THE HIDDEN COST OF CHILDCARE
... to you!
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
High tea in flash sidewalk restaurants is a bit beyond my pay scale but not beyond the blue-rinse set mothers who have their children in child-care at up to $130 a day. Exchanging dirty nappies and teeth-cutting for a daily round of catty bullshit with other mothers is an attractive alternative to responsible motherhood... but YOU are paying for it.
Child-care is an important part of a wealthy socialised State and is intended to usher women back to work as soon as possible after paid parental leave runs out.
Gough Whitlam’s plan was for working mothers to markedly increase the Government’s tax receipts. It’s a pity Gough didn’t ask the kids if they agreed with their mothers being replaced with strangers.
Okay, I know I’m too old to be taken seriously, but I have always thought that kids’ most formative years should be the responsibility of mothers, with a little help from fathers. Yes, it was a money struggle for me, but it was always worth it despite having to drive cabs every weekend, pack biscuits on night shift with a full time job at the Herald and Weekly Times.
I have never used child-care facilities because to hand my little darlings over to someone I don’t know is unthinkable. And there are far too many oddballs out there who are attracted to the priesthood and child-care centres.
To see a little kid’s grinning face when meeting mum after school to discuss the day’s events, to proudly show Mum the star stamps on prized schoolwork, and to arrive home to a glass of milk and an arrowroot biscuit is familial comfort and security every child craves, but can’t coherently explain why.
Whitlam has left a legacy of children on drugs, without discipline and who roam the streets causing mayhem. It is a huge cost that is more than offsetting the marginal increase in taxation from working mums taking advantage of child-care subsidies. And many of those mums aren't working mums.
If you decide to have babies be prepared to look after them, as does every other species...that’s part of the deal. It will cost you close to $500,000 to rear one child to adulthood and no matter how much socialist governments try to assist with the cost, the child will suffer parental deprivation during puberty, school bullying, pimples, gender doubts, body image, self esteem, and an array of other problems.
Abbott’s disastrous and excessive PPL fell by the wayside because it was nothing more than a misguided attempt to foster fallen female support. Andrew Bolt’s determination to have Tony Abbott and Cardinal Pell reinstated to respectability is an exercise in futility, and plain bloody stupid.
Oh well, I guess I’ll keep living in my own little time warp where parental responsibility remains a critical part of caring for a child,
...screw child-care and screw the bloody cost!