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Voted 4, this is a big issue in Canada, a federal election issue every cycle; whoever promises the most spaces or comes closest to universal childcare carves out a big slice of the electorate every time, even if it's all lies which it always is.
The_Rock (JABRONI256) said...big issue in Canada, a federal election issue every cycle
Federal election issue or feral election issue? (* CHUCKLE *)
Why do people want complete strangers taking care of their children? Pretty much everyone I know who has family nearby used or uses them as sitters, even if they pay them. Some create careers where they can work from home or in a setting where young children can be with them. Others double down on spending as little as possible and having one parent stay home until the children can start preschool. If they are making enough with two incomes, they can pay for childcare for a few years. There are preschools that also offer day care.
Why do people want to believe politicians, who lie? By the time the parents realize they’ve been duped, their children are in school. The schools here have after school care programs.
Showtalk said...Why do people want to believe politicians, who lie?
That's oxymoronic. All politicians lie... otherwise they wouldn't be politicians.
And that's also why I never wanted to become a politician because I hate to lie!
Why do people want complete strangers taking care of their children?
It's not about wanting it, it's about needing it; if you have two parents who have careers and neither want to give up those careers but want a family anyway, or you spend beyond your means so you have to work exceptionally demanding hours to afford a mortgage you never should of been approved for and have a kid you need that child care option to make it work.
Why do people want to believe politicians, who lie?
Despite what Walter thinks, and I disregard everything he thinks, when this issue is raised here at the Federal level, it's not like the Parties are lying for the sake of it, they do truly want to provide this, it means more productivity for workers and thus a better economy, the problem is that funding it through our current means is always going to be impossible but all the Parties believe their predecessor is lying about the books or that some cost savings will be there to afford this, truth is the only way to afford universal child care, or UBI or any other pie in the sky thing is raising taxes.
Things that can be handled at the state level do not need to be escalated to the federal government level.
Childcare CAN be handled at the state level. Thus no need for federal government intervention or involvement!
The difference is whether they lie intentionally to get votes hoping people will not notice later or if they intend to keep promises and find out that they can’t.
If people used some semblance of self control regarding spending, they would not be over their heads. Many of the poor families here have grandparents living with them to save money, or have moved in with parents. The ones who seem to have the most trouble are those in the middle. I’m not talking about people who can’t ever afford it and just work. Some kind of safe childcare would be beneficial. I was referring to those who don’t put their children above personal pleasures and think someone else should pay to raise them. Costs are one reason states like California and New York are depopulating, but among with the moves, wages usually drop too.
I addressed that too. Sometimes politicians think they can keep their promises. But when promises involve big spending, it is unfair to the country. Eventually they all run out of money, then people end up being worse off than they were.