Opt out or left out?

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Mon, 05-13-2013 - 3:31pm

This article says that most SAH moms do so, because they can't afford to work (i.e. couldn't make enough to cover their childcare costs).  Or that their husband's income is in the top 5% of earners in the US.  So SAHMs are at the two extreme ends of income.  This seems to me to be pretty much what we've found through discussions on this board.  Do you think that there should be programs in place to make it easier for SAHMs in the lower income brackets to go back to work?  How could this be accomplished?

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/opt-out-or-left-out-economics-stay-home-moms-1C9881635

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Tue, 05-14-2013 - 10:47pm

Nobody attacked either one tonight, you however threw quite a number of stones.  There is plenty of debate left, try looking and debating the comments instead of attacking others and a knee jerk reaction to being wrong.

Wow, you must have missed a few posts (all from Geshichgtal). First one about my dd and her ADHD and then about my dh. Try re-reading this thread and see who threw the first stone. Night Laughing

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Registered: 01-25-2010
Tue, 05-14-2013 - 10:54pm

 No it is not.  But the political system and old economic systemis based on growth ie cheap labor.

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Wed, 05-15-2013 - 2:59am
"I WOULD be there for her though to make sure she does not get pregnant when that time comes." ---------- That is so precious. Best of luck.
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Wed, 05-15-2013 - 3:09am
"but meh, really I just wish anyone a great amount of luck who thinks that they are going to control their 18 year old child's life." --------- No kidding. Old folks seem to forget how little it takes to get pregnant.
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Wed, 05-15-2013 - 3:22am
"I guess when the tax payers are paying for welfare and wic, it is easier just to let them have the child and profit on it." ------------ ROFL, oh yeah, raking it in from welfare and WIC. It reminds me of the INS in the old days (now called ICE) when they would interrogate people to find out if someone was coming to the US to take advantage of welfare. Scandinavians used to find this completely hilarious, as in "Dude, what welfare? If I wanted to live on welfare, I would have stayed home."
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Wed, 05-15-2013 - 3:35am
"Really? You could live on that amount of money?" ---------- So you found what you think is her DH's salary. Good for you, we get it, really we do.
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Wed, 05-15-2013 - 3:36am
"I was not only talking about my job also, there are many jobs out there that do the same. Maybe not in every state though." ---------- Again, whatever employers fund would have absolutely no effect on tax rates.
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Wed, 05-15-2013 - 3:39am
"My husband is a perpetual student. I fail to see how that's a bad thing." ------ Mine too. He wants to learn Russian next. We both spend several hours a day on reading and learning things that are not directly related to work etc.
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Wed, 05-15-2013 - 3:42am
"A friend of mine worked for a company that offered a kick back for childcare. That was Ohio." ---------- It has to do with company policy. It has nothing to do with the state or local school taxes or, or, or ...
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Wed, 05-15-2013 - 3:48am
"Sorry? Oh, so you think you know how much money my DH makes. Gotcha." ----------- Yes, and she is just dying to let on that she knows (or think she knows) @@ She probably managed to dig out his TA compensation from grad school or some such.

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