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]


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.
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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