The Dignity of Work Versus the Dignity of Motherhood
In January, Mitt Romney told the audience at a Manchester, New Hampshire, town hall meeting that as governor of Massachusetts, he wanted women to have the “dignity of work.” “[E]ven if you have a child two years of age, you need to work,” he said of mothers receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF).
Countering protests at the time, he said, “I am willing to spend more giving daycare to those parents to go back to work. It’ll cost the state more providing that daycare, but I want the individuals to have the dignity of work.”
What he really meant is that he would rather provide businesses and corporations with cheap labor by forcing untrained moms into service industry jobs paying paltry wages than pay them to stay home and raise their kids – the most important work on earth.
How is it that so few daddies have family-supporting jobs in the first place?
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