“…we should make it a legal requirement that all parents of children of school-age or older are gainfully employed.”
It always amazes me when women think they know what’s best for other women. And this gal even thinks her opinion should become law. What is this hostility that some working mothers have for stay-at-home mothers? What’s it to ‘em if other women want to stay at home to raise their own children, often at great financial sacrifice?
Given the lack of jobs for men in many countries, including our own, I think we should be encouraging women to stay home with their children (babies or school-age) if that’s what they want to do. I also think the Fed should stop messing around with monetary policy, because that’s a big reason why so many families are struggling today. When I was a child, a large family could survive just on Dad’s income. Now the median household income has been dropping for years, but housing, food and medical care costs have soared.
Let’s get our governments to figure out what they’re doing wrong instead of trying to force every woman into the workplace so she can earn more money (and pay more taxes) instead of staying home with her children, if that’s what she wants.