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The Dems’ Mess of a Child-Care Plan

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The Dems’ Mess of a Child-Care Plan

National Review Online October 20, 2021
OtherChildren & Family

Yesterday at City Journal, I had a big-picture piece about the family policies the Democrats are wrangling over. As I explained, their debate isn’t just about how much to spend but also about how the government should shape the incentives parents face as they make important decisions about work and child care.

Here’s another point worth making: The day-care part of the existing plan is a complete and utter mess. Ultimately, it aims to cap day-care expenses at 7 percent of families’ income, which is tricky enough in itself to implement, but some technical aspects of the proposal would be disastrous.

Continue reading the entire piece here at National Review Online

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Robert VerBruggen is a fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Adapted from City Journal.

Photo by monkeybusinessimages/iStock

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