No, probably not a popular opinion..but..I'm used to that lol.
Here it is...
Some of you may not realise that Ontario is on the cusp of a Provincial election wherein will be elected a party and premier. One of the 'hot issues' is that of daycare and this is where I get my dander up. Folks nowadays seem to think that the government (and that's us folks....our wallets) should subsidize the cost of raising their children. Now, when we were raising our child and countless other Ontarians were doing the same thing, no one offered to subsidize, or indeed pay entirely, for our day care..the baby bonus was $10 a month and we had to claim it on our income tax report and if we had a child with special health needs no one offered to pay for that. If you had a child you were expected to support it.
So here's my message to today's parents and would be parents. Children are expensive. When you are considering if you can afford to have a child and how many children you could afford remember it's not just food, clothing, medical and educational expenses you need to consider. There are many hidden expenses concealed within that squirmy, delightful little bundle you are considering and you had best be prepared to pay for those expenses yourself.
I am in favour of abolishing the 'baby bonus, the subsidizing of day care and the free medical attention for people with children with various conditions. I am favour of people putting some thought into their life plans and making sure they are prepared for what is to come when they have children.
As I said.....probably not a popular opinion but one guaranteed to get people talking anyway.