The thought of stay-at-home moms being a noble profession seems to be lost on President Obama and his fellow Democrats.
Speaking in Rhode Island Friday, the president was driving the oft-debunked theory of women earning lower wages in the workplace when he began talking about the need for better daycare and preschool facilities — on Uncle Sam’s dime of course.
“Sometimes, someone, usually mom, leaves the workplace to stay home with the kids, which then leaves her earning a lower wage for the rest of her life as a result. And that’s not a choice we want Americans to make,” Obama said.
“Moms and dads deserve a great place to drop their kids off every day that doesn’t cost them an arm and a leg,” Obama added.
But for some social media users, the remark about about staying at home not being a choice “we want Americans to make” felt like Obama was dissing stay-at-home moms, and left others users wondering just who is “we?”
Here are a few responses to that suggestion, as seen on Twitter:
— Tera Flop (@teraflopclub) October 31, 2014
Difference between saying “that’s not a choice we want Americans to make” and “that’s not a choice we want Americans to have to make.”
— John McCormack (@McCormackJohn) October 31, 2014
Wow. Obama disses stay at home moms. “That’s not a choice we want Americans to make.” http://t.co/QohcSEmXr6
— Conn Carroll (@conncarroll) October 31, 2014
Where are the “feminists” on this one? What about a “woman’s right to choose”? Freaking hypocrites… http://t.co/LUhp5asR5a
— Kemberlee Kaye (@KemberleeKaye) October 31, 2014
Obama Out To Destroy Families: Claiming America Doesn’t Want Stay-At-Home Moms http://t.co/EUhZtHk1ta
— ConservtveChicksRock (@ConservatveGurl) November 1, 2014
— Dr. Lynn J Anderson (@andersonDrLJA) November 1, 2014
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