Tuesday, January 3, 2006

the election

i am going to tell everyone who i'm voting for and why. my descision is based on one thing only because it is the most important to me. I am a mother and as you all know i stay at home to be the primary care giver to my three children. the liberals want to start a "daycare program" that allows mothers to have their children shoved into daycares so they can ignore them and go back to work and pay the government INCOME TAX. conservatives want to give mothers an allowance to do with as they see fit for the bennifit of their children. the liberals say the conservatives have no morals regarding the sanctity of child care and that it is a waste of money. Harper may be abrasive, he may even wear lipstick in public but he has my vote.
The whole country is not in daycare.

13 comments:

Seaneria said...

Halli... honestly... you should focus on the important issues... like gay marriage. Politics aren't concerned with issues that actually impact the majority of Canadians and Canadian families... where have you been?

Anonymous said...

After seeing the problems with childcare described by this anti-daycare website, I can understand why you'd want to be a SAHM to your children...

phyllis sweetwater said...

the gays can vote for whomever they choose. my fight against gay marriage has been lost.

phyllis sweetwater said...

wow that antidaycare website is very extensive. thankyou for showing me that so i could reafirm my decision!

elisabeth said...

when i was a single mom for a year and a half i had to put my son in daycare. it was the saddest thing to see a row of little kids with their faces up against the windows crying. and this was a decent daycare...but it doesn't matter how professional a daycare is. nothing can replace the comfort, security and love of a child's own parents. daycare just increases the problem that kids these days are being raised by society rather than family.

aisy said...

perhaps i can be cynical about it all, as i've now moved back to the states... but i highly doubt either side would keep their election promise regarding day care/stay at home. quite frankly, canadian politics have left a sour taste in my mouth. i feel without a party in canada. (not that american politics are much better, but at least i can't vote here to worry!)

phyllis sweetwater said...

i know what you mean about politicians and promises. it makes me so doubtful i almost dont want to vote. i wish they had a box to check off called "non-confidence". but since they dont, and i cant pass up my personal rights, i'll have to vote for the next best thing. i am so glad i dont ever have to vote in the states either!

jay said...

no matter who you vote for the government still gets in.

Rus said...

no matter who you vote for in Alberta, the Conservatives win.

Anonymous said...

Why should there even be an allowance for mothers? If you choose to have kids you should expect to pay all the expenses that come with kids. But hey, if the government decides it wants to pay out; I'd be in line too. There is so much free money out there - I just don't qualify. My path is normal and within reason and for that reason I do not get paid.

phyllis sweetwater said...

Interesting perspective “anonymous”, why should mothers get paid? Why should anyone who is a benefit to society get paid? Did you pay your mother? Did she ever pay taxes? If a country is supposed to mirror a family then the “bread winner” is the government. We have a symbiotic relationship. We provide healthy children to repopulate the country and they provide social programs to help us be happy. You are right; women who choose to be mothers should know they wont get paid, so why should mothers (exempting those who have no other way of supplying income) be allowed to go back to a job and receive money from the government to stick their children in day care? If that is allowed then I am a day care and should get paid to be a daycare. I am a teacher and I should get paid to be a teacher by the public school board, otherwise the public school board to come to my house and potty train my children for me. I am a nurse and should get paid by the health care system every time I bandage a cut knee. I could go on…

Anonymous said...

phyllis - If society is going to pay then shouldn't society have the ultimate say in who creates/rears these children? I sure don't want to be paying a family who abuses their offspring (which ultimately increases the cost of that member to society if that member is not able to overcome the challeneges that society has ultimately brought upon it). I don't want to pay for a child who is being brought up by people who believe that their race is better than any others. I don't want religion taught to any members of society. I don't want to have a society that believes the government needs to give them something. I could go on...

phyllis sweetwater said...

sometimes i wish we could harness the eligability of procreation and restrain or forbid those who are deamed unworthy of the noble calling of parenthood. some people dont want kids and have them by accident while other people wish for kids more than anything and never get them. but who would be allowed to make such a decision? what human being would be able to judge whether or not you are "good" enough to have children? not me, i would be too emotionaly biased, and not you because it sounds like you would discriminate against religion. so we end up with kids in foster care and a government trying (though imperfectly) to include unwanted children in society. if you cant give them love, what do you give them?