Elizabeth Warren Calls Child Care A ‘Fundamental Human Right’

Hannah Bleau

She Really Just Went There, WATCH:

Attention everyone: There’s a new “fundamental human right” that exists, according to Elizabeth Warren.

Child care. We have a “fundamental human right” to child care. I repeat, you have the RIGHT to a babysitter, FREE OF CHARGE FOR YOU.

She has an actual plan to roll this concept out.

“We must do better for our kids — and our parents. 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,” she writes.

“That’s why I’m proposing a bold new Universal Child Care and Early Learning plan. My plan will guarantee high-quality child care and early education for every child in America from birth to school age,” she continued. “It will be free for millions of American families, and affordable for everyone. This is the kind of big, structural change we need to produce an economy that works for everyone.”

According to her plan:

  • Federal government will partner with local providers — states, cities, school districts, nonprofits, tribes, faith-based organizations — to create a network of child care options that would be available to every family.
  • These options would include locally-licensed child care centers, preschool centers, and in-home child care options.
  • Local communities would be in charge, but providers would be held to high national standards to make sure that no matter where you live, your child will have access to quality care and early learning.
  • Child care and preschool workers will be doing the educational work that teachers do, so they will be paid like comparable public school teachers.

Neat. So how are we going to pay for it?

And here’s the best part. The federal government will pick up a huge chunk of the cost of operating these new high-quality options. That allows local providers to provide access for free to any family that makes less than 200% of the federal poverty line. That means free coverage for millions of children.

No. That means taxpayers are picking up the tab YET AGAIN. This plan might as well be called, “How To Screw Over The American Taxpayer, Volume 932.”

 

You don’t have the “right” to have other people take care of your kids. I can’t believe that even needs to be said out loud.