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As more women run for office,
child care remains a hurdle

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Posted By: voxpopuli, 1/1/2020 5:07:15 PM

When Kimberly Dudik ran for her fourth term in the Montana House, state officials told her she could not use campaign money to pay for child care for her four young children. She is now running for attorney general and is trying to visit a big chunk of the sprawling state, spending hours on the road. That means she needs even more help picking up her kids at school and day care when she's away and her husband has a late night at the office. (snip) Only six states have laws specifically allowing campaign money to be used for child care.


amazing.. i thought i'd NEVER see an article written that affects NO ONE of any import.. and THIS pops up.. does someone have a tiny violin we could play? lemme guess.. 95% of these "victims" are demonrats...

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Reply 1 - Posted by: JediJerry 1/1/2020 5:30:56 PM (No. 276108)
Why is it now all of a sudden a problem? Is this new challenge that mom and dad face because mom wants to run for office a problem only solvable by taxpayer funded child care rights?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: HoodieJohnCrow 1/1/2020 5:33:17 PM (No. 276109)
"That means she needs even more help picking up her kids at school and day care..." I seems as if this couple needs to decide what is more important: raising their children or political opportunism. Choose wisely, Mrs. Democrat representative. Good grief.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: dbdiva 1/1/2020 6:02:26 PM (No. 276116)
At least she didn't abort any of her children so I'll give her points for that. Very few women can "have it all"; hard choices are necessary a lot of the time. When small children are involved they should be the first consideration. Kimberly's donors may not be too happy knowing thst she wants to utilize their donations to pay for childcare especially. if they are having a hard time paying for their own childcare..
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Reply 4 - Posted by: stablemoney 1/1/2020 6:04:50 PM (No. 276117)
AP shilling for the left's childcare proposals. How much more can we do after all that has been done by Ivanka?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: jalo1951 1/1/2020 6:06:48 PM (No. 276118)
Your kids, your responsibility. No matter what ticket you are on.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rotten in Denmark 1/1/2020 6:27:38 PM (No. 276123)
Not my problem, sorry, try getting by on what most of us have to with few to help. Family first honey.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk 1/1/2020 6:46:15 PM (No. 276124)
One has to wonder how Pete Buttigieg for the dRATS infanticide party has solved this nagging problem and then have them use him as their role model.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: RuckusTom 1/1/2020 7:18:49 PM (No. 276130)
Sniff. I've got tears in my eyes.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: JL80863 1/1/2020 7:23:52 PM (No. 276132)
I agree with OP. The article doesn't identify which is a dead give away. Life is about choices. Why should taxpayers subsidize her political asperations.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: lakerman1 1/1/2020 7:24:01 PM (No. 276133)
#3, we don't know that.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: john56 1/1/2020 7:46:52 PM (No. 276135)
Well, wait a minute. If mom works at the local grocery store or at the law office, she (and her spouse) are responsible for their child care. Yes, some employers are "thoughtful" enough to provide such care at free or reduced cost, but it's not required by law (yet). There are programs that are available to all for child care credits off taxes and the use of pre-tax dollars to pay for child care. Why should a Montana legislator or Attorney General or anyone else seeking political office expect something that the rest of the shlubs in the state have to pay for? Oops. Silly me.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Italiano 1/1/2020 7:50:22 PM (No. 276137)
Anything that keeps Democrat women out of politics is fine with me.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: nwcudagal 1/1/2020 8:24:13 PM (No. 276143)
Wow, if you don't want responsibility, don't have kids. This is so wrong. Campaign money for child care? We are stooges. How do we fix this?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: TXknitter 1/1/2020 8:36:15 PM (No. 276147)
See here is the problem. Ladies, if you want to “have it all,” please do not expect taxpayers to foot your bills for them. This lady did not consider this when she ran for office?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: earlybird 1/1/2020 9:38:27 PM (No. 276163)
Many of us did not pursue many careers that we might have because we had young children who were our priority. Thus, unless there was a financial need, we stayed at home with the children. Sometimes loving grandmas helped when there was need… otherwise we waited or passed entirely.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Nimby 1/1/2020 9:48:53 PM (No. 276165)
Take a look at successful women in high powered jobs! They didn’t complain about child care at tax payers expense. Suck it up you worthless Congress critters!! You are not the only women with children, you worthless maroons!!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: tsquare 1/1/2020 10:45:26 PM (No. 276174)
I submit that the parental duty to care for a child is a higher calling...a mandate...than “running” for office. This means that those who are single parents, and one member of dual parent households, should not pursue the opportunity to serve the public until the primal duty to a child or children is completed
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Reply 18 - Posted by: AlpineLace 1/1/2020 10:51:46 PM (No. 276176)
Revalation ladies - you really cannot have it all, all of the time. It is not the responsibility of anyone else to take on your job so your can go off and take on another job.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Trigger2 1/2/2020 12:42:45 AM (No. 276211)
If these women are demonrats, why didn't they follow the party's communist rule of aborting all their kids? Hypocrites much? By the way, who wants to send campaign money to someone to be used for baby-sitting? If you can't afford it with your own money, then don't run for office.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: LaVallette 1/2/2020 2:56:27 AM (No. 276232)
Why are purportedly most educated ever modern progressive women so dumb as to continue to cling to the feminist fraud that they can have it ALL at the same time without sacrificing something about one or the other? .
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Reply 21 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 1/2/2020 7:01:29 AM (No. 276263)
Tiny violins. All I hear is tiny violins.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Strike3 1/2/2020 9:50:57 AM (No. 276374)
You accept that burden when you decide to become a mother. What does the baby daddy do with his time? A fourth term indicates that one has been playing this game for a while, hasn't she learned anything except how to get the taxpayers to finance her life?
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