Should the government pay for living at home parent?
January 4, 2007 6:01pm CST
Today's world, you have two parents career household which leave the kid(s) behind. If a parent couldn't work for obvivous reasons and is staying at home with the kid(s), that means only one pay check is coming in. Unless the unemployment parent files for unemployment. Now you're in hardship, can't pay for babysitter (they should be paid alot more) can't drop the kid(s) off to grandma's, so now your stuck. You was hoping unemployment check would give some breathing room but it's shorter than what's expected. You can't carry kid(s) to interview a new job (well depends). So how would you manage? What is the alternative? Yank the government?
• United States
5 Jan 07
No, I don't think the government should pay stay at home parents. I have no issue with anyone staying home to take care of their kids, but with all of the funding the government needs to put into other areas, I can't justify my tax dollars going to support stay at home parents. There are always ways. There are always friends or family who can look after a kid for a couple of an hours while someone goes to a job interview, and if, in some odd case that's not an option, there are non-profit organizations that offer free help with children for families that are having a little trouble making ends meet.