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Sen. Ron Johnson: Not 'Society's Responsibility To Take Care Of Other People's Children'

Added 01-27-22 02:54:02am EST - “People should become parents only if they're sure they'll never need help, the Wisconsin Republican suggested.” - Huffpost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Huffpost.com: “Sen. Ron Johnson: Not 'Society’s Responsibility To Take Care Of Other People’s Children’”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) offered an ice-cold argument Tuesday against subsidizing child care for working parents: Taking care of all these children just isn’t society’s job.

“People decide to have families and become parents; that’s something they need to consider when they make that choice,” Johnson told TV station WKBT during a visit to Kwik Trip’s headquarters in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

“I’ve never really felt it was society’s responsibility to take care of other people’s children,” Johnson said.

Technically, other people’s children are part of society. Everyone knows the proverb that “it takes a village to raise a child.”

But Johnson’s point is that parents should take care of their own children, and he said society does have a responsibility to provide job opportunities for parents.

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