OF COURSE women care about the economy! We make up half of the population and are concerned about the national debt, social security, being internationally competitive, etc. We are a two-working-parent family with two kids. We have good months and we have tight months but we’re always able to pay our bills, save and cover emergency expenses. I am primarily responsible for managing our family finances, but most decisions are family decisions. Daycare is expensive but we were able to choose to have that expense. We are where we are as a family, economically, because of supports and opportunities afforded us, and we have the luxury of choice. Economic plans and policies should support the ability to have and make choices, not limit them. Also, social issues are economic issues: healthcare is the biggest. For example, not being able to afford health care can result in illness that could bankrupt a family. Giving tax breaks to ‘job creators’ is absurd unless there is proof they’re actually creating jobs.
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