Rich Moms Work Harder Than Poor Moms

Are we done with this yet? No? “Even if you have a child two years of age, you need to go to work. And people said, ‘Well that’s heartless,’ and I said ‘No, no, I’m willing to spend more giving daycare to allow those parents to go back to work. It’ll cost the state more providing that daycare, but I want the individuals to have the dignity of work.’” —Mitt Romney, January 4. [Boston Globe, via Political Wire]

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What’s sauce for the poor should be sauce for the rich. I’d like to propose a question voters should use to evaluate political candidates: Would you trust this man or woman to be solely responsible for the care of your young child or children 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for the number of years she or he is asking to be elected to serve in the local, state, or federal government?

@lynnlightfoot: very good test. few would pass.

the dignity of work was offered to any takers 2 years ago. unfortunately, the only people who wanted to work from arizona to georgia are not allowed to work or even be there anymore.
http://money.cnn.com/2010/07/07/news/economy/farm_worker_jobs/index.htm
turns out, white people weren’t really into it.

That plan of his might be more logical if 1) Day care centers didn’t have to operate at a razor-thin margin and 2) If the caregivers were more qualified than your average McJobs worker, and paid accordingly.

Also, some of us remember when a mom could stay at home if she wished because you could actually live comfortably on one salary. A large chunk of the Boomers remember this.

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