Elizabeth Warren is suggesting that all Americans would like to be able to send their children off to be cared for by someone else. So much so that they’d like the Federal government to make it so. So much so much so that they’d like all to be poorer to make it so. Someone really does need to study the relationships progressives have with their own children, don’t they? For there are some people who quite like having their own children around rather than farming them out to someone poorer and darker to take care of.[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren is set to release a sweeping universal child care plan on Tuesday that would guarantee child care from birth until the time children enter school.[/perfectpullquote]
It simply surprises that there is such a general insistence. As above, some people quite like their own children. So much so that some even give up their jobs, careers, in order to have and raise them.
No, voluntarily.[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]To some degree, child care is a bipartisan issue, although some voters may balk at the size and cost of Warren’s proposal. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump offered up child care plans during the 2016 election.[/perfectpullquote]
I’m unconvinced it should be a bipartisan issue. Whether or not to have children is a choice these days. People should carry the costs of their choices. It isn’t true that everyone else should be forced to pay the cost of your choices either.
Thus, children means childcare costs, OK. Well, who should bear those costs? The parents, obviously enough, they’re the ones blessed with the children. They’re also the only people with either the information or the motivation to work out whether outside childcare is the solution or one or other of them not going to work is.
Then of course Warren’s plan becomes truly scary:[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]According to Warren’s campaign, her child care proposal would create a federal program that establishes a network of public and family-run centers.[/perfectpullquote]
The Feds are going to, centrally, open a national network? For kiddy care we want what, 10 to 50 inmates, no more. They want this to cover 12 million brats. And one central office in Washington DC is going to do this? In a nation of 320 million people? For that is how I read “public center”. They’re not just talking about a voucher to cash at anywhere registered. They’re really thinking of government run outposts across the nation.
Imagine day care being offered as the US Post Office does customer satisfaction. That is scary, isn’t it?