Apparently one of the parties in Washington has decided to add to it's "war on the wealthy," a "war on stay at home moms." Now I've watched the dealings in Washington for the better part of four decades and it seems to me that the safest place to be is in their sights. Whenever they wage a war on something it seems to prosper, for example, the war on poverty, the war on illiteracy, and countless other wars they have waged on social issues.
Given the two examples that they are currently focused upon, I've found they have some similar characteristics. Wealthy individuals represent people with choices. They have the resources to open up options in their life. It's very similar to the definition of freedom, as they are not confined by income limitations. You see the more disposable income one has the less restricted their ability to do as they please, ergo they are a freer people who enjoy more liberty.
Now the "stay at home mom," also is exercising options. They are choosing to spend their time influencing their children by being available for them 24/7. Working moms don't have that option, they are constrained by what their employer will allow when it comes time to influence their children. They are forced to concede the influential growth years to someone who has the time to spend with their brood. Ergo "stay at home moms,' have more options and are a freer people enjoying more liberty.
It's interesting that political figures are taking this position. Why would someone in this great nation want to limit your options? What drives anyone to take anything from someone by the force of government? What kind of individual belittles a mother who chooses to spend her time being a 24/7 influence in her children's life? I think it's high time we reevaluate the people we raise to positions of power and what their agenda is. What kind of principles do they believe in? It's starting to sound like when the curtain is pulled back and the real truth is exposed, their values are not in line with what America was founded on. Who attacks motherhood as an idle endeavor? Who places restriction on success? Who believes that people of means sit on the couch and eat bon-bons all day long?
People who don't understand how wealth is created. People who have a view that their is only so much success to pass out. People who want to have control over your choices.