There is no reason whatsoever that I or anyone else should pay someone else to look after someone else's children. I'm sure someone has preyed upon your woman frailties to think that this is acceptable, but it only goes to show why women should not be in charge of government in any shape or form.
There are SSPX families that support 10 children with a total yearly income of 25K, yet you claim these foster parents should be paid per child to support the children they are supposedly 'volunteering' to care for.
From a Catholic Point of view, and we are Catholic here, Any money given to the government in taxes does not obtain grace for the individual who gave it, no matter what it is ultamately used for. If on the other hand, someone voluntarily and directly gave some money to help out a foster parent that would entain graces of charity. On the other side, by virtue of earning income to care for the children the foster parents themselves are but government employees and obtain no graces.
If someone wishes to care for the needy I applaud them, if they want me to pay them to do it I do not.[/quote]
If you feel this strongly, then next few months I expect you post that you have in your home several children within the foster system in your state. Oh, we'll make it easy on you and just expect one. I'll be on the look-out.
You have no idea what you're talking about. You enspouse the SSPX and their families. We're not discussing that. If you read what I wrote you notice that I wasn't discussing trad families that are given graces by God because of the marital union. These are children who are born and have some issue that is in their life that make it severe enough for a state to intervene. From a Catholic standpoint, there are and have been many orphanages in it's history. Don Bosco had his Oratory and Boys Home. No, he didn't get a salary but he did expect the community to assist when it was possible. And guess what, the government in this instance is acting as a community in taking care of children as we no longer have much (if any) of the social structure from the mid, late 1800's. I happily cough up my taxes for THIS service than some asinine program that is worthless. This is worthy.
I suppose then that when a child is in need and none of us are aware of these not have the government step in this instance and let these children run around like beggars for food, shelter, medical care for themselves?
Again, will be looking for your post of you having at least one foster child. And we'll hear about how you can provide food, clothes, bedding, a bed, get them to school, to their doctor appointments all without any assistance. I'm sure you'll do just fine.