Mudcat Café message #1033104 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #63553   Message #1033104
Posted By: katlaughing
10-Oct-03 - 10:12 AM
Thread Name: BS: Benefits/Welfare.
Subject: RE: BS: Benefits/Welfare.
No, McGrath, that's the standard line from the conservatives in this country, i.e. if we "subsidise" mothers who stay home with their pre-school children etc., then we will get more no-good for nothing freeloading women getting knocked up so they can collect those oh-so-generous (not!) welfare checks. Nevermind that she can only make minimum wage and can't pay for decent child care. Nevermind the double messages she hears from society, i.e. "if you were a decent mom you'd be home with your children/why aren't you out working, supporting your family?" It wouldn't matter to the Cons. how the money was spent, not on education or anything else, they don't care. An "idle" mom or other person on welfare MUST be lazy and dependent and not care a bit about bettering themselves. Much better to spend ONE BILLION per week on miltary conquests.