FROM Helen Blank
Working Parents Can't Have It All: Can Government Help? For new parents all over the country, rising costs are making day care unaffordable even when both mothers and fathers are working. In 33 states, it's costlier than a four-year college education and -- even in some affluent areas -- it's more expensive than rent. Economic realities are making for painful decisions when it comes to starting a family. Democrats think it's a winning issue in the presidential campaign. We hear the kind of horror stories producing demand for childcare to become a national priority — even at a cost of $90 billion.