Free Government Daycare, or Tax Write-off? The IRS Decides For You

More proof that having children responsibly is best for everybody.

**Disclaimer**

This is a quick blog, so please forgive my ‘ungreat’ writing skills

Being a single mother who makes very little money, I qualify for every government program imaginable. Prior to my ‘re-education’  of the founding of America and her principles, I received these freebies (ie- daycare, medical, foodstamps, wic).

After attending a tax day tea party in April, I realized I am a hypocrite. After 9 years, I was no longer ‘taking a hand up’, I was ‘taking a hand out’. I ended my rendezvous with government programs.

A tax credit exists for out of pocket childcare. I’ve paid $3000 this year for childcare. I am in the lowest tax bracket. Using an online tax-estimator, I was astonished to find I WILL NOT RECEIVE A DIME for out of pocket childcare. Had I made $8k more (and fell in the next tax bracket), I would receive a credit of 65% of my out of pocket childcare expenses, but would not have qualified for subsidized daycare.

Federally subsidized daycare works like this: A voucher is mailed and given to the childcare provider. Income guidelines require a monthly co-pay.  In Ohio, full time childcare runs about $500 a month. My co-pay was $165 per month for one child. Therefore I paid about 35% of daycare expenses out of pocket.

Do you see the irony in this situation?

The moral of the story is, if you’re relatively poor, you cannot receive credits for stuff you qualify for with federal programs. It seems as though ‘Joe the plumber’ was on to something even more sinister than most of us can ever imagine.

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About h1jen1

I'm just not in the mood for any more of the crap that is going on in this country. I don't care who is sick of me sounding off about everything taking place right in front of our eyes.. I don't care who is annoyed by all this.. I used to.. But I don't any more. Because if I can get through to, and open the eyes of just one person here, and one person there, I done at least SOMETHING. Our elected officials have played all of us for so long. They take advantage of our obsession of instant gratification. I'm not in the mood for any of that b/s any more...

2 responses to “Free Government Daycare, or Tax Write-off? The IRS Decides For You”

  1. WADE.... says :

    Nice site !!!

    The Socialist Democrats want people dependent on the Government …Dependency = power. That’s why they are pushing so hard for this Bogus Government Health Care, it’s nothing more than a power grab…if they really wanted reform they would allow people to buy Ins. across State lines and reign in the Lawyers on bogus claims…

    I keep this on my blog, because it rings true:

    American people will never knowingly adopt socialism.” “But under the name of ‘liberalism,’ they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.” Socialist presidential candidate, Norman Thomas

    http://liberal-dawgsqweez.blogspot.com/

  2. sailorray says :

    I I applaud you. People like you are what is right with America. Individuals who want to build a life on their own efforts, not on handouts from the government. Unfortunately government programs are designed specifically to keep people dependant on them. Especially the Democrats think that if you are dependent on government programs for your very existence you will be too afraid to vote for the other guy thus ensuring their power and jobs. Also how can they ask for trillions of dollars for social programs if no one uses them?
    The health care bill is designed to make everyone dependant on government. They want to make the insurance so cheap, paying for it with our taxes, it puts the other health care providers out of business meaning they will be the only ones providing care and your dependence is assured and their power. Of course they will conduct health care like everything else and destroy the health care system as we know it.
    Like you, I too once was at the point where I didn’t know where my next meal was coming from. But thru hard work and determination I am one who needs no outside help at all except for maybe health care and for that I have my own insurance.
    I understand you have more than just you to worry about. You want the best for your child. But you have the attitude that will someday get you to the point where you no longer need the help of others and can make it on your own if you have not already. That attitude is what made America the greatest country in the world and will continue to be if we can keep the progressives and liberals from turning it into something that it was never meant to be.
    Young people such as yourself are the future of America and how you treat our country is the legacy you will leave to your children which is why I fight so hard to keep America what it is and always has been. The land of the free and the home of the brave, you are one of the brave ones in today’s political climate.

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