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    [QUOTE=acepepe;4257539]we already have it, the abysmal failure known as headstart. A babysitting program for lazy slobs who get to stay home and f all day (When they're not shoving chips and soft drinks down their throats)so they can have more kids. THE REAL 99%[/QUOTE]

    i agree about the chips and the soft drinks. Getting fresh veggies to the poor should be a greater priority.

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    [QUOTE=bitonti;4257567]people accuse me of being partisan and whatever else but [B]that's lazy debating[/B]. You are attacking the source not the statement

    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[/QUOTE]

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    [QUOTE=JetPotato;4257456]You know, my wife and I could contribute so much more to the economy if the government would step in and do our dishes and laundry, too.[/QUOTE]

    Sure...they'll be represented by a public employee union and after showing evidence of the dangers of handling knives and forks, will be granted 20 year pensions.

    A garbage man in NYC retires after 20 years....why not a dishwasher.:rolleyes: Ben Dover, head of public trust.

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    [QUOTE=southparkcpa;4257426]IJF....If this post doesn't show you basically are a socialist , nothing will. I have 3 daycare centers as clients, none of the owners make what a 7 year LI school teacher makes. I.e....they don't earn 6 figures, have NO PENSION and pay for their own health insurance.

    Couldn't the high rate of property tax be thebreal culprit on why 2 people need to work?

    Let's regulate them ..... :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

    Wrong, my friend.

    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, [B]health care[/B], 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. :rolleyes:

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    [QUOTE=bitonti;4257567]people accuse me of being partisan and whatever else but that's lazy debating. You are attacking the source not the statement

    first off she's at a party. it's not news.
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    You're accusing me of lazy debating? [B]You didn't say anything.[/B]

    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 [B]but[/B] her actual opinion) and "but her constituents like her," which is a complete irrelevancy.
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    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[/QUOTE]

    "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.

    And no, computers will never replace babysitters. Kids need human interaction.

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    [QUOTE=JetPotato;4257566]:rolleyes:

    Useless.[/QUOTE]

    I agree making a thread about a woman complaining about childcare is useless.

    Childcare is expensive, 1k per month for 4 days per week.

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    [QUOTE=intelligentjetsfan;4257726]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. [/QUOTE]

    There isn't anything that CPA can't tie to teachers as the culprit.

    Out of TP in the bathroom?
    Teachers.

    Shopping cart dinged your car?
    Teachers.

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    [QUOTE=intelligentjetsfan;4257726]Wrong, my friend.

    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
    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. :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

    I am not blaming anyone...simply stating that daycare operators make less than most civil servants. They need govt involvement?

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    [QUOTE=JetPotato;4257455]Unreal[/QUOTE]

    what is unreal is the cost of day care and its burden on the middle class and the poor.

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    [QUOTE=AlwaysGreenAlwaysWhite;4257476]Then dont have ****ing kids...[/QUOTE]

    right, because there are not hard working middle and lower income families who had kids and then lost their jobs due to a bad economy or had to take lesser paying jobs.

    Good post though. :rolleyes:

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    [QUOTE=intelligentjetsfan;4257803]what is unreal is the cost of day care and its burden on the middle class and the poor.[/QUOTE]

    Unreal.

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    [QUOTE=southparkcpa;4257793]I am not blaming anyone...simply stating that daycare operators make less than most civil servants. They need govt involvement?[/QUOTE]

    The people that need the government involvement are the parents who are getting bent over by the costs. But the ramifications of this problem go beyond economics. It is one of many factors that is contributing to a diseased nuclear family structure in this country.

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    [QUOTE=JetPotato;4257806]Unreal.[/QUOTE]

    very insightful

    :zzz:

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    [QUOTE=intelligentjetsfan;4257804]right, because there are not hard working middle and lower income families who had kids and then lost their jobs due to a bad economy or had to take lesser paying jobs.

    Good post though. :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

    Anyone who thought having a kid and was going to stroll through life unimpeded is an idiot...

    Perhaps they should have planned out their course a little bit better...

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    [QUOTE=AlwaysGreenAlwaysWhite;4257859]Anyone who thought having a kid and was going to stroll through life unimpeded is an idiot....[/QUOTE]

    That's good. Because nobody thinks that. So...at least none of those theoretical idiots exist :P

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    [QUOTE=intelligentjetsfan;4257804]right, because there are not hard working middle and lower income families who had kids and then lost their jobs due to a bad economy or had to take lesser paying jobs.

    Good post though. :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

    If you've lost your job and are home all day, why do you need day care?

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    [QUOTE=southparkcpa;4257793]I am not blaming anyone...simply stating that daycare operators make less than most civil servants. They need govt involvement?[/QUOTE]

    Or your clients aren't very good business owners.

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    [QUOTE=intelligentjetsfan;4257812]The people that need the government involvement are the parents who are getting bent over by the costs. But the ramifications of this problem go beyond economics. It is one of many factors that is contributing to a diseased nuclear family structure in this country.[/QUOTE]

    If running a day care is so lucrative then you or those people with kids that don't have jobs should fill the niche and open a discount day care. You would make a killing if you could do so at even 20% less than it currently costs.



    Just don't expect me to subsidize it.

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    [QUOTE=JetPotato;4257875]If you've lost your job and are home all day, why do you need day care?[/QUOTE]

    I almost went that route but he threw in they had to take a job for less money to help support the kid(s)...

    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...

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    [QUOTE=Trades;4257911]If running a day care is so lucrative then you or those people with kids that don't have jobs should fill the niche and open a discount day care. You would make a killing if you could do so at even 20% less than it currently costs.



    Just don't expect me to subsidize it.[/QUOTE]

    Government involvement in daycare..the whole thought is such a telling fact about how liberals think.

    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.

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