“Absolutely yes. I think the money should come from the parents first, but if they have to raise them they should receive some assistance.” Kim Musser, Nashville, Mich. We asked residents and visitors in Cedar:
Should grandparents receive compensation from the government when they are pressed into raising their grandchildren?
“Absolutely, or at least help from somebody. If there’s compensation to be had, it’s always nice, whether it’s from the government or the parents.” Janine Lehmann, Cedar
“No. Grandparents should be able to afford to raise their grandchildren. It should be a privilege.” Norm Rosinski, Grand Blanc, Mich.
“Yes, absolutely. We’re sandwiched together as it is trying to afford everything.” Debra VanZee, Cedar
“Only if they need it. I think it’s a grandparent’s responsibility to raise their grandchildren if the parents can’t.” Carol Simon, Westphalia, Mich.
“No. Parents don’t get money for raising their kids. They get the income tax anyway.” DJ Schmidt, Cedar