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How about these families with children also paying taxes to support families getting FREE child care and FREE groceries, FREE school lunches, free cell phones - and the list goes on! Then when the little people grow up and many families will get FREE college educations while these families who are counting their pennies will also get stuck with taxes for other families college education bill!
Where is the Justice and so-called Fare Share?
Cost of living is expensive specially with kids and is only going to get worse......... lol
Good thing we have government wellfare...... :) We also have a bunch of people living beyond their financial means and others getting sucked into debt with no choice just to get a freaking education. On the other hand we have the Elite Forbes list billionaries laughing their way to the bank.
Here's my view on things:
For those of you physically capable proud americans and others who rather sit on your asses and bitch ........ shed some pounds by actually working and get off wellfare maybe you are the reason so many jobs get outsourced overseas.
Stop bitching about jobs being taken by illegal imigrants if you really wanted those jobs they would be yours. Obviously those jobs dont come with polished shoes and suit, desk and a fat salary.
Our billionaries keep getting richer by outsourcing jobs for cheaper labor ....... Why not making 2-5 million a year instead of 100+ million and keep some jobs here.
Parents instead of buying your kids all the tech toys to keep them happy and off your face spend some time with them and educate them and teach them some values and respect ........ thats not the schools and society's responsibility
Unfortunally our society is run by media and advertising .......... fast pace and competition........ We have all been sucked into more more more...... its a vicious cycle with no end and as long it pays our bills there is no end to it.................... New gadgets.......... Competition........ so get used to it
But do me a favor ......... Stop blaming the president........... We all have a guilty finger in how we live our lives and screw up our society........
A few months after 9/11 the wife and I decided to move to the Pennsylvania countryside and give the kids room to be kids and moved 40 minutes south west of Valley Forge, PA to the cute hamlet of Honey Brook and even there, our childcare bill ran us $320/wk. My sister pays over $1600/mo for 3 kids in the Hershey area - of course she gets the group discount. And my brother pays close to $350/wk in Philadelphia (both my brother and I have only one child each).
I am now a single parent in Seattle where this summer's childcare bill was $380/wk and where we were just given notice that fees are going up another $20/wk per child. So, as I said; costs listed for daycare across the nation are not only inaccurate, but utterly unrealistic. Apparently MSN will post anything in their page that will fill some space regardless of how preposterous the claims - I just wish they did their research and due diligence before posting trash such as this. But at least all is not lost, the percentage cost per single parent for childcare is pretty close - my cost is 55.7% because I have a decent job and a masters degree; but I bet you the balance of my paycheck that single mothers with a high school diploma are not as fortunate.
With the exception of Kansas, all these states have a high cost of living index whether you are single, married, two kids or twenty kids.
They are just expensive places to live, period.
"$234,900 to provide a child with 17 years of food, shelter and other necessities"
- I would disagree, if that is true than I would have to ask the gvmt for a lots of help, with a staying home wife and more than 2 kids (ok a lot more) and an income above natl average, I have not ask the gvmt for help al this years and I hope I’ll never have to, we live in the age of”HAVE to HAVE it " mentality, that is why a lots of people are broke (Financially)
LOusy article, the title did not fit a all. Where's the list of best and worst cities to raise a child in and the assocated costs.
MSN you are getting worse on a daily basis---if you are going to make a report then make the report!
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