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senate Bill S. 1878

Should the Feds Provide Free Childcare for Needy Families & Subsidize Childcare Costs for Others?

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Child care costs have risen to untenable levels for many American families. It’s time for the federal government to step in to help hardworking families pay for the childcare that’s needed to ensure their children are happy, thriving, and well-cared for while parents are at work. Head Start/Early Head Start and the Pentagon’s universal child care program for military families demonstrate that the federal government can play a role in supporting childcare.

Donna 's Opinion
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08/25/2019
The first step in resurrecting a HEALTHY, WELL EDUCATED, PROSPEROUS, WORTHY AMERICA is to HELP LIFT ALL OUR CHILDREN and FAMILIES OUT of HOPELESS, DEHUMANIZING POVERTY !!!! HURRY!
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jimK's Opinion
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08/25/2019
As a country, I believe we need to adapt a "leave no person behind" philosophy. As a nation, we are stronger, more vital and better equipped to deal with challenges when we all pull together rather than counting on the wealthiest-few to direct us. To that end, I endorse all efforts to remove barriers in order to 'level the playing field' and ensure that all of us, rich and poor, have equal opportunity to build our successful lives, have an engaged awareness of issues that affect all of us and to have a successful voice as a citizen of our Nation. To be clear, 'successful' to me, means successful in life's pursuits of happiness and well being; 'successful’ does not mean becoming wealthy, especially by the exploitations of others. The more we educate and inspire our youth, all of our youth, the brighter our future becomes. I am sure that this bill needs some where-as and what-for considerations to get properly put together, but the goals are both timely and very much needed.
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burrkitty's Opinion
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08/25/2019
It’s a better use of our tax money to spend our dollars on the future of our children rather than on endless war.
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Argument opposed

This proposal has the potential to be incredibly expensive, and it’s unclear whether Sen. Warren’s proposal ultra-millionaire tax would be able to support its cost even if it’s deemed Constitutional (and that itself is questionable). Additionally, it could distort the labor market by disincentivizing parents to stay at home, which could have serious negative consequences for the housing market.

Roscoe's Opinion
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08/25/2019
This is not a responsibility of the federal government. They do not do this type of work well. It ends up with a lot of bureaucracy. And poor service!
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Sandy 's Opinion
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08/25/2019
This is just another Democratic ploy to take more money from the American middle class. We have our own families to take care of. If Democratic millionaires are so concerned about the poor as they would like us to believe they are, let them give contribute their own money. Studies have proved that Democrats give much less money to charity than Conservatives!
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SneakyPete's Opinion
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08/25/2019
Senate bill S.1878 AKA the Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act I’d be opposed to the Senator Warren Democratic Senate bill S.1878 AKA the Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act which would fund a system of locally-run, affordable, high-quality childcare programs. It would mandate federal investment in childcare, ensure that families below 200% of the poverty get free childcare and ensure that all families would spend no more than 7% of their incomes on childcare.  This proposal has the potential to be incredibly expensive, and it’s unclear whether Sen. Warren’s proposal ultra-millionaire tax would be able to support its cost even if it’s deemed Constitutional (and that itself is questionable). Additionally, it could distort the labor market by disincentivizing parents to stay at home, which could have serious negative consequences for the housing market. SneakyPete.......... 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻. 8.25.19...........
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    The first step in resurrecting a HEALTHY, WELL EDUCATED, PROSPEROUS, WORTHY AMERICA is to HELP LIFT ALL OUR CHILDREN and FAMILIES OUT of HOPELESS, DEHUMANIZING POVERTY !!!! HURRY!
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    This is not a responsibility of the federal government. They do not do this type of work well. It ends up with a lot of bureaucracy. And poor service!
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    As a country, I believe we need to adapt a "leave no person behind" philosophy. As a nation, we are stronger, more vital and better equipped to deal with challenges when we all pull together rather than counting on the wealthiest-few to direct us. To that end, I endorse all efforts to remove barriers in order to 'level the playing field' and ensure that all of us, rich and poor, have equal opportunity to build our successful lives, have an engaged awareness of issues that affect all of us and to have a successful voice as a citizen of our Nation. To be clear, 'successful' to me, means successful in life's pursuits of happiness and well being; 'successful’ does not mean becoming wealthy, especially by the exploitations of others. The more we educate and inspire our youth, all of our youth, the brighter our future becomes. I am sure that this bill needs some where-as and what-for considerations to get properly put together, but the goals are both timely and very much needed.
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    It’s a better use of our tax money to spend our dollars on the future of our children rather than on endless war.
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    Early childhood education has been proven to benefit a person throughout their entire life.
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    We must get back to investing in our people, preparing them for the jobs of tomorrow today. America has become a service sector society, we continue to loose ground to other countries in high skilled education and technologies. How can we compete on the world stage if we don’t invest in our people.
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    The more we can help families thrive the better our country will be
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    This is just another Democratic ploy to take more money from the American middle class. We have our own families to take care of. If Democratic millionaires are so concerned about the poor as they would like us to believe they are, let them give contribute their own money. Studies have proved that Democrats give much less money to charity than Conservatives!
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    It would be a huge economic boon if childcare were subsidized. It would also enable poor and middle class families to get their young children in quality day care. It would be a win for all.
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    Children are the foundation of our society and need the best start to life possible.
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    Senate bill S.1878 AKA the Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act I’d be opposed to the Senator Warren Democratic Senate bill S.1878 AKA the Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act which would fund a system of locally-run, affordable, high-quality childcare programs. It would mandate federal investment in childcare, ensure that families below 200% of the poverty get free childcare and ensure that all families would spend no more than 7% of their incomes on childcare.  This proposal has the potential to be incredibly expensive, and it’s unclear whether Sen. Warren’s proposal ultra-millionaire tax would be able to support its cost even if it’s deemed Constitutional (and that itself is questionable). Additionally, it could distort the labor market by disincentivizing parents to stay at home, which could have serious negative consequences for the housing market. SneakyPete.......... 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻. 8.25.19...........
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    This isn’t the job of the Federal government. #MAGA
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    Children are the responsibility of the parents, not the government.
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    Sure, it would put more people working. They would be paying taxes and able to purchase more items. Subsidizing child care stimulates jobs. 1. Care takers for children 2. Enabled both parents or single parents to work. 3. Enables workers to spend their earnings and pay taxes. 4. Employs others to work in sales that those subsidized child care people spending money 5. Employs people to make the products to sell, or bring into this country to sell. This is a win win use of tax dollars. Only a complete idiot would be against it.
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    I wish people would understand how important this is to creating a prosperous nation In the short term, medium term, and long term - care and education for infants, toddlers and children is essential. This is one of the very best investments the USA can make to truly make and keep the USA prosperous and thriving. For everyone. I don’t know if the details of this particular bill are the best plan or approach - but we must invest in children, children’s health and safety, and early childhood education.
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    I strongly support using our tax dollars to help our poorest, most needy citizens.
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    The people who need it most definitely should receive it. No one deserves to be in a life or death situation when it comes to diseases or other health issues.
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    No! This is not the responsibility of government nor is it the responsibility of the tax payer to fund childcare for another! Period!
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    Federal childcare would be unconstitutional.
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    We’re in debt enough as is. As nice as it might be, we just can’t afford it.
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