Monday, April 16, 2012
Thanks For Being There for Moms!
Saw this today, and couldn't agree more.
"Hello, Mittens. Future mom here (t-minus 2 months and counting). I'm so glad to hear that you're so supportive of motherhood! So, I'm sure that when I go to your website, I will find the following as part of your platform:
--Guaranteed parental leave of 6+ months at 100% pay for all currently-working expectant mothers. After all, as you say: staying at home with kids is work!
--Heavily subsidized quality childcare so that mothers truly have a choice of whether or not to stay at home, rather than a faux-choice of what costs the family more: the loss of one income or $300/week daycare.
--The highest standards of prenatal care available to all expectant mothers, regardless of income or insurance status.
--A policy supportive of reproductive choice so that all children are wanted children.
--Excellence in public education so that moms can rest assured that when their children reach school age, they will be in good hands.
--Keeping good jobs here in the US so that families can survive on a single income if one parent wants to stay home.
Thanks, Mitt! I just know you'll be fighting for me!"
And as you can see from the family photo, The Romneys, They Live Just Like Us!