Page 8 of 9 FirstFirst ... 6789 LastLast
Results 71 to 80 of 87

Thread: Mothers now top earners in 4 in 10 US households

  1. #71
    On Vacation
    joko104's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 10:41 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    31,568
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Mothers now top earners in 4 in 10 US households

    First a person has to meet the basic necessities of life - what in the military is called the hierarchy of needs. Beyond that point a person has discretion.

    My wife's goal was to have lots of children and ultimately "a homemaker," but to begin as school teacher. An injury obliterated that plan so she directly went to homemaker/housewife. Wanting to earn some pocket money of her own - though not necessary - she started selling a little product line on ebay. Made maybe $10 or $20 a day. But at the Jon Stewart rally, she met the trophy wife of a extremely wealthy man of a very wealthy family - and she felt the same way about wanting some money of her own. Otherwise they both shared much in common and both had been on the now defunct Stewart forum, so wanted to meet. She became a partner of my wife. Apparently her husband thought this was cute, so threw his empire and money-might into it. Beyond witnessing the power of raw, massive amounts of money and influence in relation to business, competitors and government, it became extreme profitable very fast. Money just raining down.

    But it was consuming my wife's life and keeping her from what she'd rather do with and in her life. 12, 14 hours a day, endless government intrusions and endless business chores. So after having major remodeling done to part of the house, her putting 1/3rd of the initial house costs into the collective family fund, and socking the other 50% away mostly offshore in the Bahamas, she just shut it all down. The trophy wife certainly didn't want the chores of it either. So like an AA fuelie dragster, her income went from $0 to 7 figure and back to $0 for her priorities. All about a year and a half.

    Money is a necessity and for family people there are BIG and REAL feeling of insecurity and shortcomings if you are financially insecure - because a lot is depending upon you as a provider. Desperate hand-to-mouth money stress is hard on parents and relationships. Women possibly more sense the necessity of being a provider than men, since divorce and other factors mean she can not totally rely on a man - and society tends to ridicule women who do now too.

    Personally, I think "homemaker" if children involved is the hardest job on earth if done right. Most, not all, are women. It also is the most important job. "The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world."

  2. #72
    Sage
    SheWolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:44 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    24,508

    Re: Mothers now top earners in 4 in 10 US households

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Virtually nothing will more affect a person's
    life than who she/he marries and has children with. No doubt about it. I don't think many couples really realize that.
    Pregnant teens especially don't realize that. They think they are going to live happily ever after with their high school sweety and baby.

    Naming a baby can be fun and trendy, and some of them want to raise their babies with their teeny values. Like raising a kid up jugglo, redneck, etc.

  3. #73
    Sage
    EnigmaO01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Indiana
    Last Seen
    12-12-17 @ 12:41 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    7,027

    Re: Mothers now top earners in 4 in 10 US households

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    News from The Associated Press



    And it is exactly what Democrats prey on for their voting base.
    So the democratic party is a predator and they are the prey? Seriously? I've seen some crap in my opinion but that beats all. Did it ever occur to you that there is no reason to join the republican party because the republican party categorizes all blacks as deadbeats as you do in your comments? I can show to same problems and issues among whites in poor Appalachia. Deadbeat fathers, reliance on welfare, drug and alcohol abuse, etc, etc. It has nothing to do with color it has everything to do with socioeconomics.

  4. #74
    Guru
    ChuckBerry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Last Seen
    10-28-13 @ 01:24 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    3,491

    Mothers now top earners in 4 in 10 US households

    arranged marriages ftw.

    that'll irritate the PC police that swooped down on this thread
    The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.

  5. #75
    Sage
    Erod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    North Texas
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 03:30 PM
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    13,071

    Re: Mothers now top earners in 4 in 10 US households

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    So the democratic party is a predator and they are the prey? Seriously? I've seen some crap in my opinion but that beats all. Did it ever occur to you that there is no reason to join the republican party because the republican party categorizes all blacks as deadbeats as you do in your comments? I can show to same problems and issues among whites in poor Appalachia. Deadbeat fathers, reliance on welfare, drug and alcohol abuse, etc, etc. It has nothing to do with color it has everything to do with socioeconomics.
    Nice attempt, but fail. The Democrats base EVERYTHING in their strategy on making victims out of minorities and telling everyone in a bad way that it's not their fault, it's the fault of rich, white people. That's their platform, forever, without a single ounce of substance beyond that. Just keep feeding programs and handouts and feel-better speeches to buy votes.

  6. #76
    Sage
    EnigmaO01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Indiana
    Last Seen
    12-12-17 @ 12:41 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    7,027

    Re: Mothers now top earners in 4 in 10 US households

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Nice attempt, but fail. The Democrats base EVERYTHING in their strategy on making victims out of minorities and telling everyone in a bad way that it's not their fault, it's the fault of rich, white people. That's their platform, forever, without a single ounce of substance beyond that. Just keep feeding programs and handouts and feel-better speeches to buy votes.
    Funny I'm a democrat and this is the first I've heard of it. I've also never collected unemployment even though I was out of work but found a job ASAP. This unlike several of my so called republican friends. The farmers here are diehard republicans but wouldn't be able to make it without government subsidies And CRP. Perhaps you better examine your own party.

  7. #77
    Guru
    Carleen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    New Jersey
    Last Seen
    Today @ 09:24 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    3,617

    Re: Mothers now top earners in 4 in 10 US households

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    A lot of women choose or prefer to stay at home to raise their children, so no.
    I'm not so sure that most women can afford to stay home and raise their children and that is quite evident if you notice how many after school programs there are now.
    "Being President doesn't change who you are, it reveals who you are"

  8. #78
    Sage
    Erod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    North Texas
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 03:30 PM
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    13,071

    Re: Mothers now top earners in 4 in 10 US households

    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    I'm not so sure that most women can afford to stay home and raise their children and that is quite evident if you notice how many after school programs there are now.
    That's certainly true. My wife likes to work, and it afforded us the opportunity to build our home in an excellent school district, which otherwise may not have been possible. There are a variety of reasons women work, but today, it is often a necessity.

  9. #79
    Sage
    Erod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    North Texas
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 03:30 PM
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    13,071

    Re: Mothers now top earners in 4 in 10 US households

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Funny I'm a democrat and this is the first I've heard of it. I've also never collected unemployment even though I was out of work but found a job ASAP. This unlike several of my so called republican friends. The farmers here are diehard republicans but wouldn't be able to make it without government subsidies And CRP. Perhaps you better examine your own party.
    You are the proverbial needle in a haystack.

  10. #80
    Guru
    Carleen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    New Jersey
    Last Seen
    Today @ 09:24 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    3,617

    Re: Mothers now top earners in 4 in 10 US households

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    That's certainly true. My wife likes to work, and it afforded us the opportunity to build our home in an excellent school district, which otherwise may not have been possible. There are a variety of reasons women work, but today, it is often a necessity.
    My daughter is the bread winner. After their first child was born my son-in-law decided to quit his job and be a Mr. Mom which I thought was wonderful. Although there is nothing wrong with daycare, they were fortunate that financially he could afford to stay home. Once they were old enough for preschool, he went back to work. He's a teacher.
    "Being President doesn't change who you are, it reveals who you are"

Page 8 of 9 FirstFirst ... 6789 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •