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    Aid for Child Care Drops When It Is Needed Most - NYT

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/14/us...lines&emc=tha2

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    With states under pressure to cut their budgets and federal stimulus money gone, low-income working parents are facing a paradox. Just when they have to work longer hours to make ends meet, they are losing access to the thing they need most to stay on the job: a government subsidy that helps pay for child care.
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    Re: Aid for Child Care Drops When It Is Needed Most - NYT

    Huge budget problems but we can't cut wasteful corn subsidies.

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    Re: Aid for Child Care Drops When It Is Needed Most - NYT

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Huge budget problems but we can't cut wasteful corn subsidies.
    You can't mess with those farmers, damn it!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    You can't mess with those farmers, damn it!!!!!!
    it's time to let them sink or swim.

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    Heart Wrenching Emotion Driven story to further the cause for "Government to help cause no one else can!!!"
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Heart Wrenching Emotion Driven story to further the cause for "Government to help cause no one else can!!!"
    Super conservatives always say that charity, or the neighbors should help the poor, but why the hell don't they? I mean they do to an extent, but there is a reason these programs were created, because the private market just wasn't cuttin it. Oh wait, sorry, I forgot, the reason these programs were created was to make the poor dependent on the government and to make them vote democrat, RIGHTTTTT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FFDP666 View Post
    Super conservatives always say that charity, or the neighbors should help the poor, but why the hell don't they? I mean they do to an extent, but there is a reason these programs were created, because the private market just wasn't cuttin it. Oh wait, sorry, I forgot, the reason these programs were created was to make the poor dependent on the government and to make them vote democrat, RIGHTTTTT!
    You'll note that they are still there despite the programs.

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    Re: Aid for Child Care Drops When It Is Needed Most - NYT

    Quote Originally Posted by FFDP666 View Post
    Super conservatives always say that charity, or the neighbors should help the poor, but why the hell don't they? I mean they do to an extent, but there is a reason these programs were created, because the private market just wasn't cuttin it. Oh wait, sorry, I forgot, the reason these programs were created was to make the poor dependent on the government and to make them vote democrat, RIGHTTTTT!
    Yes, we can see from the cost that Government can afford to get it done too.

    Do you know why child care costs so damned much? Regulations, state and federal requirements... it's a pain in the ASS to run a day care. I have a friend whose wife ran a day care for 3 years then gave it up. "It was just too hard to keep up the costs of training, licencing, following every damn regulation and oh yeah, carrying a lawyer in case little timmy stubbed his toe and momma sued."
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Yes, we can see from the cost that Government can afford to get it done too.

    Do you know why child care costs so damned much? Regulations, state and federal requirements... it's a pain in the ASS to run a day care. I have a friend whose wife ran a day care for 3 years then gave it up. "It was just too hard to keep up the costs of training, licencing, following every damn regulation and oh yeah, carrying a lawyer in case little timmy stubbed his toe and momma sued."
    The government could easily afford it and more, if we didn't spend all our money on stuff like oil subsidies for people who don't need it, maintaining a world wide military force, occupying whole countries. If we were allowed to actually raise taxes aka raise revenue, we wouldn't need to take deep cuts into services people actually use/need to get by on.

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    Re: Aid for Child Care Drops When It Is Needed Most - NYT

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    You'll note that they are still there despite the programs.
    My point is, if they were really working, fixing the problems, the programs wouldn't be needed in the first place.

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