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Izzynius January 30th, 2019 2:45am

Do you think the responsibility for providing for the family financially should be shared equally amongst parents in households or that financial responsibility should fall primarily on either the fathers or mothers?

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Kay41 the Midwest
01/29/19 7:47 pm

I think it should be whatever each family decides is best for them. There isn't one right answer here.

susanr Colorado
01/29/19 10:21 pm

I think that between the parents, they should decide how they want to handle financial support. One, the other, or both. Whatever works for *them.* (I voted “both.”)

(And ya know, it could be two fathers or two mothers... or even less US-traditional arrangements than that.)

snagglepuss Story Time
01/29/19 7:49 pm

I think it could be shared but sometimes one parent needs to stay home with the children. It depends on each family’s situation.

Ssfiddler1 TheTrumpBarber
01/29/19 10:27 pm

I think if dad doesn’t try to provide for his family that’s pretty sad, but if the mom does or doesn’t work that’s between her and her husband

jmw7477 Indiana
01/30/19 5:12 am

It depends on the situation. Sometimes it makes more financial sense for only one parent to work. Sometimes both have to. I think it’s best if one can stay home, though.

catpillow Florida West Coast
01/30/19 9:37 am

It wasn’t that long ago when it was possible to have a one income family. I grew up in one.

MannIsMe Did You Assume My Party
01/30/19 11:22 am

To this day, my father alone makes more than mine and my wife's incomes combined.

catpillow Florida West Coast
01/30/19 9:41 am

As for the question, every family should decide for themselves.

Crispy899 America
01/30/19 1:29 pm

If they can live comfortably on one that’s fine but if they both need to work they both need to work.

buffaloman Team Trump
01/30/19 1:38 am

It really rests with whatever arrangement was made between the parents. Some stay-at-home wives do so because that’s what they’ve agreed upon.

01/30/19 12:59 pm

I think the pressure, both societally and economically, to have a 2 income family is ridiculous. It wasn’t that long ago when a single income was enough to provide. It wasn’t about acquiring things it was about family.

suppressedID That is my secret Cap
01/30/19 7:47 am

Good luck moving up on one income with a family.