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Published On: Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014

President Obama says stay at home moms ‘not a choice we want Americans to make’

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While President Barack Obama was giving a campaign and fundraising speech in Rhode Island, he appears to have insulted stay-at-home moms across America, saying that women who “stay home with the kids” have made a choice that is “not a choice we want Americans to make.”

The President was pointing to expensive day care costs saying that “Sometimes, someone, usually mom, leaves the workplace to stay home with the kids, which then leaves her earning a lower wage for the rest of her life as a result. And that’s not a choice we want Americans to make,” Obama said.

“Moms and dads deserve a great place to drop their kids off every day that doesn’t cost them an arm and a leg,” Obama added.

“We need better child care, day care, early child education policies.”

Day care costs may be higher than sending your child to a state college, he pointed out, but the critics were already asking about the “stay at home” remark. Some of the remarks on Twitter via Bizpacreview:

 
@whpresscorps @KatiePavlich @conncarroll “That’s not a choice we want Americans to make.” WHO IS “WE.”

The Conservative Tribune had an even harsher message for the President: “Please note that Obama wasn’t saying that lower wages were the problem — the problem was for moms who decide to stay home with the kids. That’s the choice he’s attacking….Here’s a better idea: Obama minds his own business and we let moms and dads decide what’s best for their families. It’s NOT a federal issue. It’s a personal, private one. End of story.”

 

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