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Tue Jul 19, 2016, 08:33 PM Jul 2016

Mike Pence has mocked working moms: ‘Sure, you can have it all’

Next came fierce criticism of working mothers.

“Sure, you can have it all,” he wrote in a 1997 letter to the Indianapolis Star. “But your day-care kids get the short end of the emotional stick.”

If Pence's past position is that women should just stay home, that stance has disintegrated over time as female breadwinners now support 40 percent of American households, and most families simply can’t survive on one income.

We don't know if Pence’s views have since changed — Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks didn’t respond to a request for comment. But if they haven't, he's increasingly out of step with his party. Last year, for example, Marco Rubio became the first GOP candidate to release a policy plan to make childcare more affordable, proposing new tax credits for working families.


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Mike Pence has mocked working moms: ‘Sure, you can have it all’ (Original Post) Liberal_in_LA Jul 2016 OP
He would criticize them either way. Ilsa Jul 2016 #1


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1. He would criticize them either way.
Tue Jul 19, 2016, 08:35 PM
Jul 2016

He'd punish them for being poor or for working to bring up the family's standard of living.

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