Opt out or left out?

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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 - 9:42pm

Ok, so when you had posts back a ways talking about how some kind of program for preschool or daycare is in your area and that's (partly) why you have such high taxes...you were confused?  There is nothing?

Ummm...no my taxes have NOTHING to do with daycare

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Tue, 05-14-2013 - 9:39pm

All laughing aside...What is the connection between your property taxes and companies using their funds for daycare programs?  

I never said there WAS a connection. Not sure how that even came up. 

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Tue, 05-14-2013 - 9:09pm
There was a parish family I knew that took in foster kids every few years. They were living saints and adopted some of them, They had one or two biological children.

 


 


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Tue, 05-14-2013 - 9:09pm

geschichtsgal wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">grapthars_hammer</em> wrote:</div>Well, until fall, right? Don't I remember that your dd and my dgs start kindie together?</blockquote></p><p>I guess I should have said DH isn't a student at this point.  DD is entering 2nd grade.  DS is entering PreK.  I didn't have to send him early, because I couldn't afford daycare.  We can wait until he's five before he starts Kindergarten.</p>

Dang! How is your DS ready for Pre-K? Wasn't he just born??? LOL

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Registered: 05-13-2009
Tue, 05-14-2013 - 9:07pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
A friend of mine worked for a company that offered a kick back for childcare. That was Ohio.

Oh my! Though it is hard to imagine how thieves make a good living off child care kick backs. Maybe only in Ohio?

Maybe there is a new HBO series in this, like the Sopranos without stripclubs and trash collection, only centered around daycare centers and kick backs? Edie Falco would be a great in this!

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Registered: 07-12-2005
Tue, 05-14-2013 - 9:00pm
It seems as though there is an underlying difference in the way people view their relationship to the rest of society. Do you see yourself as part of the same team, wanting a better life for all? Or do you see life as a competition and jealously guard resources to keep those you deem less deserving from having a comparable lifestyle? I agree that planning, preparing, and bringing children into a secure, stable life was important to me. But I had all the resources and support I needed to not only understand the value of that, but to make it happen in a reasonable time. I do not expect those raised with less knowledge, less support, or obstacles I have never faced to live by my standards, nor do I have any interest in punishing them for not doing so. I do have an interest in those individuals building the best possible life for themselves and their children. Subsidizing day care so that a minimum wage worker can gain valuable work experience pays off tenfold. That worker is a taxpayer, works their way off assistance faster, and raises their child in a higher socioeconomic status, making the child more likely to have children in optimal circumstances. Emotionally, you may cry that it is not fair that the benefit of your good decisions are not providing as much of a benefit as it should, but logically, you have to realize there are benefits to living in a society with fewer families going without adequate nutrition, shelter, and medical care.
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Registered: 05-31-2011
Tue, 05-14-2013 - 8:56pm

geschichtsgal wrote:
I'm the only student in our family now.

We're all students here. Luckily, I have qualified for enough merit aid to get through my bachelor's degree without any out-of-pocket cost.

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Tue, 05-14-2013 - 8:53pm

grapthars_hammer wrote:
Well, until fall, right? Don't I remember that your dd and my dgs start kindie together?

I guess I should have said DH isn't a student at this point.  DD is entering 2nd grade.  DS is entering PreK.  I didn't have to send him early, because I couldn't afford daycare.  We can wait until he's five before he starts Kindergarten.

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Tue, 05-14-2013 - 8:50pm

geschichtsgal wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">just_another_marla</em> wrote:</div>My husband is a perpetual student. I fail to see how that's a bad thing.</blockquote></p><p>I'm the only student in our family now.</p>

Well, until fall, right? Don't I remember that your dd and my dgs start kindie together?

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Tue, 05-14-2013 - 8:47pm

just_another_marla wrote:
My husband is a perpetual student. I fail to see how that's a bad thing.

I'm the only student in our family now.

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