Thursday, 9 October 2008

Team T-Lo Gets Political

Recently Team T-Lo has realized that Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada have had their way with us - and not in the good way either!

Logan's name has been on a couple of different waiting lists at Daycares in Winnipeg for almost a year now. We're still waiting. One daycare told me that I would be looking at a year and a half wait minimum and another told me that I might have a chance next September. Oi!

So for now, I'm doing exactly what the Conservatives want we to do - and not by choice. I'm a house wife, at home taking care of Logan. Although they have never come right out and said it, the Conservatives seem to have an antiquated notion of the Canadian family, straight out of the 1950's play book. They want us moms to stay at home and cook and clean while our husbands go out and make the bacon. Unfortunately, our family can't support this very well. I have student loans to pay off and what am I supposed to pay them off with? My house wife salary!? So, Terry gets home from work, we eat dinner together and then I head off to my evening job.

And you know what we spend Logan's $100 a month cheque on? Bills, saving up for a down payment on our first house, etc. Harper says we should spend it on daycare or possibly getting the grandparents to come over and watch our little ones. Where are these type of grandparents? Logan's grandparents first of all aren't old enough to be retired, they don't live in the same city as us, and why the heck would they spend their retirement years helping to raise another kid when they could be doing all the other fun things they've saved for?

We're stuck basically. We can't get daycare - so I can't work full time - so then we can't save up to buy our first home - so then I can't make enough money to pay off my student loans (even though I graduated with my B.A. in the top 10% of my class) - so then we save all the money we have and don't go out to eat or go to the movies, etc. - so then I sew all our clothes because it's cheaper than buying them at the store.

You see where this is going... Team T-Lo is not helping the economy at all right now. We're just trying to make ends meat. This is so stupid considering that Terry and I are both educated and hard working. We both have excellent jobs. I'm afraid for the families that don't have as much as we do - what has the current government done for them?

Anyway - I guess you all know who Team T-Lo endorses in the October 14th National Election...

We even have a lovely sign on our lawn! Go Matt!

Go Jack Layton and the New Democratic Party for Prime Minister and real leadership for Canada!

End of rant.

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