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[deleted] t1_j6f4pvs wrote


cuppa_tea_4_me t1_j6fa5fp wrote

No. There is no state sponsored day care. That’s like blackmail. Get a job, or stay home. Have kids or not. But I am not paying you to raise your kids.


lilhotdog t1_j6fcjra wrote

Raising kids is a job dingus. I’d rather pay stay at home parents than most of the shit the government spends money on.


cuppa_tea_4_me t1_j6fhlbb wrote

the employer is the spouse who is working. Not me the tax payer.


lilhotdog t1_j6fo1ed wrote

God forbid the pittance you pay for income tax in PA goes to something useful instead of cops or some corporate subsidiaries.


cuppa_tea_4_me t1_j6g28q5 wrote

Should go to fixing the potholes


Zenith2017 t1_j6i5oco wrote

You want me to pay so you don't have to drive around potholes?


cuppa_tea_4_me t1_j6iky6m wrote

Only gas purchasers pay. It’s the gas tax. Do you ever use the roads? Then you should pay.


Zenith2017 t1_j6im9k6 wrote

You're gonna pay for those kids one way or another


cuppa_tea_4_me t1_j6iq4ov wrote

Hahahahah I guess so but I am not going to make it easy to get handouts. There are lots of ways around it if you want to be a stay at home mommy and can’t afford it. Work weekends, work alternating shifts, baby sit, work from home. Many many people make it work.


Zenith2017 t1_j6itwjd wrote

> here's how you be a stay at home parent:

> Work all the time



cuppa_tea_4_me t1_j6j6yug wrote

Being a stay at home parent is a choice . But you don’t do it expecting tax payers to fund it


Zenith2017 t1_j6jcos6 wrote

Given the cost of childcare it's certainly an easy choice for many low income parents. It costs tens of thousands per kid per year - frequently more than these people even take home for that years work.

At the end of the day, you and I will pay for these kids, it's just a choice of upstream by subsidizing childcare, or downstream by subsidizing all the issues resulting from absent parents and inadequate support. It's literally cheaper to support daycare than not, similar to how preventative healthcare is cheaper than responsive healthcare.

Edit - and if you're expecting people to stop having kids, that's just completely unrealistic