Just a guess here, but I think the link to *hitting* one income/2 parent families is the way its taxed out. A family income of say, $40,000 is taxed higher on a one income family than it is for a 2 income family. For instance, if dh made $40,000 a year and I samp, than we would be bumped into the next tax bracket b/c we make *so* much. But, if we each made $20,000 we would be considered in the lower tax bracket, even though we still have the same mortgage, amount of kids, etc.
Being 2 income, we would also be able to deduct child care expenses - but then being 1 income, we wouldnt have to pay childcare either. So technically, those cancel each other out.
Therefore, I guess thats where I would see a link. Sorta.
I think affordable and safe daycare is a wonderful idea. I'd like to see some daycares with more flexible hours as well. Not just m-f 9-5.
I used to be very angry at the childcare initiative, I see now it doesnt have to be either/or. Lets fight together, right?
I'll fight for better/affordable daycare with you and you fight for better taxing with me.
Wow, a pp said what a force that would be......sooooo true.......