Budget impasse straining day care

Budget impasse straining day care

There are 40 comments on the The Morning Call story from Aug 11, 2009, titled Budget impasse straining day care. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Last week's stopgap budget may mean 77,000 state workers are again getting paid, but child care center directors across the region say the budget impasse has left them scrambling to stay open without the state subsidies they are due.

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spread the wealth

Pittsburgh, PA

#1 Aug 11, 2009
''It's a risk,'' said Carbon County Commissioner William J. O'Gurek,''but it would be a disaster to have working parents staying home from work because they can't pay for child care. That's a strain this economy does not need.''

working parents taking responsibility for their children? we can't have that, after all it's the responsibility of the taxpayer to care for these children. NOT!
Forks Gal

Saylorsburg, PA

#2 Aug 11, 2009
So, because the state can't get their act together, individuals and municipalities are stuck paying interest on money that should be automatic?

But the state reps and senators are making sure their pay checks are continuing...

Sweet.
steeler fan

Newtown Square, PA

#3 Aug 11, 2009
where is the article on mcall about the mayor of atown and tony phillips having a debate,,it is in wfmz....
Gary

Schnecksville, PA

#4 Aug 11, 2009
The state is paying for peoples day care? This is unbelievable, they underfund our schools which is a state responsibility, then use the money for day care?
Ubbelieveable1
The state budget needs to not be passed until all of these ridiculous programmed are stopped.
Somewhere along the line we joined the Communist camp.
serfs

Lehighton, PA

#5 Aug 11, 2009
It stinks to rely on the government.
Gary

Schnecksville, PA

#6 Aug 11, 2009
Forks Gal wrote:
So, because the state can't get their act together, individuals and municipalities are stuck paying interest on money that should be automatic?
But the state reps and senators are making sure their pay checks are continuing...
Sweet.
Are you nuts??? The money shouldn't even exist!
Allison

Bethlehem, PA

#7 Aug 11, 2009
Spread the wealth- Not all parents have the ability to take time off work to be a stay at home parent, especially the people who are state-subsidized. That doesn't mean they care any less about their child or don't want to take responsibility. In fact, they are taking more responsibility by going to work and working hard, while ensuring that their child is receiving quality education.
Noooo

Glenolden, PA

#8 Aug 11, 2009
Gary wrote:
The state is paying for peoples day care? This is unbelievable, they underfund our schools which is a state responsibility, then use the money for day care?
Ubbelieveable1
The state budget needs to not be passed until all of these ridiculous programmed are stopped.
Somewhere along the line we joined the Communist camp.
Democrats and Liberals camp.
Um no

Florham Park, NJ

#9 Aug 11, 2009
I wish someone was helping pay for MY daycare expense. Redistribution of wealth.
serfs

Lehighton, PA

#10 Aug 11, 2009
Allison wrote:
Spread the wealth- Not all parents have the ability to take time off work to be a stay at home parent, especially the people who are state-subsidized. That doesn't mean they care any less about their child or don't want to take responsibility. In fact, they are taking more responsibility by going to work and working hard, while ensuring that their child is receiving quality education.
Or they could live within their means, stay home and take care of their own kids and not rely on the government.
Mrs B

Reading, PA

#11 Aug 11, 2009
serfs wrote:
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Or they could live within their means, stay home and take care of their own kids and not rely on the government.
Ah, but that would mean the government would have no control over the kiddies ;)
Drew

Whitehall, PA

#12 Aug 11, 2009
The answer is simple. If you can't afford daycare, stay home and take care of your kid. If you can't afford to stay home with a kid, don't have one!
Palmer

Whitehall, PA

#13 Aug 11, 2009
Drew wrote:
The answer is simple. If you can't afford daycare, stay home and take care of your kid. If you can't afford to stay home with a kid, don't have one!
Those with children in subsidized daycare are almost exclusively single mothers. So who supports them if they stay home to take care of their children? That's right, the taxpayers. Wouldn't you rather see them working, bettering themselves, and providing an example for their children, rather than staying home and living on government support?
Drew

Whitehall, PA

#14 Aug 11, 2009
Palmer wrote:
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Those with children in subsidized daycare are almost exclusively single mothers. So who supports them if they stay home to take care of their children? That's right, the taxpayers. Wouldn't you rather see them working, bettering themselves, and providing an example for their children, rather than staying home and living on government support?
Well then they better find daddy to pony up the dough for daycare then. Nevertheless, why is it my responsibility to subsidize those who are not responsible?
RonMania

Washington, DC

#15 Aug 11, 2009
Right ON DREW!!
Kate

United States

#16 Aug 11, 2009
Um no wrote:
I wish someone was helping pay for MY daycare expense. Redistribution of wealth.
Ya...no one helped me pay mine either...thank god that is over! Oh...and for those of you that say I should have been a stay home mom? We'll I had to work...if I didn't I would collecting from the gov't and then you would be in an uproar over that!
Kate

United States

#17 Aug 11, 2009
serfs wrote:
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Or they could live within their means, stay home and take care of their own kids and not rely on the government.
I had to work...and I paid my child care...until you walk in other shoes, don't shoot off your mouth.
jsg

Bethlehem, PA

#18 Aug 11, 2009
Drew wrote:
The answer is simple. If you can't afford daycare, stay home and take care of your kid. If you can't afford to stay home with a kid, don't have one!
AMEN!! I am SO sick of people whining about not being able to afford what they need for their kids. Here is a bright idea, THEN DON'T HAVE THEM. We only had one child because we knew we could give him what he needed and take care of him without ANY help from the government. Why in the HeLL should other people pay for your children. I don't know why I complain, it will never change. People just think they come into this world entitled!
jsg

Bethlehem, PA

#19 Aug 11, 2009
Palmer wrote:
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Those with children in subsidized daycare are almost exclusively single mothers. So who supports them if they stay home to take care of their children? That's right, the taxpayers. Wouldn't you rather see them working, bettering themselves, and providing an example for their children, rather than staying home and living on government support?
Don't have kids if you can't take care of them!
If you are single, there is a thing called birth control. If you are divorced with a child you take what the court awards you from your ex because they always hose the man. Move in with family or move somewhere you can AFFORD and get a job to pay the rest~ Why the hell should the rest of us pay your bills? Did we make you spread your legs and not use birth control? Uh NO!
jsg

Bethlehem, PA

#20 Aug 11, 2009
Kate wrote:
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I had to work...and I paid my child care...until you walk in other shoes, don't shoot off your mouth.
Uh dope, then your are not who we are talking about. Can you comprehend what you read?????

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