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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