Thursday, August 22, 2013

Conservative Thinktank says that it is cheaper than ever to raise a child in Canada – unfortunately, they are idiots …

From this article:


First comes this quote:

The Fraser Institute says it's never been easier financially to raise a child in Canada, with the annual cost much lower than many believe.

The conservative think-tank says it is possible to raise a child on about $3,000-$4,000 a year, and even less if parents only include necessary expenses and are careful with their dollars.

And later this one …

Very few frills are included in the Fraser total, including no allowance for daycare or lost income if one parent decides to stay home to take care of the children.

Gulp … no allowance for daycare or the lost income that comes from not having daycare? What moron thought that the people who need daycare had suddenly become independently wealthy?

This is the kind of writing that reminds me of this paragon to critical thinking on how to make 10 million dollars in 10 years:

Every year, you put 1 million dollars in the bank and in 10 years you will have 10 million dollars.

In a world where conservative governments fully support the kind of deregulation and related policies that have efficiently destroyed our economies, it is just another case of idiocy to assume that the people most affected are not in fact affected and thus do not have any need for daycare since one job is still enough to raise a family. Perhaps the conservative “think tank” in this case decided that parents could raise children cheaply through the use of magic.

Read the whole article here …