This would be the greatest thing to happen to this nation, ever, period.
All they have to do is end the obscenity of affirmative action. If forced to compete on a level field they would rapidly leave the work force. Maybe black males would become employed then, replacing the office eye candy and quota fillers.
posted on 08/08/2003 3:58:37 AM PDT
by Evil Inc
The bureaucrats want BOTH parents working and paying taxes, so they (govt.) have more $$$ to play with. This also keeps the parents occupied so they're less likely to question what is being done with that money.
Like most govt. programs, "No Child" uses our money to provide what the individual could/should provide, and the govt. version is inferior and more expensive.
posted on 08/08/2003 4:00:06 AM PDT
excellent article, and so true. i think the toughest and most rewarding job is to be a stay at home mom. i'm glad my mom could. and i've seen how a mom working full time affects the home(dad and kids)and when my wife cut her work hours in half to spend time at home, it was benefical to all of us. we had a lot less stress and the kids felt more secure with mom at home. coincheck
posted on 08/08/2003 4:00:16 AM PDT
My wife is a day care TEACHER, & she works darned hard at her job, teaching her kids. There are a lot of parents who do just dump their kids there, but what do you expect with every body trying to "keep up with the joneses".
As for me I am a stay at home DAD. I was hurt while on active duty in the Marine Corps. This is the most challenging job that I have every had. We have a very gifted daughter, and a son with Down Symdrone [a high functing child too], and let me tell you I have my hands full most of the time. And I would not change a thing.
posted on 08/08/2003 4:12:45 AM PDT
(sic semper tranyis [death to tryants!!])
I have always had a little trouble with the term "working mom".
As a stay at home Mom of four, I always was and still am "working".
We need to use the phrase "working outside the home" as opposed to "working in the home".
I think the phrase "working Mom" is used in some circles to denigrate the real work of stay at home Moms.
Think how offended some one would be if I said to them, "Oh, your a nurse! How nice you don't have to work!"
posted on 08/08/2003 4:15:18 AM PDT
(God made us Freepers, Prozac made us friends.)
I'm not a big fan of NR, but I give Lowry a lot of credit for tackling this subject.
According to Robertson, about half of married couples with children in the mid-1950s paid no federal income tax, thanks to a generous $3,000 personal exemption. If this exemption had kept up with inflation, it would be $10,000 today.
Wow. This is the first time I've read a valid, concrete detail that (at least partially) explains this massive shift in the culture.
posted on 08/08/2003 5:14:31 AM PDT
by Mr. Bird
No group in our society is so selfless or does so much for "the children" as stay-at-home moms. But we value some contributions to children's well-being more than others.
This needs to be repeated. The reasoning I hear most from parents for mothers going to work to let a teenager being paid minimum wage raise their children is that its "for the children". The idea is that they want their children to have things that they never did; expensive crap, free college, etc. These things are nothing compared to what a child receives from a mother who actually raises her children.
For those with clear financial needs, staggered work schedules are the only real way to make it work, but then the couple has no time together.
Staggered work schedules with one partner only part-time is the best solution.
Once the children are in school, a teaching career works well....off when the kids are home. Nursing's high demand puts nurses (rn's) in control of their hours with a high pay rate. This, too, seems a decent choice because the high rate makes fewer hours at staggered times very possible.
posted on 08/08/2003 7:31:20 AM PDT
To: 2Jedismom; lsucat
posted on 08/08/2003 7:36:28 AM PDT
-- No group in our society is so selfless or does so much for "the children" as stay-at-home moms.---
Awwww, your making me blush!!
posted on 08/08/2003 11:55:23 AM PDT
That was the reality before the price of everything went up. Lower the price of everything so that we can afford that again. Lower the price of everything just for the heck of it.
posted on 08/08/2003 7:04:22 PM PDT
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