Monday Moaning: Home Economics!
Now I did not see this coming as I intended to do a small post about what kind of economics we have created. How twisted and crazy the set minimum has changed. So it turns out some of the biggest leaders in different sectors have been evading taxes.
At the same time I will have to apologize for the upcoming text as it might suggest that women should stay home. Not to mention that the situation I will be talking about has been created by men.
I might have taken the title to talk about the economics at home. Families with children and how the economics created around it is as alost to direct women back to their chores at home. Carefully treading here to say that we have created this environment and society. A community that has been walking on thin and slippery ice. Let me move on.
Talking about the stay at home mum. Or dad these days. Though it can’t be done for some reason. It is due to lack of money none of the parents can permit to stay at home. And if one does the poverty is just around the corner.
Listening to his statement you might be tilting your head sideways and ask what the hell I am talking about. How could it be that hard. Poverty only sets in when one of the parents doesn’t work.
Could it be that alone is enough to have lots of questions marks hovering over one’s head. Let me take you down memory lane. My own youth in some way and I think some of the 60’s and 70’s children would remember this as well.
There was a time, and it sound like the beginning of one of my stories.
There was a time where mums all over the country were able to stay at home and take care of their children. See I didn’t use must. And while the hubby was away the family was happy and pretty much able to get by. That time to, there was something called upper class and lower class but it was doable for those families with just a husband working hard.
Food was reasonably priced so families were able to get by when they had good smarts and I have to say a lot of families did compared to these days. It was a given and something like a remnants of the old days. Because more women in that time started working when there either were no children or they were old enough to stay at home alone. Other women relied on their eldest to take care of the smallest just for the little extras.
Nowadays when parents do have a career and kids one of which is most likely working to pay for day care or a babysitter. Because they do not want to throw away their growth opportunities within the company. After all it is all about making name for yourself and climb up the career ladder.
Will not say I is a bad thing just like to share a view of mine in what we have created in the past years.
If one has two salaries one would automatically think that the family is better of. But the truth is different.
One salary of minimum income –about a 1600 a month- pretty much goes to day care if the child is younger than 4 years old. Taking, that school starts at that age. In the end one still remains with a single salary to pay bills and buy food. On average a day care for a month is about 1000 cash and up. If it were only 3 days a week one still would have to put up around 600. Give or take.
And this is where the kicker starts. With a near 1600 a month one is pretty much hovering close to the limit that has been set for poverty. This is us the lower working class I am talking about.
How hard could it be to get by on might ask. Either a mum stays home and have the 1600 a month or both work and may have 3200 a month in the end alf is spend on daycare. Leaving with the same 1600. Not to mention that time management might also have you pay for after school activities.
This is the economic situation we have created. And then I am not even talking about some countries how have benefits for the lower class.
It should not be the case that a family of two working parents are still struggling or only just getting by like we did 40 years ago. Other factors also say that food has gotten more expensive. And the latest of economic disasters did not help at all. Again due to that the job market also crashed.
Troubling working parents all over the country, where they need that extra bit of cash.
Clearly this is what has been created by us men. As the economics regiment is a majority of men though I think a mum can handle money way better.
Our greed for more money may have created a response or wave across the financial world that is stopping our growth and not help us te best way possible. While we earn more we can spend more, bu companies will just use that as an excuse to make things more expensive.
Rent and mortgages have become to high, Food that is only getting more expensive.
Now let us really get freaky.
One would almost think we are better off not have any kids. And a good theorist or conspiracies believer would suggest that it is a way by the government to have less so we do not overpopulate the world or just the country.
Is our world purely revolving around making money. Leaving those who want to raise a family behind and burn the bridge to the other side.
One can say many things. I think it remarkable how we have changed so little over the years. We do as I we want women to have a career but at the same time we make it damn hard for them to even make a living. The masks of society and our community aren’t showing any cracks as we just carry one believing it is for the best.
Though I think we need to change more. If it is what we believe then women should not work for day care alone. They should be able to also have a family on the same terms as men. No way should we force women who want a career to stay without child or family. Because if we ask men how they would do it, their response is they have women for that.
I know this is just a rambling of a crazy Crow. But my parents may have struggled with just one salary. I ended up having a good live knowing what it means to have a little less than others. These days I see parents with two salaries struggling even more. And a single salary family heading over to the food banks so they can have a little it to give to their children.
Times have changed and arguable whether it has been for the better?
Let me know what you think of our situation.