What’s more important to America’s future — parents who earn a few dollars more, or parents who actually raise their kids themselves?
Most Americans would probably answer the latter, but President Barack Obama does not agree.
Speaking at another campaign rally Friday, the president attacked the choice to stay at home and raise children.
Obama was speaking before another college audience when he assailed parents.
“Moms and dads deserve a great place to drop their kids off every day that doesn’t cost them an arm and a leg,” Obama said, stressing the need for public pre-schools. This sentiment is in line with Obama’s “Preschool for all Initiative.”
“In many states, sending your child to daycare costs more than sending them to a public university. True?
“And too often, parents have no choice but to put their kids in cheaper daycare, that maybe doesn’t have the kinds of programming that makes a big difference in a child’s development. And then sometime their just may not be any slots or the best programs may be too far away.
“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. That’s not a choice we want Americans to make.”
That’s an appalling thing for any president to say, and especially before an audience of college students whose family years are in their future. The President of the United States has just said, in no uncertain terms, that being a stay-at-home mom is a waste of your life. Money is more important than children.