Re: "Don't make me pay for your child's daycare," the Now letters, Feb. 19.
Thank you for printing this letter. Too often, papers print one-sided letters and the average taxpayer is forgotten. Our family's taxes already pay for low-income families (that qualify) for a $35-a-day subsidy per child for daycare. Sure, it would be great if childcare was subsidized but what seems to not be mentioned is the money comes from us, the taxpayer. Nothing is free.
Childcare is expensive. My choice was to stay home, raise our children and live off my husband's salary. It is not easy, but we live within our means. I love being a stay-at-home mom and I realize not everyone can do what I do, but that's my job - to raise my children. It's not my job to pay for you to have someone else watch yours.
Kris Winter, Delta