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Will Hillary advocate for more assistance for single parents, the only group of low-wage workers whose wages are supplemented by streams of unearned income, such as hundreds in food stamps, housing assistance, childcare assistance, energy assistance, cash assistance and lump sum Earned Income Tax Credit checks of between $3,250 - $6,044 to spend on anything they want, not just their kids?
Will Hillary's role as a grandmother make her more sensitive to low income, unsubsidized workers whose $270 tax return checks will be consumed by the Obamacare penalty next year?
Will she advocate for more paid time off for moms in the workplace? How will this help unsubsidized workers who compete with them for jobs? How will this help job growth for those who lack taxpayer subsides?
Does childbirth and grandmotherhood make someone a bigger expert on job creation or other structural, economic issues that affect voters who do not receive taxpayer support due to motherhood?
Hillary's AnswerBeing a grandmother is the greatest joy and the best job I will ever have. Friends have always told me that would be the case, but I didn’t believe it fully until I experienced it for myself. Bill and I are still in awe of everything Charlotte does—little things like clapping her hands and making sounds that are starting to sound more and more like words.
Being a grandmother also makes you think about the future, and I’m constantly thinking to myself “how can I make sure this precious little girl has every opportunity in the world?” More than anything, I want to make sure she grows up in a country that is peaceful and prosperous—one that gives everyone an opportunity to live up to his or her potential.
I am fighting for the policies that will give every child a chance in life, like access to quality pre-K programs and affordable health care. I want to make sure we’re educating families about the importance of reading and singing to their babies to help them build vocabulary. And we have to make sure that all children—no matter where they live—can grow up safely and free from discrimination. And I want to make sure they can attend college without taking on massive student loan debt. Because you shouldn’t have to be the grandchild of a former president to be successful.
Helping children and families as been the focal point of my whole career, and being a grandmother has really reinforced my sense of purpose in that work—and the notion that public service sometimes means planting trees under whose shade you’ll never sit.