|"Teresa,don't you think the above is another question,the question wasn't about good parenting but about the current attitude of some ,who think the state owes them a living,with respect to children.|
I personally have no desire to pay for your children,but am left wondering about the children who's producers seem to expect me to pay for them when the wont or can't.
So far I haven't seen the answer!"
I'm confused...what in the hell are you talking about?? Are you accusing me of something? Can you be a little more articulate here?
No, I don't think "good parenting" is another question, it IS the fucking question!
Screwing an ex-partner over because the law allows it isn't "good parenting," nor are fear/guilt tactics that subscribe to "but we'll have to take care of all these kids with WELFARE!!".... worry, whine, snivel, hurt. The Welfare boogyman is coming! We have to make these "father" blokes pay through the nose, or else the boogyman will get us!
Reagan was a smart guy, he recognized the problem of rewarding instability and irresponsibility just lead to more irresponsibility and instability. Welfare, as we knew it, is dead. Are you at all familiar with current welfare criterion? It's tough stuff. Time limits (5 years maximum to collect), work mandates (if you're able to work, you must), educational mandates (if you are unable to work, you must be in school). Welfare is no free ride anymore. It's taken it's proper place, I think, in society for now.
Look, if the nanny state would just stay the hell out of it, people would find their own way in the world, and we'd have a whole lot less of a mess to worry about.