Back during the late 1980’s and early 1980’s, subsidizing child care was a major issue on the national level. Republicans and conservatives objected. It was considered to be a concession to the premise that the family unit was irreversibly broken. It was also felt to be inappropriate to redistribute taxpayers’ dollars in order to facilitate mothers’ working outside the home when their primary responsibility is to raise their own children.
We have taxpayer subsidized child care at the federal and state levels– Head Start, Smart Start, pre-K, etc.
But now, some Republicans in the North Carolina in the General Assembly want to expand taxpayer-subsidized child care in North Carolina. The Daily Haymaker has some details; and there is also a report in the Carolina Journal.
Apparently, the NC Chamber of Commerce is one of the instigators. They apparently want more moms in the workforce.
If the Republicans are going to be supporting this garbage, who is going to protect us against it?