Letter: It's easier to raise a rich man's kids
Saturday, April 28, 2012
I agree with Kathleen L. Brown’s opinion, (“Respect stay-at-home choices,” April 18 letter) but I think she has missed the political point.
Mrs. Romney was not being attacked for the fact that she was a stay-at-home mom, but rather that she had no business experience.
No reasonable person would suggest that raising children is not an important life choice, although I would suggest that most parents these days spoil their children and let them run the show.
The fact that seems to be overlooked in all this controversy is that raising a rich man’s children is infinitely easier than raising those of a poor man. Romney surely has no lack of funds for house cleaning, baby-sitting, medical care, etc.
It is not the same world for my friend and other stay-at-home moms who raise their six kids on the ordinary salary of a traveling salesman. They have to make every penny count.