Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Users to pay for rugrat babysitting service

The parents of tens of thousands of preschoolers can expect to start paying more for early childhood care next year - in some cases up to $80 a week for each child

The long announced government users pays policy for the currently free and over-qualified babysitting service is about to kick in. All the usual suspects are screaming 'woe is me, what about the children?'

I say well overdue and long may similar actions continue. It was a rort from day one.
The inequalities created amongst parents who could afford to pay and those who couldn't was another major concern

If you want to breed and subsequently are required to work to continue your lifestyle, be prepared to pay. If you need to work and also look after your brats, do not expect me, a long suffering taxpayer, to fund your babysitting arrangements. You might call it childcare, I call it a babysitter.

A step in the right direction. Next hit, Working for Welfare.


Anonymous said...

Agree totally. Also any child support benefits should be limited to 3 children only. If you want any more children, you pay for that privilege and dont expect the taxpayer to pick up the tab.

Anonymous said...

Heatless! Heartless! These children will be helping to pay for your retirement in the future, so don't be so mean. Do you know how much it costs to raise children? Where is your heart is this? These are the taxpayers of the children and childcare centres are not just babysitters, they teach as well.

Oswald Bastable said...


CB said...

Agreed PM.

I cannot believe the left support this. Last week I saw a daycare centre for sale in the Harold for $2M. It stated that the profit to owner was $600K per annum.
This profit is mostly made up of taxpayers dollars. If the govt was propping up any other business to this extent, the looney left would go wild.

If you want children, pay for them out of your own pockets, not mine.

PM of NZ said...

Anon 1856,

I am well aware of the costs involved having been there done that. Bottom line, if you can't afford them, don't have them.

PM of NZ said...

Damned right Os. It time the free lunches were terminated forthwith.

Especially when we borrow $250M a month in our race to be the Ireland or the Greece of the South Pacific.

Heartless and Horny said...

I've got 2 nippers, and I agree absolutely - if you can't afford them, don't have them.
OTOH, welfare mothers make better lovers (thanks for the tip Mr Young).
Which was just great in my youth, but now I'd rather they went on the game.

Anonymous said...

If people didn't have children because they couldn't afford them, then half the population would not exist. John Key was raised in a poor family and so was David Lange. Don't be so mean spirited. The children of today are the winners/leaders/earners of tomorrow.