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Re: “The Council that Kicked the Hornets' Nest

You've got to be kidding me. NCJ, when are you going to do something to fix the comment section. This is rediculous. It degreades to namecalling and playground arguing far too often. It's not fun, productive, or intelligent. Also, it might be a good idea to have consistent contributors to the NCJ avoid entering into the back and forth banter and namecalling too. Seriously.
I've enjoyed the last couple months of the Journal and the coverage but the comment section really affects the image. It needs to be fixed and put in check. There are a lot of people like me who would love to get involved in it but not if its like this.

Posted by Just Passing By on 01/18/2011 at 11:48 AM

Re: “The Daycare Drought

This is my first ever post here on the NCJ. This issue drew me out. HUUFC, I can understand the temptation to be frustrated, but I won't go there myself. We pay over a thousand dollars out of our pocket every month for childcare, 100% of our childcare cost, a huge percentage of our take home pay. We live off $50 for groceries, just so you don't think we are wealthy or anything. The people who are taking their kids to childcare and getting subsidies, they are trying. There are some sitting on their butts at home milking your taxes but these ones aren't. They are trying to make it and are working at it, that's why their kids are in childcare. I don't regret the difference in what I pay and they pay one bit. And Christine, that's awesome if you decide not to have kids but anyone of those kids going to school off of your taxes or in childcare right now could be the nurse, or the CNA, or the mechanic that fixes you or your car in the future. Likely they are going to be the busser at your table or the one who cleans your work bathroom after you use it. They subsidize childcare and parenthood because our economy depends upon a working class. In the US everyone might have the opportunity to succeed which is great but everyone is born into a different place on the race track. Those whose parents went to college, or owned houses, or made lots of money are the most likely to do the same. Those whose parents struggled, often working hard, in the working class are likely to do the same. Childcare is one of the best ways to help give someone a little more level playing field in their start. The US has about 2% population growth. We had two kids, two awesome girls and they are going to be awesome citizens and taxpayers.

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Posted by Just Passing by: on 01/12/2011 at 11:05 AM

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