Do families making a high income deserve handouts from the government?

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Pink and Blue is always on the pulse of what is happening and what is considered hot topics to real parents!

A recent conversation was picked up from child care today, the conversation was related to the topic that someone asked our admins to post anonymously:

Anonymously posted

I have an appointment coming up with Children Services to see if we qualify for a fee subsidy for daycare. Our combined income is 98k. I just checked the online calculator and it actually wants us to pay more than what the monthly cost of the daycare is. So I would like to hear from people on that income range that have gone through the process. Did you get declined/approved or are you paying more?

People have argued that families making that high of an income shouldnt be asking from handouts from the governemnt and that it should be saved for people below the poverty line!

What do you think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Here are some responses that we got from our followers concerning this topic that was aired on 1010 radio, they had expert Elaine Baxter on answering your questions, here is a summary of some of the main points made:


  • I’ve learned that there are 25,000 subsidies available and they are maxed out with a waiting list of 17,000. Terrible.
  • The host thinks it’s ridiculous that people who make 98K can get a subsidy. There are 25K subsidy spots available and most earn less than 20K a year. She did say though that on that salary and with 2 children (infants) in daycare you could qualify….whether you get it is another story. Oh and the host apparently thinks you shouldn’t have kids if you can’t afford it. Hmmm.
  • And that most of the families have an income of less than 20,000. Some higher, and it is possible that a family making 98K would qualify but it’s a lot less likely


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