Published Dec. 2, 2023
I am the proud grandmother of two. But if America invested in its children, I would probably have eight by now.
These future citizens would contribute to my needed Social Security program. Instead, they chose to limit the size of their families, if having children at all, because America doesn’t really care about them. The costs of medical insurance, child care and the need for parents to save for retirement makes children a luxury for many.
Women who work at least two jobs and are homemakers are leaving the workforce primarily because of the lack of safe, affordable child care. Recent studies have shown that this places a significant financial burden on Florida’s economy with the need for these workers. The Legislature must take up this serious issue affecting our economy and our families.
Sheila Jaffe, Boca Raton