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.The Weekly Standard posted the following video:
Snopes claimed that Mr. Obama did not say women should not stay home with their children with a long explanation "explaining the context" of his remarks.
his view wasn't one that "slammed"I have found Snopes in the past to be very helpful in sorting out fact from fiction. After this I will remember that they have a political agenda. Actually, Snopes, you have reworked the facts here. He did not say that women should have more choice in deciding how to balance their economic and family lives. You are deciding that's what he meant to say. But the President of the United States is responsible for his actual words. He said "that" (staying home with one's children) is not a choice we want Americans to make. Snopes has just lost all credibility in my book. It's on video. We know what he said. We don't need you to tell us what he meant and then claim that our quoting his actual words is somehow false.
stay-at-homemoms and stated "we" don't want anyone to choose to be a stay-at-homemom; rather, the choice to which he referred was for women to fairly have the option of deciding whether to remain in the workforce or to stay at home with their children, without (in the latter case) having to lose their place on the employment ladder and thus be relegated to earning lower wages for the rest of their working lives. In short, President Obama did not "slam" stay-at-homemoms; he instead argued current policies affecting mothers are unfair and should be changed to allow, among other things, expanded maternity leave and affordable daycare and preschool options to ensure women have more choice in deciding how to balance their economic and family lives. Read more at http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/sahm.asp#6hJVZcLDJ0uttM04.99
In response to the president one is, first of all, tempted to ask who is this "we?' You, Mr. President, and your far left supporters?
And why is that not a choice you want women to make? Why? Because it doesn't fit the feminist playbook?
Is it that you buy the feminist lie that a woman is somehow less of a person for staying home to love and care for her own children?
Or perhaps you buy the feminist lie that a mother's needs and desires should never be sacrificed for the sake of her children?
Or perhaps it's the horrible lie that work is only valuable if it earns a paycheck!
You owe an apology, Mr. President, to the over 10 million mothers who have chosen to stay home with their children. You need to apologize for insulting their life choice and for presuming to know what is best for a mother. You need to apologize for dissing their decision to put their children's welfare above finances. A woman has a right to choose what is best for her children and her family. You have no right to assume you know better.