He’s certainly done his best to ensure that result by making it nearly impossible for single-income families to get by, but for O and his liberates, that’s not a bug, it’s a feature.
During a speech in Rhode Island today, President Obama called for more taxpayer-spending on pre-school in order to “make sure that women are full and equal participants in our economy” and said the following:
Sometimes, someone, usually mom, leaves the workplace to stay home with the kids, which then leaves her earning a lower wage for the rest of her life as a result. And that’s not a choice we want Americans to make.
Only in Obama Land is the choice of one parent to stay at home and raise the children considered a negative thing; The “progressive” vision is a world where children are placed in state-run day care centers to be raised by federal employees, while the parents both go to exciting jobs in cubicles so they can pay more in taxes and keep the government growing.
So when Obama says of stay-at-home parents,”that’s not a choice we want them to make”, it would be a mistake to think he doesn’t mean it.
RELATED: Leftists in Britain spent £100,000 of taxpayer funds on statue of “Typical British Family “: Two women walking with their children, one pregnant with another, and no fathers. Daily Mail columnist Amanda Platell is not amused, and she gets it exactly right:
So why does the Left put single mums on a pedestal — literally?
It is perhaps because they can control them by keeping them dependent on the State for survival.
A single mum is far more likely to rely on benefits and is thus beholden to the State for her income and well-being.
At election time, few who are dependent on welfare are likely to vote for a Conservative party that has vowed to clamp down on benefits culture and champion the traditional family.
And so the Left’s client-state survives and thrives, perpetuating a cycle of dependency through successive generations, almost invariably squashing aspiration, endeavour and self-reliance in its path.
Research consistently shows that children raised in a home without a father figure present are more likely to suffer poor health, do badly at school and fall into crime or drug abuse when they are teenagers.
I hardly think that’s something to be celebrated with a statue.