View Poll Results: Should Daycare Be Subsidized?

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    3 5.77%
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    9 17.31%
  • No, It Should Not Be Subsidized

    40 76.92%
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    Re: Should Daycare Be Subsidized

    There are many companies that already pay in part for daycare; it's one of the bennies applicants look for and quite a "perk."

    But if I were looking for a good enough daycare for one of my babies, it surely wouldn't be one that was state or federally run, LOL.

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    Re: Should Daycare Be Subsidized

    Quote Originally Posted by afr0byte View Post
    I suppose you're against public education too?
    Mostly. But I see merit in educating our youth.
    Day care is predominatly baby sitting.
    Grade school is different.
    If its a burden, why did you have the children. Its just one more entitlement, wic, ebt, welfare.

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    Re: Should Daycare Be Subsidized

    This is one of those things that I'm extremely sympathetic to but very wary of. I have two friends who had mistakes and are now parents at a very young age. It makes it extremely difficult for them to continue with school, hold a job, and build a better future for themselves and their family. In principle I think an extremely targeted program even if its just at a state level would be helpful to people like him and would end up benefiting us all in the long run because of his increased earning power, job prospects, and educational attainment. But these programs are ruined because they never stay narrow. The band of inclusion grows and grows and a multi-million dollar program becomes a multi-billion dollar program which is no longer a limited piece of assistance to those who need it, but a core entitlement which cannot be shorn or reformed.

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    Re: Should Daycare Be Subsidized

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    Like I said in the reply these are successful families in their late 20s making a fair amount of money they are not mistakes it is the time when people want children. People can't wait to their late 30s and 40s to have children.
    Then they should prepare for having children by getting decent enough educations, some work experience, alittle savings woudnt hurt.
    Then make all the babies you want.
    Not start making babies at 19 with no job, little to no education and little to no work experience.

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    Re: Should Daycare Be Subsidized

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    This is one of those things that I'm extremely sympathetic to but very wary of. I have two friends who had mistakes and are now parents at a very young age. It makes it extremely difficult for them to continue with school, hold a job, and build a better future for themselves and their family. In principle I think an extremely targeted program even if its just at a state level would be helpful to people like him and would end up benefiting us all in the long run because of his increased earning power, job prospects, and educational attainment. But these programs are ruined because they never stay narrow. The band of inclusion grows and grows and a multi-million dollar program becomes a multi-billion dollar program which is no longer a limited piece of assistance to those who need it, but a core entitlement which cannot be shorn or reformed.
    Lifes lessons are tough.

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    Re: Should Daycare Be Subsidized

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Mostly. But I see merit in educating our youth.
    Day care is predominatly baby sitting.
    Grade school is different.
    If its a burden, why did you have the children. Its just one more entitlement, wic, ebt, welfare.
    You don't also see benefit in making more parents able to work?

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    Re: Should Daycare Be Subsidized

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    Like I said in the reply these are successful families in their late 20s making a fair amount of money they are not mistakes it is the time when people want children. People can't wait to their late 30s and 40s to have children.
    I want a Ferrari. Will you make a thread about subsidizing my need for a nice set of wheels?

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    Re: Should Daycare Be Subsidized

    Quote Originally Posted by afr0byte View Post
    You don't also see benefit in making more parents able to work?
    Fine, as long as its a REQUIREMENT. Not sit at home and drop baby off so mom can sleep all day and party all night.
    I see that exact thing first hand.

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    Re: Should Daycare Be Subsidized

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Then they should prepare for having children by getting decent enough educations, some work experience, alittle savings woudnt hurt.
    Then make all the babies you want.
    Not start making babies at 19 with no job, little to no education and little to no work experience.
    Did you read his post? He was talking about successful late-20s couples.

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    Re: Should Daycare Be Subsidized

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Then they should prepare for having children by getting decent enough educations, some work experience, alittle savings woudnt hurt.
    Then make all the babies you want.
    Not start making babies at 19 with no job, little to no education and little to no work experience.
    The couple in the article and many like them are probably engineers, accountants, etc. they make over 100,000$ but 20,000/year is still a lot of money for daycare. Subsidizing daycare is also how we encourage people to get that education to get that well-paying job.

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