Child Care help should be extened to middle class workers

Currently child care costs are ranging from $120+ weekly per child, which is ridiculous when CA minium wage is at $6.75 per hour. It is getting where most single parents are working just to pay child care. True, the welfare reform of 1997 says that it will pay child care for parents that are currently receiving aid, but what about the single parents who are not on aid The government only pays child care costs to those who are receiving assistance, if one applies but has a full time job they are disqualified from the program, thus child care will not be paid. The State looks at the income by grossly and does not allow exemptions for daily living needs such as, rent or mortgage, food, utilities, insurance, etc. I plan on sending this petition to the governor by 6/1/05

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    Jessica Thomas, United States

    2 years ago State: Illinois
    Country: United States
    Comments: I am currently paying 1200 a month for child care. 1 child full time Monday thru Friday and 1 child after school only Monday thru Friday. After paying child care, I bring home $100 a week, basically pointless for me to even work, but to qualify for a new mortgage (and I am in need of a new house) I have to work. It is crazy that people can get all kinds of funding from the state (food, utilities, rent, childcare, health insurance) but people who are out here working who don't get any help cant even get a little help for daycare.
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    Trisha Goodnough, United States

    6 years ago State: IL
    Comments: I have one son (2years old) in a daycare center and pay over $900 a month for 4 days a week...when do I get a little bit of help It's to the point that eventhough I would like more children...I can't afford the daycare payments.
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    Claudia Magallan, United States

    6 years ago State: TX
    Country: US
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