The State taking childcare assistance away!!!

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Jonathan

Campbellsville, KY

#1 Feb 4, 2013
It has been brought to my attention that the State will be taking away childcare assistance. I received this email from the 3c's:

The issue with the Governor's email has been corrected. All emails were bounced back to senders asking that they enter the email into a web form on the Governor's website. We've linked our mailing system to the Governor's web form to ensure that won't happen again. Even if you submitted an email on the Governor's website please submit again. There are more details in this email that the Governor needs to see.

Yesterday the Cabinet of Health and Human Services announced deep cuts in child care assistance which would take effect in April. Everyone knows parents with young children need child care in order to work. Kentucky's economy is weak enough. Now is not the time to make it more difficult for parents to get and keep a job!
•Effective April 1, 2013 the state will not accept new applications from low income working families seeking assistance.
•Effective July 1, 2013 income eligibility for current participants will be dramatically reduced -- in fact, families would have to live below the poverty line to receive assistance (i.e, low wage workers would no longer receive assistance).

This can not happen if this does it will put parents out of work, they would not be able to afford to pay for childcare. If this happens daycares will be forced to close all across the state putting thousands more out of a job. What is this state thinking? If this happens the unemployment rate will double at the least. If you want to know of ways for you to sign a petition please leave your email and I will help. We can not sit and watch this take place, it is time to exercise our first amendment. Thank you.
Working

United States

#3 Feb 5, 2013
I am a working mother and my husband also works and daycare is extremely expensive! So yeah, it will put people out of jobs and probably put them into poverty. So much for caring and helping, it's also not a handout when there's a co-pay and we pay taxes too so it doesn't just come out of your checks which also go to those rotting in jail. Just saying...people like that are disgusting at least we are TRYING to make a life while this place keeps screwing us not all of us can afford to go to college for 30,000 dollars a year just to get one simple degree.
Mandy

Radcliff, KY

#4 Feb 5, 2013
None wrote:
Be financially secure before you decide to have kids. Don't make society pay for your mistakes.
If people are working then they are paying for the child care as they pay taxes. At least some people work instead of just laying around drawing welfare. Plus people do lose good jobs due to down sizing & might have to take one that pays a lot less. Don't judge people you don't know or their circumstances. It could be you one day that needs a little help.
abc

Elizabethtown, KY

#6 Feb 5, 2013
None wrote:
I didn't have kids until I had the money to buy them a car on their 16th birthday and put them through college.
Good for you! Do you want a cookie? Shut the hell up.

“Turn your ****ing brain on”

Since: Feb 11

Elizabethtown, KY

#7 Feb 5, 2013
None wrote:
Be financially secure before you decide to have kids. Don't make society pay for your mistakes.
Society has to pay for the mistake of your parents. We'd be a lot better off without K Hunts like you.

“Turn your ****ing brain on”

Since: Feb 11

Elizabethtown, KY

#8 Feb 5, 2013
None wrote:
I didn't have kids until I had the money to buy them a car on their 16th birthday and put them through college.
That's because the only time you could get laid was when you had a lot of money.
The Point

Elizabethtown, KY

#9 Feb 5, 2013
Jonathan wrote:
If you want to know of ways for you to sign a petition please leave your email and I will help. We can not sit and watch this take place, it is time to exercise our first amendment. Thank you.
Sign a petition? You protect these programs by electing officials who care about them (not by signing petitions). Our State Reps, Jimmie Lee and Dennis Parrett, are already vocal opponents of these cuts. But part of the problem is reduced funding at the Federal level, so stop sending people like Rand, Mitch and Brett to Washington if you don't like the decisions they make. Your constitutional right to VOTE is what matters, not your first amendment right to bitch about what has already been decided because you were too lazy to care until affected you personally.
The truth

Louisville, KY

#11 Feb 5, 2013
Real income hasn't raised in years. You people need to do some research on the inequity of wealth in America. Alot of people alive wouldn't be here if they thought they couldn't afford a child. The poor do pay taxes also ,especially here in Kentucky.
The Point

Elizabethtown, KY

#12 Feb 5, 2013
The truth wrote:
The poor do pay taxes also ,especially here in Kentucky.
Which makes no sense because KY pays more in assistance to its citizens than it receives in tax revenue...taxing poor people to turn around and give it back to them. Why? Because we're a welfare state that relies on the tax money of those "Yankee" states we hate so much to keep us operating. All factories built here receive tax credits so they pay nothing in taxes, then they pay their employees so little that those families have to rely on Federal government assistance to survive. Then, amazingly, we turn around and elect politicians who campaign to cut the Federal taxes and assistance that the state depends on! The ignorance is breathtaking.
Mandy

Elizabethtown, KY

#13 Feb 5, 2013
None wrote:
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My parents made a mistake by teaching me to be financially responsible? You are a f_cking idiot.
So would you gave gotten rid of your kid of you had lost all your money? Wouldn't that have been the responsible thing to do? You don't know anyone's situation so stop being so judgemental.

