Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren proposes universal child care, funded by a wealth tax.
“In the wealthiest country on the planet, access to affordable and high-quality child care and early education should be a right, not a privilege reserved for the rich,” the Massachusetts Senator wrote in an online article.
The Massachusetts senator’s plan, unveiled Tuesday on Medium.com, would make child care free for families with incomes below 200 percent of the poverty level, or less than $51,500 for a family of four. Other families would pay up to 7 percent of income, depending on how much they earn.
The proposal marks the latest policy entry into a 2020 contest that features scores of progressive Democrats competing over how best to mitigate income inequality and expand the economic safety net for working families. Americans pay nearly as much for child care as they do for rent, with the average cost of child care in the U.S. approaching $1,400 a month, according to a 2018 HotPads analysis of a Care.com state and metro area pricing index.
Warren’s economic populist vision, paired with fierce attacks on corporations and wealthy Americans who she says are rigging the system for self-interest, is at the heart of her campaign, which has already drawn attacks from President Donald Trump. More
Free stuff, free stuff for everybody! Vote for me. Lefties sure love spending other people’s money. Another social program paid by the many to support the few.
Are you willing to have the leftists indoctrinate and “raise” your children and grandchildren? If not, stand up and fight, fight, fight. No more “silent majority” or we’ll soon to be a minority.
https://t.co/o3dddGU55D There you go, let the government take care of your children, like they did in Nazi Germany? With money left over from Cortez’s plan? Oh wait, there’s no money left.
— marilyn c (@marilyncole5) February 19, 2019
Yep, more taxes…. when can we officially call it socialism? https://t.co/4RyTm0VYEI
— James L. Paris (@jameslparis) February 19, 2019