the child could be born with an expensive disease.
Someone famous once said, "It is the business of the future to be dangerous."
Let me guess, you grew up in a financially secure situation. It is usually the "haves" who are sure the "have nots" are unqualified to raise children.
Class warfare is insidious because we seldom recognize it when we are the perpetrators.
Originally posted by nixie_nox
Its actually pretty selfish that you insist two people carry the load of creating the cardiologist that will save your life and many others.
Originally posted by CALGARIAN
Originally posted by DavidWillts
I don't see the point in having children you cannot afford.
Pretty sad you have to be "rich" to be able to exercise your God given right to maternity.
You obviously don't have kids, or if you do................................
Originally posted by Gridrebel
reply to post by ~Vixen~
I agree that there should be some level of financial stability before procreating. However, it is so unstable nowadays and I think that's what many are trying to say. They were at one time stable and now are not. Things change. Lost jobs, health issues, lost spouse/partner etc. Also, if your scenario worked, there would be A LOT less people in the USA, world. Who's going to wipe all those rich old folks asses in the nursing home? Who's going to serve you your coffee and breakfast at Denny's? Who's going to pick the fruits and vegetables to sell at the supermarket? Who's going to be the school janitor. Because I'm sure you are well aware that well-bred rich people won't want their childen growing up to obtain those menial employment positions.