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Child care crisis in N.D.

February 24, 2013

Libby Claerbout, Minot I am thankful to the N.D....

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disgusted

Feb-24-13 6:50 AM

I do not believe that taxpayers need to be paying for your daycare. The state has made these over-reaching grueling regulations, but that is the problem. The regulations need to be changed so that more mom's will have a few kids in their homes. If you want large daycare centers, you pay for them. We raised our kids, we paid for our own kids, things were tight, but we didn't expect money from everybody else.

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WorriedAmerican

Feb-24-13 11:02 AM

We want these people to have their kids so we support anti-abortion bills. We do not want to support funding of day care facilities to take care of the living children while their working parents are contributing to the common good of the ND economy instead of the welfare roles? Why not just push all working families out of ND and let this state die!

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disgusted

Feb-24-13 11:35 AM

With abortion people would still demand taxpayers to assist with their babysitting. It is all part of the 'government must take care of my needs' immature mentality.

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disgusted

Feb-24-13 11:39 AM

btw, abortion is murder, it is not simply a cost saving measure. Your total lack of regard for life is slowly coming to the endstage life. Let's transfer the useless elderly to nursing homes and go right to hospice or pallative care. Stooping al medications would be a huge money-saving measures.

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WorriedAmerican

Feb-24-13 12:01 PM

You want growth and prosperity to keep Minot growing, however in order to do so, certain obligations need to be addressed. That obligation is more affordable day care centers for working families. The working families are paying for their own day care they just need access to day care centers. Why not support funding to create more jobs to open up more day care centers to help these families out? Keeps these families in the state and creates more jobs for people who want to take of these young children.

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disgusted

Feb-24-13 12:41 PM

The state should loosen the stringent regulations requiring the 'state' into homes of those who want to care for a few kinds in their homes. Then, it is up to the parent to decide who and where they want for child care.

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disgusted

Feb-24-13 3:39 PM

Stooping al medications would be a huge money-saving measures.

Correction: Stopping all medications would be a huge money saving measure.

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JackAaah

Feb-24-13 3:52 PM

I feel I must ask....how can the argument be made that we need more immigrants to this country to ensure it's future, while at the same time argue that it costs the nation if we don't allow for abortions to get rid of those future citizens?

I just get confused....as a budding liberal...

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disgusted

Feb-24-13 5:12 PM

truly, a conundrum, for sure. Maybe the veteran liberals can answer that for us.

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angeR69

Feb-24-13 9:01 PM

WA, more funding for what exactly? It really is Economics 101. The problem is one of supply and demand. In this case demand for daycare service is high, and labor is short supply. The natural result is high prices. So what do you do? You throw (taxpayer) money at the problem? This accomplishes nothing but reinforces high prices.

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NoBull

Feb-24-13 9:20 PM

I think we can't worry about the people from the time they're babies to the time they're old and on Social Security. We should just pick one or the other. Should we worry about the elderly? or Should we worry about the young?

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disgusted

Feb-24-13 9:41 PM

OR should we teach indenpendence,self-reliance,vs government dependency, thrift, and restraint in the "I want it all now mentality" with financial priorities.

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EarlyBird

Feb-25-13 8:43 AM

This is very simple, if you can't afford to pay babysitters stay home and babysit yourself. Why should I want to help anybody pay their personal expenses. I hope they raise the rates through the roof then all kids will have their own parent/s influencing and teaching them about life. I'm sure the good ol government will try to keep both parents paying income tax.

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WorriedAmerican

Feb-25-13 9:08 AM

EarlyBird they are paying for their own child care!!!! The problem is the shortage of child care centers!!!!

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WorriedAmerican

Feb-25-13 9:13 AM

Let me get this straight it is OK to accept farm subsidies to support the farmers. Oil subsidies to support the oil industry, but we couldn't provide a subsidy to support small business owner's to open up day care centers to help out our state family workers? I don't get the logic in this?

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EarlyBird

Feb-25-13 9:22 AM

God works in mysterious ways. If this is what it takes to get Moms and Dads back to raising their own kids I love it! I'm from the generation that was raised by their own parents and according to all statistics we are the generation that has done the best so far, maybe take lessons from history.

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EarlyBird

Feb-25-13 9:24 AM

Families used to accept less material values in trade for more Family values.

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EarlyBird

Feb-25-13 9:31 AM

These day care babies do not receive the same kind of love and nurturing as real home raised babies. I am willing to start helping with child rearing expenses when they are in the first grade and will continue until they graduate from HS. Soon there will be some crazies starting a welfare program asking us to pay for their kids college degrees too.

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WorriedAmerican

Feb-25-13 9:50 AM

EarlyBird those good old days are gone! It takes both parents working these days to make ends meet! Don't you think if that was an option they would take it?

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EarlyBird

Feb-25-13 9:58 AM

Worried, if their family was more important than money they would take the option to stay home and have a little less material stuff than some until they get their kids through school and out of the house.

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locomotive

Feb-25-13 10:16 AM

"It takes both parents working these days to make ends meet! Don't you think if that was an option they would take it?"

I too disagree 100%. Rats, nobody gets to sit on the couch, watch soaps and eat bonbons anymore, 'cuz the cost of living is too high, especially in NWND. But a family can live on one income if parents are willing to work hard, one outside the home and one inside.

And just think what the kids will be learning: "it's NOT all about me!"

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obertc

Feb-25-13 12:35 PM

If this bill gets passed, which I hope not, I'm afraid it will go the way of many other social net programs. Starts out for a supossed good deed, only years later to be massively abused. Unemployment, wefare, food stamps, and yes ... farm subsidies to name a few.

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locomotive

Feb-26-13 9:10 AM

How can a bird fly with only a leftwing?

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WorriedAmerican

Feb-26-13 10:18 AM

Not all working parents have those options lorexxx!!!

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EarlyBird

Feb-26-13 10:25 AM

H4C, hahaha thanks for the laugh!!

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