‘More parents can work more hours if they choose to, producing stronger economic growth…’
(Michael Barnes, Liberty Headlines) Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is taking the progressive nanny-state agenda to whole new level.
In her bid to entice Democratic presidential primary voters, Warren is pitching a $700 billion childcare giveaway.
How would she pay for it? With a new tax on the rich that she says will raise $3 trillion over the next 10 years.
Since announcing her candidacy, Warren has struggled to gain traction in the crowded 2020 Democratic primary field.
Millennial and progressive voters don’t seem particularly interested in the out-of-touch, 69-year-old liberal, especially after her awkward campaign rollout and evidence that she profited from falsely claiming to be a Native American.
Warren is currently polling at 4 percent, according to a recent Quinnipiac Poll.
But announcing a plan to deliver hundreds of billions of dollars in new government welfare—framed as helping women—might help her get on track.
Warren says it’s a big win–win for everyone.
“More than a million childcare workers will get higher wages and more money to spend,” she said when announcing her Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act this week.
“More parents can work more hours if they choose to, producing stronger economic growth,” Warren added.
The sweeping proposal would pay for childcare and preschool for every family in the country at a cost of up to 7 percent of a family’s income.
Families making up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level, or $51,000 for a family of four, would pay nothing.
Warren’s plan would also pay childcare and preschool workers as much as public school teachers.
Many businesses and corporations have already begun to offer childcare services and benefits to workers in recent years.
The employee perk has helped many families become less reliant on government—but Warren’s proposal would change that.
The plan calls for the federal government partner with states, cities, school districts and nonprofits to place children with licensed early learning facilities.
The program would help prepare subsidized children for public schools, essentially placing them in government care for their entire childhood.