“Turn your ****ing brain on”

Since: Feb 11

Elizabethtown, KY

#15 Feb 5, 2013
None wrote:
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My parents made a mistake by teaching me to be financially responsible? You are a f_cking idiot.
No, your parents did a good job if they taught you how to be financially responsible. They did good on that if it was them who gave you those lessons.

They failed on the part of you being a judgmental k hunt. It may not be their fault though. They could have given you the right lessons, but it doesn't mean you listened to them.

If you are a big financial success then good on you. But it doesn't give you the right to be a k hunt about it.

“Turn your ****ing brain on”

Since: Feb 11

Elizabethtown, KY

#16 Feb 5, 2013
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I wouldn't lose my money. I was already making $28/hr before I even had a college degree.
So that's probably why you're such a k hunt. You just think you're so awesome you can make judgments on those you deem beneath you. It even makes you feel better.

Well **** you. You don't know what's around the corner. What if you're wife died, you didn't cope with woke under your grief and you needed help. Shouldn't their be assistance for you? I think so, even though you're a k hunt.

I know your reply will be that you're so strong your immune from any of life's downfalls. But that type of arrogance is likely to earn you a baseball bat to the head. But I guess you're so awesome you'd overcome brain injuries you're so special.

Just go and blow yourself and STFU.

“Turn your ****ing brain on”

Since: Feb 11

Elizabethtown, KY

#18 Feb 5, 2013
None wrote:
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I actually had a child that died from a rare birth defect. I didn't ask for assistance nor did I want it. I did what anyone would do that is in control of their emotions and didn't allow the situation to ruin my life or my family's.
And if you're strong enough to overcome that then you are exceptionally strong indeed. But not many people have anywhere near that degree of strength. Most people would be close to being broken by that.

But if you're so strong, why do you need to be a prick to the people who clearly aren't as strong as you? You're claiming to be super strong, smart and wealthy. Surely the tiny proportion of taxes you pay that goes to help the less well off is meaningless to you? You can overcome that small burden easily. So do it. Stop being a k hunt.
Working

United States

#19 Feb 5, 2013
I also want to say THANK YOU to Jonathan for his cause! A lot of people (about 90% of those working) have 3 or 4 cs whatever it is called now!
Mandy

Radcliff, KY

#20 Feb 6, 2013
None wrote:
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I wouldn't lose my money. I was already making $28/hr before I even had a college degree.
So you can see into the future too? Good for you. What kind of job did you have making $28 an hour? You never know what the future has in store for you. You could get hurt & end up losing your job & everything to pay your medical bills. Jobs are not that easy to get right now. Just stop judging people you don't know. I'd much rather my tax dollars go to help pay for child care for a family that is working & trying to get ahead than for it to go to some who don't even try to work.
believe a cracker

Campbellsville, KY

#21 Feb 6, 2013
The Point wrote:
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Which makes no sense because KY pays more in assistance to its citizens than it receives in tax revenue...taxing poor people to turn around and give it back to them. Why? Because we're a welfare state that relies on the tax money of those "Yankee" states we hate so much to keep us operating. All factories built here receive tax credits so they pay nothing in taxes, then they pay their employees so little that those families have to rely on Federal government assistance to survive. Then, amazingly, we turn around and elect politicians who campaign to cut the Federal taxes and assistance that the state depends on! The ignorance is breathtaking.
how do we rely on "yankee" states that also have a budget shortfall? unless you are calling texas a yankee state? do you make this shit up?
The Point

Elizabethtown, KY

#22 Feb 6, 2013
believe a cracker wrote:
<quoted text>how do we rely on "yankee" states that also have a budget shortfall? unless you are calling texas a yankee state? do you make this shit up?
Read a little and you'll see that I'm not making it up. As an added bonus, it might help your writing skills a little.
Hmm

Vine Grove, KY

#23 Feb 6, 2013
The Point wrote:
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Read a little and you'll see that I'm not making it up. As an added bonus, it might help your writing skills a little.
Can anyone say "Pompous"
The Point

Elizabethtown, KY

#25 Feb 6, 2013
None wrote:
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I could get hurt yes but unless the economy completely collapses I will never be poor. You say that jobs are not easy to get because you do not have the adaptive skills needed to land any job that you desire. I have been working since I was 14 and have never been unemployed and never been turned down for a job. Also by not having children before I was financially secure I enabled myself to get a master's degree without being a statistic and dropping out due to being overwhelmed by family. I already make money on the side with skills learned while getting my degree so even if I were to be unemployed then I would just do freelance software writing full time.
Nah, I could get an Indian or Eastern European to write my software for half your salary and a third of your attitude.
Mandy

Elizabethtown, KY

#26 Feb 6, 2013
Again you can't predict the future & say you or someone in your family won't need assistance.

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