Originally posted by Indigo5
This is getting really funny...
Anything that Obama proposes will be twisted into an "evil plot" even if it means...Preschool BAD...smoking..GOOD!
this has nothing to do with smoking being "good". i m sure most of us, including (perhaps even especially) those who are addicted to it would agree
smoking is bad for you. whether it is good or not is not an issue here. the issue is the plan to "extra tax" something that is used by only SOME
people, almost never used or purchased by others. to pay for something to be used by the masses. that is called unfair taxation to put the burden on
only a few of the population to support everyone else. this is especially true when the product being taxed has nothing at all to do with what they
plan to spend the money on.
preschool tho not totally bad is not anywhere good for children either. i wonder how many people who work at things like preschool or daycare actually
have their kids enrolled in it except by the necessity because they work and have nowhere else to send their kids? as i have stated before i know and
have known quite a few people who do work in them, and that most if not all of them love kids and want to help them succeed in life. one fact has not
escaped me the only ones who have their kids involved are those that because they have to work need someone to "babysit" their kids (which is what
daycare and preschool really are "industrialized
babysitters"). those who have either a stay at home parent , or relative like a grandmother,
or another family member, or even a good friend that stay at home have THEM babysit for them. one of my relatives even QUIT her job in these places
when she had children so as not to subject her kids to it, deciding instead to be broke (no government assistance used), relying on one paycheck to
live on. that right there says something, that the very people who work there do NOT AGREE that it is "good" for children.
the school systems are generally messed up to begin with, why would preschool be any different? on top of that unless class sizes are like 3 or 4
students per teacher, at preschool age the class sizes would be too big to actually achieve learning much of anything anyway. class sizes are probably
the biggest problem in the education system in elementary and high school, too many kids that learn different ways and learn at different rates. the
overcrowded classes mean a teacher can not have enough time to actually help the students to learn.
admittedly there are some people who really DO need free preschool/daycare, those are single parents who's spouse is either dead or not there without
paying child support. other than that it is a choice for those who use it and as such should pay for what they use. i can see some subsidy paid for
those who do have to have both parents working in order to survive, but not for those who don't need two incomes.
but however they do it, paying for everyone or for just those who really need it the point remains it should be paid for FAIRLY by ALL. not just a
select few based on the fact that they are addicted to a legal drug. which has nothing to do either with children or education anyway.
this is NOT Obama bashing
. no matter WHAT MORON came up with this idea, it would STILL be unfair taxation and JUST as BAD an idea. this is no
", it is just a case of trying to put extra FINANCIAL BURDEN on certain people only when there is no justifiable reason other than
they are becoming social outcasts, and therefore many people don't care what happens to them. i bet there would be screaming and hollering if the
"tax" was put onto say people of Hispanic, or African decent. but what is the difference? it is still unequal treatment based on a DIFFERENCE
between one group and those now considered to be INFERIOR