The video is a must see. Whatever function this is, she is incredibly unprepared...and just rambling The rambled herself into the ‘everyone needs that’ (i.e. chief of staff) comment, not trying to be funny. The audience had a few nervous chuckles, and then it broke out into laughter.
Only then did MO start to play it off as a joke.
The content of her ramble: she is complaining that only one income is not enough to support a family these days. I brace myself when I say this...this is a logical result of the women’s liberation movement. Effectively doubling the workforce has the effect of cutting wages (compared to cost of living). The movement to give women the choice to go to work has taken away the choice of not working for many women.
I’m now putting on some football pads, for the beating I may get.
Not entirely. Housing prices, college costs, etc. have all risen MUCH more than wages over the past 30 years or so. My father was a blue collar worker and my mom didn't work. In 1968 they could afford to buy a house on Long Island, NY on just his salary. The house cost $22,000 and he made a little less than $10,000. Translate that to today. A comparable blue collar wage might be $60,000 (in this area) while a comparable house is close to $400,000. All things being equal, the house should be about twice his salary, as it was back then, or $120,000. You just can't do it on one salary anymore, at least in this area.