I am all for capitalism. But there is no pure form of capitalism on this planet. We have what is called a 'mixed economy'. And there are times when the government must become involved. The out-of-control nature of child care is one area.
There are many reasons for why both parents must work and to insinuate that teacher salaries are the main culprit is a stretch to say the least. High property taxes are one of many reasons. The cost of food, health care, day care and saving for college are just a few examples. And the burden on single parents is even more acute.
But blaming school teachers as the main reason why parents need to work in 2011 is just following along the usual far-right talking points. How about ending the billion dollar tax gravy train going to private companies to build the very same things in foreign countries that are needed and denied right here.
Your responses were "she didn't really mean it" (even though she said it at a political fund raiser, and you have no reason to think it was anything but her actual opinion) and "but her constituents like her," which is a complete irrelevancy.
"Nefarious"? No. There's nothing "nefarious" about the government employing gas station attendants and supplying them to privately owned gas stations, either. It's just a spectacularly bad idea.second, even for the sake of discussion i dont see anything nefarious about the gov't watching children. they teach children but can't watch them?
by the way babysitting is one of the few jobs computers doesn't replace.... yet
And no, computers will never replace babysitters. Kids need human interaction.
Just don't expect me to subsidize it.
For a single parent, this is logical. For a two parent working household, this is illogical.
Live off one check if daycare is absorbing the funds that the secondary spouse is providing...
It will drive up costs, drive out competition, increase government spending on all the "social workers" needed to monitor the centers. Increased taxes bla bla bla....
In effect, it will drive UP costs. yet this seems oblivious to some. How can government involvement reduce the REAL cost of anything. they simply subsidize it.