“..It can be hard to remember a mere six months ago – but that was when we were talking about the hard work mothers perform in the home – and how valuable it is.
A recap: Democratic surrogate Hilary Rosen said that Ann Romney – who is a stay-at-home mother – has never worked a day in her life.
In the blink of an eye both sides jumped on the moment to declare their undying fealty to mothers -
- and their awe at the hard work women perform in the home.
Romney even went so far as to say that Ann’s job was “harder” and “more important” than his own – be it running the state of Massachusetts – or the Olympics.
(Although he never explained why he didn’t simply trade places with her.)
Someone watching this debate couldn’t be blamed for coming away with the impression that this country has put motherhood on a gold-plated pedestal.
But it turns out that pedestal is contingent on certain factors —
- class being chief among them.
A Pennsylvania House bill proposed last week sought to limit the amount of TANF assistance — formally known as welfare support — that low-income women receive -
- based on how many children they give birth to while covered.
In other words: the more children a woman on welfare has – the fewer benefits she receives…”
(ed:..gee..!..just what bennett/this govt is doing..eh..?
..dealing to poor-mothers..
..and any ideas of the virtues/worth of motherhood be damned..!
..the children of the poor must spend their school holidays in holding pens..
..while their mothers do ‘real work’..
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